Special Service News Archive

2017 News Archive
Thanksgiving Line haul schedule – The Line haul will run overnight on Wed 22nd with freight available at destinations on Fri 24th, and then again as normal on Sunday 26th with freight availability at the local Stations on Monday morning 27th Nov.
The Line Haul will not operate on Thur 23rd or Fri 24th Nov.  
Thanksgiving Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate normally Wednesday 22nd, but will be closed on Thursday 23rd. 
Friday 24th:  We will only run 'skeleton staff/drivers' at all locations, and most Stations will shut early expecting that many consignees will not be accepting freight as they will also be closed.  
Please confirm any expected pick ups or deliveries for Friday before the start of Thanksgiving with the appropriate Station.

Hurricane IRMA:  
Updated Tue 26th Sept: 
MIA and MCO/TPA continue to work through the issues created by extended loss of power, delayed shipments, emergency relief handling and a backlog of paperwork.  Please bear with them as they continue to get front and back office operations running again.Hurricane IRMA:  
Updated Tue 26th Sept: 
MIA and MCO continue to work through the issues created by loss of power, delayed shipments, emergency relief handling and a backlog of paperwork.  Please bear with them as they continue to get front and back office operations running again.
Update Tue 12th 8.00 a.m.  
ATL & CHS undergoing a slow recovery with some flooding, traffic lights out, businesses closed - so please call forward for any requirements.  
SAV still experiencing flooding and level of service not yet confirmed.  
MIA working towards full recovery, and has some limited local services.
MCO has limited operations.
TPA still working towards recovery - call MCO for status on P&D in the TPA area.

Update Mon 11th 10.00 a.m. 
- As GA has declared a state of emergency and most Forwarders/Airlines/Government Agencies and customers are not shipping or receiving freight we will not be operating any of our line hauls Mon night, and our ATL office will be closing down at midday.
We will reassess the situation first thing Tuesday morning and update where things stand at that time.

Update Fri 8th 6 a.m. Due to the forecast track for Hurricane Irma, our Savannah terminal will be closing early on Friday, the 8th of September, and will only be running limited service that day.  There will be no line haul or pickup delivery service in SAV until further notice.  We anticipate the coastal locations of Charleston, SC and Wilmington, NC may also suspend service and or be put under a mandatory evacuation order.

Service to all points in Florida will be suspended as well.  It is anticipated that other areas service areas could be impacted as Hurricane Irma advances, including all points in the Carolinas.  

We also anticipate major traffic issues in the Carolinas and Georgia as people move north out of Florida area.  
Additionally, if we lose power it could take our communications and servers down which means that POD’s, updates and charges may be offline for a while.

We would ask that everyone exercise patience during and after the storm.  
We will do our best to get back to a normal service schedule as conditions and the authorities allow.  

As the track of the storm continues to change we are unable to offer any more detailed information as to who might be open or closed.
If you have any freight scheduled for a move on Monday through Wednesday DO CALL the terminal twelve hours before the expected time to confirm whether conditions at the terminal, on the roads and at the pick-up point/consignee allow this to be done safely.  

Labor Day Weekend Line haul schedule: The Line haul will not run overnight Sunday Sept 3rd.  Line haul will run overnight Monday Sept 4th with freight available for recovery on Tuesday 5th.  
All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Friday Sept 1st will be available at their respective destinations on Tuesday 5th.

Labor Day  Weekend Local Stations schedule:
Stations will operate normally on Friday Sept 1st, will close Labor day Monday 4th and re-open for business on Tuesday 5th.  (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity during the Holiday weekend).

July 27th:
Airport to Door rates ATL to/from the Carolinas available in excel format.  
Contact sperriman@specialservice.net for spreadsheet with your contact info. Thanks

May 1st:
Special Service CAE and CHS  are now acting as Agent for ATL Inbound/outbound freight moving on our linehaul on behalf of JP Hall Express.  Please note that this is in addition to all of our Carolinas Stations already acting as the Linehaul and P&D Agent for American Linehaul and LandAir Express.  Thank you JPHE, ALC and LAE.

