Non-Standard Shipping Services

Shipping isn’t always a one-size-fits-all endeavor. When you have non-standard shipping that needs to be accomplished quickly and efficiently, R&S Logistics is here to help.

With headquarters in Knoxville, TN, R&S Logistics is a premier supply chain management company dedicated to customer satisfaction and business growth. With over a decade of experience, we have established ourselves as leaders in serving the Southeast, national, and international markets. Our commitment to reliability and outstanding customer service is evident in every distribution center, where accuracy and flexibility are our hallmarks.

As your trusted 3PL partner, we collaborate with you to develop streamlined supply chain solutions that drive success and maintain your professional image. We offer tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of your clients while enhancing your company's competitiveness. From the shipment of oversized products to kitting and assembly, our range of services ensures your business remains at the forefront of your industry.

How R&S Moves Non-Standard Freight

“Floor-loaded” refers to freight loaded directly onto a transport vehicle's floor, such as a truck or container. This is done without the use of pallets or other intermediary equipment. Floor-loaded shipping is necessary when items can’t be machine-loaded on a pallet. It’s less common than palletized shipping, so the R&S team is sure to load by hand with care and expertise.

A mixed-SKU box is a container with more than one product SKU inside. They can include various items with different sizes, shapes, or weights

They’re more complicated for logistics, handling, and truck loading. R&S helps ensure that mixed SKU boxes are carefully organized to ensure accurate delivery and efficient distribution.

Also known as superloads, oversized and heavy haul shipments go beyond the dimension guidelines for transportation. This makes them subject to additional restrictions. R&S Logistics preps, loads, and handles the logistics of shipments weighing over 80,000 pounds. All of this ensures that your shipments meet state mandates for heavy haul requirements.

Benefits of Partnering with R&S

As a third-party logistics provider (3PL) centrally located for East Coast markets, we understand the intricacies of handling non-standard freight. While other 3PL providers might claim proficiency in oversized items, this is highly unlikely if they’re only specialized in e-commerce. Instead, you’ll experience delays with unexpected costs passed on to you.

At R&S, we’re built for us with experts who thrive on providing non-standard shipping solutions. Our team is tailored for the task, excelling in solutions for heavy, hazardous, and irregularly shaped materials, ensuring secure loading and appropriate packaging.

We facilitate connections with suitable carriers for transporting oversized loads. Our experts also offer invaluable assistance regarding permits and road regulations, ensuring smooth sailing throughout the shipping process.

Accomplish More with R&S

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At R&S, we provide more than non-standard shipping services. For example, our food-grade warehouses are specialized hubs designed for the safe storage, handling, and distribution of food and beverage items. They play a critical role in maintaining product integrity and preventing contamination by offering temperature-controlled environments, adhering to sanitary storage practices, and complying with stringent food safety regulations.

These facilities cater not only to food and beverage companies but also to a wide array of industries such as nutraceutical and dietary supplement manufacturers, agriculture, medical supplies, personal care, and cosmetics. Our food-grade warehouses emphasize sanitation, humidity control, and traceability, ensuring the highest standards of food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance across the board.

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Which carriers do you use for oversized shipping?
We are connected with all major carriers. This allows us to find the best solution for your unique needs.

USPS is often the best carrier for ecommerce non-standard shipping based on their dimensional weight calculations. However, we’ll help you find the best price based on your situation.

The last thing you want is surprise charges for additional handling on your shipments. That’s why we use fair, transparent pricing to ensure that there aren’t any surprises.

We operate warehouses in Knoxville, TN, as well as:

  • Dandridge
  • Lenoir City
  • Loudon
  • Morristown
  • White Pine

We also have a
distribution warehouse in Savannah, GA, that provides access to the Port of Savannah.