Embark on a captivating journey spanning almost four decades in the dynamic logistics landscape, tracing the evolution of our expertise and commitment.
Special Service Freight Company, Charlotte, was established as an agent location for Special Freight Service Company, who operated in the Tri-State area, headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
Within months of establishing the Charlotte location, the two local managers were forced to incorporate as a new and separate company when the ‘parent’ NJ operation closed down, and so, in August 1987 Special Service Freight Company of the Carolinas, Inc. was born.
Initially servicing the Charlotte air cargo market with just a couple of vans and trucks, the Company began to broaden its presence by establishing licensee locations throughout the Carolinas.
Wilmington, NC opened in October 1988, followed by Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC the following month, November, 1988.
Five years later, October 1993, Special Service opened an office in Asheville, NC and Columbia, SC began operations in June 1994.
The final expansion under the original owners was the opening of Charleston, SC in July 2003.
Special Service continued operating exclusively in the Carolinas until October 2005 when it was sold by its founders to the current Owner.
The Company now operates 12 terminals offering service in twenty cities spread across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Carolinas and Georgia operations are all linked with a dedicated nightly line haul service operated by the company.
We have also established a partnership network with other local cartage providers that extend our customer service into Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle. These are also serviced by line hauls out of the main Atlanta hub.
We operate Customs Bonded Container Freight Stations in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina. The entire network fleet is a bonded 'common carrier' for movement throughout the 48 states.
We operate twelve full-service warehouse terminals offering coverage in over two thousand four hundred zip codes centered around nineteen cities in the Southeast.
The majority of the fleet consists of air-ride 26' Straight Trucks with lift gates, Cargo and Sprinter Vans, and many Stations also operate 53' tractor/trailer units. All locations are 100% TSA compliant.