Apr 24th: We remind our customers (and future customers) that our ATL-CLT-RDU linehaul offers Airport to Airport and Door to Door service to both CHS and CAE.

Effective Apr 2nd: A Security & Compliance Surcharge will be implemented at $1 per HAWB.

Apr 1st: New team takes over our TPA operations running out of MCO.  No charge between MCO and TPA, therefore better pricing and timing for inbound/outbound line hauls, MCO rated accessorials so more competitively priced - and great communication, response and service. 
Phone: (321) 732-8433 Email: tpa@specialservice.net or direct to mco@specialservice.net 

Feb 1st: We are delighted to welcome Mike Ritter as 'Manager Western Carolinas'.  Mike will have responsibility for managing both the Charlotte and Asheville Terminals, as well as the line haul between both locations.

Feb 1st: We are delighted to welcome Mike Ritter as 'Manager Western Carolinas'.  Mike will have responsibility for managing both the Charlotte and Asheville Terminals, as well as the line haul between both locations.

Feb 1st: Greenville, SC (GSP) rates updated with immediate effect today.

Jan 10th: Ft Myers (RSW) facility opened: SSFC has expanded Southwest Florida coverage with the addition of a 12,000 Sq Ft of warehouse to service SW Florida from Venice, FL to Marco Island, FL. The facility is located with easy access to I-75, for efficient and cost effective P&D versus service via Miami or Tampa. The line haul from our TPA terminal supports the best P&D capability in the Ft Myers, Naples markets.
See TPA pages for RSW details, points and rates.

Jan 6th: Advance warning re Carolinas Snow storm:
An advisory is in effect suggesting that travel conditions will be dangerous in the Carolinas Saturday through Monday - particularly in the Greensboro/Raleigh area.  This is likely to affect all line haul freight moving into/out of North and South Carolina over the weekend and into Monday.  Please check with Atlanta and the local station if you have concerns over scheduled deliveries.

Jan 6th: BNA closed due to 'winter storm Helena': If you have urgent shipments please call to get updated information and/or to reschedule.

Jan 1st: Notice of Tariff Changes: We have just completed a competitive analysis of the extensive services offered, rising costs and the current tariff structure, and are implementing a selective ‘weight rate’ increase effective January 1st 2017. Please check relevant station pages for P&D and Line haul rates.  Please know we remain committed to providing quality transportation service, with low claims ratio and consistent transit times, as well as superior customer service.   We wish you a profitable, safe and healthy 2017.  

Additional current news on opening Index page for this year.

2016 News Archive
Christmas
Line haul schedule – The Line haul will not run overnight on Sun 25th.  The line haul will operate as normal both ways on Monday 26th  with freight availability at the local Stations on Tuesday morning 27th Dec.
New Year Line haul schedule – The Line haul will not run overnight on Sun 1st Jan 2017.  The line haul will operate as normal both ways on Monday 2nd with freight availability at the local Stations on Tuesday morning Jan 3rd.

Christmas Local Stations schedule - Stations will be closed Monday 26th Dec 2016. 
New Year Local Stations schedule - Stations will be closed on Monday 2nd Jan 2017. 
Throughout the Xmas/New Year period, some Stations operate with reduced staffing and driver levels, so please call with any questions on time-critical freight for delivery or recovery.  

Thanksgiving Line haul schedule – The Line haul will not run overnight on Wed 23rd or Thur 24th Nov.  The line haul will operate inbound RDU through to ATL on Friday 25th, and as normal both ways on Sunday 27th with freight availability at the local Stations on Monday morning 28th Nov.
Thanksgiving Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate normally Wednesday 23rd, but will be closed on Thursday 24th
Most Stations are open but operate with a skeleton staff on Friday post-Thanksgiving day, so please call with any questions on time-critical freight for delivery that day or over the weekend.    
Friday 25th:  We will only run 'skeleton staff/drivers' at all locations, and most Stations will shut early expecting that many consignees will not be accepting freight as they will also be closed.  
Please confirm any expected pick ups or deliveries for Friday before the start of Thanksgiving with the appropriate Station.

