What Does White-Glove Service Mean?
Freight can be shipped through trucks and ships. When it comes to trucking, Titan Transline offers full truckloads (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) transport options. The choice between these two methods is based on the size of the shipment, how fragile the cargo is, time requirements, and available budget. There are also other options that can be considered like white-glove service, warehousing, distribution, and logistics.
The term white-glove service means that assistance is provided with a substantially higher level of care and attention to detail. Standard shipping usually involves transporting items from their point of origin to their destination; after which the client takes over the items. In the white glove service, after the items reach their destination, they are removed from the crates and packaging by the logistics company.
White glove shipping service is critical to individuals and organizations who want to ship valuable items like artworks, antiques, and irreplaceable items. The items are expensive in a sense that may have little monetary value but high sentimental value. If a valuable artwork is damaged, an art gallery’s reputation can be negatively affected. With white-glove service, the artwork will be delivered to a customer in exactly the same condition when it left the gallery.
Many customers invest in high-end furniture and they expect the items to be delivered with utmost care to maintain their excellent quality through white-glove service. The last thing that a logistics and trucking company would want is for their reputation to be tarnished because the high-end items were damaged during transit. Even contractors and builders opt for white-glove service for the delivery of expensive furnishings like a one-of-a-kind marble countertop of a handcrafted fireplace mantle.
The main goal in choosing a white glove delivery service is to ensure that items are transported safely and efficiently. Logistics companies provide a high level of service with meticulous and painstaking attention to detail. White glove service is also defined as extra attention or respect when handling an individual’s or organization’s prized possession. Teams that are providing white-glove service never forget the fact that they are handling something that their client considers as very important and irreplaceable.