When you have freight requirements needing a custom solution, we can help:
Crating and Packaging
We can create custom or standard packing, or packaging and crating solutions to help reduce potential damage to your freight.
Beyond the typical delivery, we can arrange time- or date-specific service, special handling, or special-location accommodations based on your specific needs.
Dedicated delivery options are available for both commercial and residential needs and can include retail, store-to-door, jobsite, and business-to-business delivery services. We can also accommodate your unique driver or fleet requirements to support your company's marketing and branding efforts.
Through Estes Forwarding Worldwide, we offer a single-source transportation solution for shippers of exhibit and tradeshow materials. Features include a 24/7 dedicated call center, proactive shipment monitoring, in-transit adjustments, and on-site show management (unpacking, setup, electrical/audio-visual support and repacking coordination) before, during and after the event.
Estes is an approved carrier for the Department of Defense, FEMA, and the General Services Administration (GSA). We’re also one of the first major LTL carriers in the nation to comply with the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) safety requirements for making freight deliveries to outbound commercial or cargo aircraft.
Hazmat and Special Permits
Estes will take care of any permits required for extra heavy, tall or wide freight, in addition to special permits related to special routes, hazardous materials, or dangerous goods.
Household Goods Moving
We provide do-it-yourself household goods moving services through our Estes SureMove division. An Estes driver drops off a trailer for three days at a residence or place of business for customers to load their household or office goods. We then pick up the trailer and deliver it to the new home or place of business, for the customer to unload in three days.
2-Person or Multiple-Person
We provide multi-person delivery teams for bulky or heavy freight delivered to businesses or residential areas.
Pick and Pack
We can also assemble orders by selecting appropriate goods from stored merchandise, and then pack, palletize, and arrange it for shipping — all based on your specifications.
We provide transport for freight of unusual size, weight or other characteristics that prevent it from being shipped by normal means.
Estes also offers on-site packaging and loading inspections to ensure that your freight is optimally protected. And if we detect flaws that will contribute to damage, we can correct them to help prevent claims down the road.
Residential or Business Delivery
Our final-mile services deliver your shipment to a business or place of residence. Premium final-mile services include white glove services for inside delivery, unpacking, setup, debris removal, and more.
Have a volume shipment that’s particularly important or prone to damage and shortage? With our Secured Divider service, your freight receives a higher level of protection because it’s loaded in the trailer’s nose and it stays separate from all other cargo until it reaches the destination.
Security/Escort Services (Armed or Unarmed)
Security includes either ride-along escorts or separate escort vehicles manned by security-cleared, licensed personnel, who maintain constant surveillance of the cargo vehicle.
Sort and Segregate
We can also sort and segregate by marks, brands, sizes, flavors, or other distinguishing characteristics to separate batch-picked merchandise for shipping to multiple retail stores.
We use a variety of special equipment to accommodate specific freight needs, including temperature-controlled or soft-sided trailers, air rides, flatbeds, Conestogas (flatbed trailers with sliding tarp systems), intermodal transport, and trucks with forklifts.
We can temporarily store trailers (ours or yours) on a lot or in a warehouse, and then deliver the load to a final destination at a specified time.
When your retail or other merchandise requires pre-ticketing, re-ticketing or ticket removal, we can handle it.
White Glove (Final Mile service)
Our additional services for final distribution can include inside delivery at a business or residence, uncrating, assembly, setup and packaging removal.