Hurricane "Matthew': As of October 10th
CHS - Closed Monday 10th.
SAV - Check back for residual effect on Monday 10th.
MCO and ILM - Open, but you are advised to check for residual impact.

Oct 2nd:
AVL additional services added to "accessorials", and some tariffs changed with immediate effect.

Sept 25th:
Over length Freight Rule - Any shipment containing a piece exceeding 12ft (144 inches) in length will be assessed a $50 'Overlength' Fee, in addition to all other applicable charges.  Any shipment containing a piece exceeding 20ft (240 inches) in length will be assessed a $75 'Overlength' Fee, in addition to all other applicable charges.
Special Service reserves the right to defer transport of such freight until suitable space is available on its equipment.

Labor Day  Weekend Line haul schedule - Will not run overnight Sunday 4th.  Line haul will run overnight Monday 4th with freight available for recovery on Tuesday 6th. All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Friday September 2nd will be available at their respective destinations on Tue September 6th.
Labor Day  Weekend Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate normally on Fri September 2nd, will close Labor day Monday and then re-open for business on Tuesday September 6th (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity during the Holiday weekend).

Aug 9th:
Nashville, TN (BNA) has moved to a larger facility.  Please note new location at 1879 Elm Tree Drive , Nashville, TN 37210.  
Email and Tel # remain the same.
 

July 4th -  Weekend Line haul schedule - Will not run overnight Sunday 3rd.  Line haul will run overnight Monday 4th with freight available for recovery on Tuesday 5th. All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Friday July 1st will be available at their respective destinations on Tue July 5th.

July 4th weekend
Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate normally on Fri July 1st, will close for July 4th holiday and then re-open for business on Tuesday July 5th (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity during the Holiday weekend). 

May 30th - Memorial Day weekend Line haul schedule - Will not run overnight Sunday 29th.  Line haul will run overnight Monday 30th with freight available for recovery on Tuesday 31st. All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Friday 27th will be available at their respective destinations on Tue May 31st.
Memorial Day weekend Local Stations schedule - Station will operate normally on Fri May 27th, will close for memorial day and then re-open for business on Tuesday 31st May (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity during the Holiday weekend). 

Mar 25th: Memphis, TN (MEM) suspending operations until further notice.

Fri 22nd Jan: SEVERE WEATHER - SOME SERVICE SUSPENDED:  SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT - Some Stations in both NC and SC will be closed and others, if open, will have limited service Friday 22nd with ice and snow storms.  Charlotte definitely closed. In many cases consignees will not be open to receive freight today. Please call ahead to confirm service level on planned moves, or reach out to on call for updates or re-scheduling.

Effective Jan 1st 2016: Changes to Station and Line haul tariffs - please see individual Station pages for updated Tariffs.
If in doubt call the respective point of task execution for a quote.

Effective Jan 1st 2016:
Promotions - We are please to announce the promotions of the following employees, and congratulate and thank them for their commitment and efforts:
'Chip' Popovici promoted to General Manager for Special Service Freight corporate
Denise Horstmann promoted to Controller for Special Service Freight corporate
Jorge Colon promoted to Operations Manager for Special Service Atlanta Station

New Year Line haul schedule - The Line haul will not run overnight Thur 31st Dec or Fri 1st Jan.  The line haul will operate normally on Sunday 3rd with freight availability at the local Stations on Monday morning 4th Jan 2016.
New Year Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate until Noon on Thur 31st and then close early (unless special arrangements have been made for later pick-ups or deliveries that day). 
They will reopen for business again in the New Year on Monday 4th Jan 2016.

2015 News Archive

Xmas Line haul schedule - The Line haul will not run overnight Thur 24th or Fri 25th Dec.  The line haul will operate normally on Sunday 27th. Freight may be dropped at Stations up until Noon Thur 24th and the freight will be available at the local Stations on Monday morning 28th Dec.
Xmas Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate until Noon on Thur 24 th and then close early (unless special arrangements have been made for later pick-ups or deliveries that day). 
They will reopen for business on Monday 28th Dec.

