Why Choose Craters & Freighters Pittsburgh

Experience & Reputation

Founded in 1990, Craters & Freighters created an industry by establishing a nationwide network of packaging, crating, and shipping centers that specialize in items that are too large, valuable, and/or fragile to be handled by traditional shipping companies. 20 years later, the company still dominates the specialty freight industry.

Secure Handling

Craters & Freighters has developed proprietary methods of handling, wrapping, cushioning, and packaging large, valuable, and fragile items. We understand that these items require proper cushioning systems, stabilization, and professionally built containers in order to be shipped safely and securely.

In-House Packaging Methods

Most "crating and shipping companies" are actually brokers who outsource the most critical task - the packaging of your items for safe transport - to so-called "agents" or "affiliates." Craters & Freighters physically performs - and insures - its own packaging from 67 locations nationwide, relying upon 20 years of proven packaging methods. When you choose Craters & Freighters, you know exactly who will be handling your items, and you can rest assured that they are up to the task.


No move is too large or too small for Craters & Freighters. We have served clients moving everything from a single painting to entire data centers.

Special Service Needs

We understand that different customers have different needs. Our customer service team will work with you to create a solution that meets your individual needs - from expedited service or after hours pickup and delivery to extended services such as storage and uncrating. Tell us your need, and we will make it happen.

Meticulous Attention to Detail

We value your property as much as you do so you can trust us to take care of all the details end to end, just like you would. Reassurance and peace-of-mind – that’s what we deliver, for your most treasured valuables.  And with numerous value-added services to complement our core offerings, we can literally take care of everything.

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