How NOT to Ship Server Equipment: 5 Mistakes to Avoid


Shippers of server equipment must consider a number of factors, including safety, speed, and – of course – cost. -

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Craters & Freighters Launches New Platinum National Logistics Division


Craters & Freighters has introduced Craters & Freighters Platinum, designed to give the commercial, industrial and manufacturing customer expert solutions for their complex nationwide crating, packaging and shipping logistical needs.

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How to Buy a Motorcycle Out of State


Your dream motorcycle is out there…but it may have to cover a lot of road to get into your garage. Many bike lovers, especially those looking for a unique model, turn to online retailers such as ebay, CycleTrader.com or Craigslist to find their ideal road companion. Often the seller is out of state, which can be an intimidating buying proposition (“Is the bike in worse shape than the picture? How am I going to get it here?”).

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How the Monuments Men Returned Their Treasures


Have you heard the amazing story of the Monuments Men? George Clooney directed and starred in a recent movie adaptation based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel. The real-life Monuments Men (and omen) were a group of mostly-middle aged professors, historians and museum curators who left their comfortable careers to recover priceless works of art on the front lines of World War II. While the story of how they tracked and discovered the Nazi’s stashes of treasure is fascinating, as shipping professionals we wondered what happened next?

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Craters & Freighters Phoenix Moves, Ships and Installs Senator Goldwater Statue


PHOENIX, AZ - April 29, 2014 - Craters & Freighters Phoenix was selected to oversee the moving, shipping and installation of a statue of Arizona’s late Senator Barry M. Goldwater from the foundry in Prescott to Arizona’s State Capitol in Phoenix. Later this summer, Craters & Freighters will remove the statue, crate and convey it to its final destination in Washington, D.C.

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Moving Your Senior Parent with Empathy


Having “the conversation” with a family member about moving into an assisted living facility can feel overwhelming and stressful for everyone involved. Many seniors don’t want to face the reality of their diminishing capabilities and adult children don’t want to think about a future without their parents. However, if you wait until a time of crisis to start exploring options it’s much more difficult to make well-thought out decisions that maintain positive relationships. Keep the below tips in mind

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Senior Moving Downsizing: Preserve Both Memories and Space


The difference between a house and a home is the people and memories that occupy the rooms. As family members age and decide to move to smaller residences it can be painful for them to part with the memories of their home. The purpose of downsizing is to shed the extra baggage and create a fresh start but many people find it difficult to let go of possessions that provoke rich memories. When it comes time to help out with senior moves you can keep your estate shipping costs down and still preserve memories with the following tips:

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Midcentury Modern Estate Items You Might Not Know Are Valuable


Are you in charge of the clean up after an elder family member leaves home? Before you contract with senior moving services or pack items off to Goodwill, take stock of the home goods. While most estates won’t contain a Chippendale or Ming vase there are many items from the Baby Boomer generation that are hot in the design world right now. The resurgence of the midcentury modern aesthetic has been the biggest home design trend in the last five years. Learn about how to spot and sell these items below to capitalize on the midcentury craze.

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Senior Moving Checklist: A Guide to Evaluating Moving Companies


When it comes time to help an elder family member move into a new home you may have a lot of questions. Do you need to insure their valuables? How is a regular moving company different from specific senior moving services? Will fragile item shipping cost a lot more? Researching and evaluating moving companies can seem like a huge project. At Craters & Freighters we understand starting this process is overwhelming so we compiled a Senior Moving Checklist based on our expertise in the shipping industry.

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Craters & Freighters Welcomes New Owner Of Boston Location


Boston, MA – Craters & Freighters, the national leader in specialty freight and crating solutions, announced its Boston territory is now under new ownership. The company welcomes Rick Cannata, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts to Craters & Freighters’ nationwide network of locations.

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