Thanksgiving Line haul schedule – The Line haul will not run overnight on Wed 25th or Thur 26th Nov.  The line haul will operate inbound RDU through to ATL on Friday 27th, and as normal both ways on Sunday 29th with freight availability at the local Stations on Monday morning 30th Nov.
Thanksgiving Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate normally Wednesday 25th, but will be closed on Thursday 26th.  Most Stations are open but operate with a skeleton staff on Friday post-labor day, so please call with any questions on time-critical freight for delivery that day or over the weekend.  

Oct 4th: Change to Line haul pricing and acceptance for Large Single Shipments and Oversize Pieces will take effect on Oct 4th click here for Details.  Any questions please call Chip Popovici or Steve Perriman on 704-587-0001 extension 21 and 10 respectively, or book as normal through Station of origin.

Sept 1st: We have reorganized our Fuel Grid to more closely conform to the market with break point pricing occurring on the 0 cent or 5c point rather than as before at the 2 or 7 cent point.  Please click on the Fuel grid link below if more clarification is required.

July 31st: Friday night added to the regular line haul schedule starting today Friday 31st July, so now running 6 nights a week - RDU to ATL calling at GSO, CLT and GSP.  Lock out in RDU at 1800hrs, arrival in ATL Sat a.m. 10:30 to Noon.  Any questions call Tony Kelly in ATL on 877-996-6950 or Steve Perriman in CLT

July 30th: Terms and Conditions of Carriage Change to Terms and Conditions of Carriage with respect to reporting times and handling related to Concealed damage implemented with immediate effect.  See link at bottom of this page

Oct 1st 2015 to Sept 30th 2016: Renewal of Certificate of Insurance sent out. For immediate copy call 704-587-0001 

Sept 13th: As of Sunday Sept 13th Charlotte TSC (In-Bond customs clearance) fees will be $45.00.  
Additionally, Raleigh has re-priced some of its Tariff - please go to its rates page for further details/pricing and/or Call RDU on 877-430-2220

Labor Day Weekend Line haul schedule - Line haul will run overnight Friday 4th and Monday 7th with freight available for recovery on Tuesday 8th. Will not run overnight Sunday 6th.  All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Friday 4th will be available at their respective destinations on Tue Sept 8th.
Labor Day Weekend Local Stations schedule - Stations will operate normally on Fri Sept 4th, and will close for the Labor day Weekend inclusive Monday 6th.  They will re-open for normal business on Tuesday 7th Sept (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity during the Holiday weekend).

July 29th: We are delighted to welcome 'Chip' Popovici as our new Transportation Administrative Manager.  Amongst his many tasks Chip will be taking over all Compliance functions for the Company.

July 7th: Points/Areas updated for GSO, MCO and MIA - please check if unsure of tariff pricing

July 4th - Holiday Line haul schedule - Will run normally overnight Thursday 2nd July and Sunday July 5th.  Stations will be closed on Friday 3rd as the Official Holiday, and all freight will be available on Monday July 6th. 
July 4th weekend - Holiday Local Stations schedule - Station will be closed on Friday July 3rd and for the weekend, and will then re-open for business on Monday July 6th (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity on the Friday and during the Holiday weekend). 

May 25th - Memorial Day weekend Line haul schedule
- Will not run overnight Sunday 24th.  Line haul will run overnight Monday 25th with freight available for recovery on Tuesday 26th. All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Friday 22nd will be available at their respective destinations on Tue May 26th.
Memorial Day weekend Local Stations schedule - Station will operate normally on Fri May 22nd, will close for memorial day and then re-open for business on Tuesday 26th May (Unless prior arrangements have been confirmed for activity during the Holiday weekend). 

Mar 22nd - Memphis, TN (MEM) new location:
Our Memphis facility is now located at 2851 Directors Cove, Ste # 1, Memphis, TN 38131

Mar 22nd - ILM Rates change: ILM has historically had an extra high fuel surcharge (40%) as part of it's consolidated pricing structure.  They will now utilize the same fuel surcharge rate as the rest of the Company.  To partially compensate for this 18% plus reduction in surcharge, weight rates and line haul rates are raised 7% with immediate effect.

Wednesday Feb 25th evening into Thursday 26th - WEATHER ALERT & SERVICE CANCELLATION/STATION CLOSINGS/DELAYED OPENINGS:  
Due to an anticipated 5" to 8" overnight snow storm in the Carolinas on Wednesday night all Special Service line hauls to and from ATL and in the Carolinas will not run tonight, Wednesday 25th.
All Stations in the Carolinas are likely to be on a 3 or 4 hour delayed opening, and/or may not fully open Thursday 26th. 
If in doubt, please call the Station of Origin or Destination.

Jan 28th - Facebook Update:
Please feel free to look at and 'Like' our new updated Facebook presence, click here or on the Facebook logo below.

2014 News Archive

  • New Year Line haul schedule - Will run normally Tue Dec 30th with freight available for recovery on Wed 31st up until Noon.  The line haul will not run over Wed Dec 31st or Thur Jan 1st.  All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Wed 31st or Fri Jan 2nd will be available at their respective destinations on Mon Jan 5th.
    New Year Local Stations schedule - Will operate normally on Wed Dec 31st and Fri Jan 2nd although Stations may work with skeleton shifts or shortened hours (please call ahead if you need detailed information or availability confirmation).  
  • Christmas Line haul schedule - Will run normally Tue Dec 23rd with freight available for recovery on Wed 24th up until Noon.  The line haul will not run over Wed Dec 24th or Xmas day Thur 25th.  All freight picked up/dropped for line haul on Wed 24th or Fri 26th will be available at their respective destinations on Mon 29th.
    Christmas Local Stations schedule - Will operate normally on Wed 24th and Fri 26th although Stations may work with skeleton shifts or shortened hours (please call ahead if you need detailed information or availability confirmation).

    Dec 7th 2014 - RDU Area changes:
    Some zip codes in the Durham area have been updated with a resulting change in tariff rates.  Please review on Station page or call 919-852-2220 for details.

  • Thanksgiving Day Line Haul Schedule and Local Stations Availability: 
    Firstly thank you to all our customers - May you and your families have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
    The line haul will not run overnight Thursday Nov 27th, and all Stations will be closed for Thanksgiving unless prior arrangements to deliver/pick-up freight on 'Specials' have been agreed at the local level.
    The line haul will operate normally on Wednesday night Nov 26th, and freight will be available for recovery or delivery on Friday Nov 28th.

  • October: Selective Tariff increases: Responding to cost increases in excess of 35% over the past 3 years while Tariffs have essentially remained the same (and even decreased in some circumstances), we are selectively raising pricing in certain weight classes and some areas effective Sunday Oct 12th.  Changes effect  ATL, AVL, CAE, CLT, GSO, ILM and the Line haul, but the review will continue for all other locations and will be advised as they occur.  If you have any questions please call or email your relevant origin station for a quote.

  • Labor Day Line Haul Schedule and Local Stations Availability: The line haul will not run overnight Sunday Aug 31st, and all Stations will be closed Monday Sept 1st unless prior arrangements to deliver/pick-up freight on 'Specials' have been agreed at the local level.
    The line haul will operate normally on Monday night Sept 1st, and freight will be available for recovery or delivery on Tue 2nd Sept.

  • July 21st:  New rates in place for BNA office: Effective July 21 - please check rates page http://www.specialservice.net/station_BNA.html
    or call BNA on 855-774-1400 for further details.

  • Memorial Day Line Haul Schedule and Local Stations Availability: The line haul will operate normally on Sunday night the 25th, but will not run on Mon 26thFreight moved on Sunday will be available for recovery or delivery on Tue 27th.
    All Stations will be closed Monday 26th unless prior arrangements to deliver/pick-up freight on 'Specials' have been agreed at the local level
  • June 8th: MEM office now open for business:  Special Service now has it's own office in Memphis, TN offering full service local P&D with line hauls into/out of ATL.  See http://www.specialservice.net/station_MEM.html Contact: mem@specialservice.net , Ph: 901-842-1311/1312 

  • May 27th: MCO moves to larger facility with new landline number: 1429 Central Florida pkwy, Unit # 13, Orlando, FL 32837. Ph: 321-732-8433 or mco@specialservice.net 

  • Apr 14th: Friday Night Line Hauls RDU-GSO-CLT-GSP-ATL Please email contact@specialservice.net if you are interested with your contact details.  Please also advise whether this will encourage you to use the same lanes during other nights of the week, and between which points, thank you.

  • Mar 17th: New rates for RDU - please review rates page http://www.specialservice.net/station_RDU.html  or call 877-430-2220 for quote

    Feb 2nd:
    Re-opened Line Haul lanes between ATL and MIA -MCO - TPA. Please check schedules and rates detailed on Origin Station pages.  These lanes are only offered if there is also local P&D, i.e. Airport to Door or Door to Airport, and are not being offered Airport to Airport.

  • Jan 14th: ILM After-Hours Phone: 910-622-4154


2013 News Archive

  • Dec 6th: New MCO Partner OPEN for Business: Contact our new team on Ph: 321-663-3046, Fax: 407-856-7042 or mco@specialservice.net for much improved availability and coverage and better tariffs. Warehouse located at: 1273 Central Florida Pkwy, Ste # 6, Orlando, FL 32837

  • Oct 20th Revised RDU to ILM line haul rates: Improved delivery rates into ILM from RDU. Please check ILM Rates page for new tariff.

  • Sept 9th New location for TPA facility: 8326 East Adamo Dr, Tampa FL  33619

  • July 17th Email:  Please always send emails to point of origin addresses which hit all Dispatchers at the Station i.e. 
    airport code@specialservice.net e.g. bna@specialservice.net also
    All general enquiries should be directed to contact@specialservice.net  (info@specialservice.net has been deleted)

  • July 15th JAN: Please note that we are no longer offering service into Jackson, MS

  • Mar 1st: New service into MS


2012 News Archive

  • Dec 24th: New rates for GSO - see under rates section & New Fuel Grid
  • Dec 18th: New rates for AVL - see under rates section
  • Oct 30th: Additional ATL points listed
  • Oct 15th: MCO - New Managment & Location. 7520 Exchange Drive, Orlando, FL 32809.  T: 407-854-0802 Toll: 888-781-0990  F: 407-854-0800
  • Oct 8th: Corporate acquires ILM operation. Kane Trochelman appointed Mgr with Joel Tann as Freight Coordinator.  Same Tel/Fax, new address: 
    326 Hermitage Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 
    9/3: LABOR DAY SCHEDULE. Line hauls will not run Monday Night and  all Stations are closed on Monday.  Freight already in the system or collected over the weekend will run on Sunday night and be available Tuesday Morning for recovery or deliveries.
  • June 26th: GSP now a CFS - full Bonded Container Freight Station - Firms Code # L450.
  • June 18th: NEW EXPOSITION SERVICES TEAM. We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new services division offering 'Advanced Warehousing' and Exposition Transportation services.  
  • June 1st: GSP doubles space. New location at 2713 Old Woodruff Rd, Greer, SC 29651.
  • Apr 12th: ATL doubles space.  Clayton County, GA Chamber of Commerce does formal ribbon cutting to open new larger Terminal in Atlanta.
  • Also, to recognize his control of both the ATL Terminal and the Regional Line Haul network, Tony Kelley, Manager ATL, has been promoted to South-East Regional Manager.
  • Apr 2nd: CHS & CAE line hauls start to ATL, RDU & CLT with connectivity to all other locations. 
  • Mar 19th: New SAV Special Service Office & Line Haul Savannah, GA (SAV).  Ph: 912-663-1940, Fax: 912-2367026.
  • Feb 27th: ATL doubles facility size. Now across the road at 430 Plaza Drive.


2011 News Archive

  • Nov 14th: Camp Lejuene & Jacksonville, NC now serviced as Area F's by ILM.
  • Oct 31st: MULTIPLE NEW LINE HAUL LANES.  Service Line Haul.
  • ATL - MCO & ATL - TPA Line hauls now also running Call: 1-877-994-6950.
  • Oct 10th: ADDITIONAL MULTIPLE LINE HAUL LANES.  ATL - AVL - BNA - CLT - GSO - GSP - ILM - MCO - MOB - MIA - PNS - RDU - TPA - TYS.
    Call Lisa Christy in ATL: 1-877-994-6950 or Corporate: 1-800-777-6068 # 9.
  • Sept 19th: Station dispatch email addresses Type the relevant Airport Code followed by @specialservice.net e.g. ATL@SpecialService.net.
  • Aug 22nd: Lisa Christy has joined us as Corporate Sales Manager working out of the ATL Terminal and is available on 1-877-994-6950 or cell # (404) 392-9679 or LChristy@SpecialService.net.
  • June 13th: New Special Service Office & Line Haul Nashville, TN (BNA).
    Ph: 615-712-7363,Fax: 615-712-7364,  Toll: 1-855-774-1400 or DispatchBNA@SpecialService.net.
  • Apr 4th: Extension of service coverage to Knoxville, the Tri-Cities, Mobile & Pensacola .  WE are pleased to have a new agent servicing Knoxville, TN, the Tri-City area (Johnson City, Bristol & Kingsport in TN),  Mobile, AL & Pensacola, FL with daily line haul services to & from Atlanta.  Please call 877-994-6950 or 800-777-6068 for details.
  • Apr 1st: New Special Service Agent in Tampa, FL.  See service, new rates & points. Contact details are Ph: 813-249-2423, Fax: 813-886-8229 or 
    Toll: 1-855-214-9781 or Tampa1@SpecialService.net. Terminal located at 4951 Tampa West Blvd, Tampa, FL 33634.
  • Jan 6th. New Year Specials - See Charlotte Hotshot / EUV's for improved rates.


2010 News Archive

  • Nov 15th. EXTENDED CLT Hours - Open for Inbound/Outbound 21 hours a day. Call 800-777-6068 # 9 for details.
  • Oct 25th. ***NEW AVL Line Haul Details***SAME-DAY CLT to AVL to CLT Line Haul with same day P&D to Areas A, B & C. CLT 08.00 a.m. recoveries - 09.30 a.m. lock out & depart.  AVL lock out 6.00 p.m. & depart for airport drops 8 – 8.30 p.m. in CLT.  Call for details: 1-800-688-9280 in AVL or 1-800-777-6068 # 9 in CLT.
  • Oct 18th. Upgraded Dispatch service in CLT. Please check out the improved service quality with both Brian Stewart & Drew Shelton, and the web portal based tracking of freight.
  • Oct 4th. MIAMI opens new larger facility closer to MIA International Airport at 2275 E 11th Ave , Hialeah , FL 33013 Phone: 305-696-7750 Toll Free: 888-696-7750 Fax: 305-836-1883.
  • Aug 9th. New System for direct access to your freight at all locations & on line hauls - Contact us for details/Username/Password.
  • July 12th. CHS Facility Move. NEW 10,000 sq ft facility at 7599 Sandlapper Pkwy, Bldg 200, N. Charleston, SC 29418 - Phone/Fax remains the same.
  • Mar 21st. HAZMAT added & CLT / GSO have updated Rates & Additional PointsMar 1st. ATL - Updated Rates and Points & Additional Points added.
  • Feb 28th. RDU office moves to new larger location at 150 Dominion Drive , Morrisville , NC 27560 - Same Contact Numbers.
  • Jan 5th. Full DOT 'Compliance Review' Rating: SATISFACTORY at 1/5/2010.

 

2009 News Archive

  • Oct 26th. ATL moves to new larger facility - 455 Plaza Drive, College Park, GA 30349 New contacts Tel: 404-684-6805, Fax: 404-684-6810, Toll: 877-994-6950.
  • Oct 19th. Charlotte, NC - New Area 'F's - Ansonville, Lilesville, Morven, Mt. Gilead, Norwood, Peachland, Polkton and Rockingham. Call for Rate & Availability.
  • Oct 12th. Charlotte, NC - due to demand - new Hours Mon - Fri until 3 a.m.
  • Oct 9th. Special Service acquires 'certain' assets from A and A Freight Solutions in Atlanta - We welcome all our new customers.
  • Sept 17th. HOT - - HOT Charleston - Improved Pricing & New Areas serviced Check CHS Rates & Points.
  • Aug 26th. Note changes to some Atlanta rates - Hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with 24/7 on call.
  • Aug 10th. Note changes to some Raleigh and Durham rates/charges.
  • Jul 29th. Miami, FL (MIA) open. Rates & Points or call Gary - 888-696-7750.
  • Jul 22nd. Orlando, FL (MCO) open. Rates & Points or call Steve - 888-781-0990.
  • Jul 31st. Norfolk, VA (ORF) stops receiving freight. Service suspended until further notice for Local Management personal reasons.
  • June 29th. We are delighted to announce that Special Service Atlanta has now become a Corporate owned station. Call ATL 877-994-6950 for rates.
  • May 1st. ATL to RDU Line Haul begins Sunday May 3rd. Accepting freight today Fri 1st. Will pick/drop at Stations in GSP, CLT, GSO & RDU. Also daily run down to CAE from CLT for same day delivery in CAE & MYR. RDU to ATL begins Mon 4th May return route. Call CLT on 800-777-6068 #9 or ATL on 877-994-6950 for further details/rates.
  • April 6th. Daily Myrtle Beach service starts. Running out from our Columbia Office. Call Matt or Brian on 800-509-9544 for details, or fax (803)-926-0325. Rates & Points under Columbia Office.
  • March 23rd. LINE HAUL Atlanta to Miami (through Tampa) starts 3/27. Call 866-929-6991 for details/pricing.
  • March 23rd. Atlanta, GA Station begins service. Please call 877-994-6950 for details. 
  • March 6th. Credit terms. Please note that payment terms are Net 15 days. Due to increasingly deferred payments we are now required to encourage customers to respect the payment period. Late payments will be charged a $10 administrative fee and interest on late outstanding balances at 1.5% per month. Pre-pay and VISA are accepted. Any inquiries please call: Susan Mooney, Controller (704) 587-0001 # 15.
  • Feb 18th. IAC Certification. Special Service certified as an IAC.
  • Jan 6th. Tampa, FL New Tampa Toll Free - 1-866-929-6991.
  • Jan 1st. Tampa, FL Station begins service. Please call 1-866-929-6991 for more details. See tariff & points sheets under Tampa. Please also note Daily linehaul between Atlanta and Tampa - and same day deliveries to Ft. Myers.

 

2008 News Archive

  • Dec 19th. Fuel Surcharge Decrease: CAE, CHS, CLT, GSO, GSP, ORF & RDU at 19%, AVL at 20% & ILM - 25%. Will be on constant weekly review. If unsure of pricing please call for quote.
  • Oct 21st. Semi -REEFERS & LIFTGATE TRACTORS - Charlotte now running Reefers & Boxvans with Liftgates - call 800-777-6068 for Quote.
  • July 3rd. CHARLESTON STATION (CHS) REOPENS. We are delighted to reopen as a Corporate Station. Please contact us on Local 843-569-3770, Fax 843-569-3730 or Toll Free 877-369-3770 and ask to speak with AC. 
  • June 12th. For Myrtle Beach (MYR) & Augusta, GA (AGS) service, inclusive EUV hot shots, Specials or Regular with a time window - Please contact our CAE office 1-800-509-9544 for quotes.
  • Apr 21st. Raleigh/Durham (RDU) service starts. Please call Chuck Paul on 1-877-430-2220 for details & tariff sheet. Local (919) 852-2220, fax (919) 852-2221 and out of hours (919) 427- 6799. Web site tariff and points are posted