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Owner Steven Tittle on Freightwaves Television Show "What the Truck " In Studio
Our Owner Steven Tittle was in Chattanooga Tennessee and was a Guest on the TV Show What the Truck.

Watch the episode Here:

Gateway Founder/Owner on Freightwaves TV
Steven Tittle talks again to Dooner and the Dude on the show "What the Truck?!?"
This talk aired on April 6, 2022. 

Take a look at the cool items we packed and shipped and talked about on this episode.

Gateway Founder/Owner on Freightwaves TV
What The Truck Freightwaves TV
What The Truck?
Watch the show where Gateway Crate and Freight Founder/Owner Steven Tittle talks with Timothy Dooner and Michael Vincent on the Freightwaves TV show "What the Truck?" 

Show aired Monday June 14, 2021.

Gateway Crate and Freight Coronavirus Responsibility Statement

Chandler, AZ 3/23/2020

With the recent “Pandemic” news regarding the Caronavirus (COVID-19) Gateway O.T is committed to the health and well being of our customers, vendors and employees. Following guidance from both the National and State levels of Government, Gateway has had to make changes to our day to day Operations.

As a supplier of Logistics, Transportation and Warehousing services Gateway locations have been deemed a “necessary business” in some States. All Gateway Crate and Freight and Gateway O.T locations are open for business with our full suite of logistics services available to our clients.

Our Standard Operating Procedures however have been modified to ensure the safety of clients and employees.

Until Further notice ALL Gateway O.T Offices/Warehouses front and back doors will be locked and not open to the public. Customers Picking up or Dropping off Materials must call and make an appointment. Clients must understand that they will not be allowed into the warehouse or office areas. Items will be unloaded or loaded by Gateway Personnel and Order of Service POD or DOs will be electronically sent.

IC Truck drivers will also not be allowed into any facility: Warehouse, Office or Restroom. I want to apologize in advance, our drivers always know we have always appreciated them with use of our clean restrooms and free bottled water and snacks from our refrigerators’. Unfortunately during these times we have instituted these rules for the safety of our employees and for the truck drivers safety as well. Shipment paperwork (BOL, DRs) will be sent electronically.

Office employees who can work from home have been instructed to do so. Warehouse workers will come to work only if healthy, if employees have any indication that they may be getting sick are to remain home and call into their supervisor.

All employees have been instructed to maintain “social distancing” while at work and to Sanitize and clean all work areas throughout the day. Use of PPE (Gloves, Masks) while at work is encouraged where these items are available. 

Gateway O.T will continue to monitor communication from the CDC and National and Local Government Health and Human Services departments to keep each location up to date with the information they need to continue to service our clients and keep everyone safe during these trying times. 

Thank you for your support.

Steven Tittle

New SEATAC WA facility

Chandler AZ - Dec 28, 2018
Chandler Arizona based Gateway Crate and Freight LLC announced it has opened its newest IPPC Certified facility in Tukwila, WA. The new full service Crating and Packing facility is located just a few miles from SEATAC airport and is located in the middle of the rapidly growing Seattle Tacoma market. 

"Expansion into the SEATAC market with a crating and packing facility was necessary to better service our clients in the Pacific Northwest" Owner Steven Tittle sites that "Our Gateway Optimum Transportation clients in Washington State have been asking for more local support for certified export crating, professional packing as well as reliable local P&D services, we took this opportunity to fulfill those needs in this market"

The new crating facility will service customers that export and import through the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Gateway Crate and Freight SEATAC is an IPPC program site License US-20110 and the new facility has full wood shop capabilities for all crating and packaging needs.

Contact Adam at 206-886-3983 for the full suite of logistics services we offer at our new facility. Gateway Crate and Freight SEATAC is located at 805 Industry Dr Tukwila WA 98188.
IPPC 20110
Gateway Crate and Freight Expands to Chandler AZ

Chandler AZ - Dec 1, 2018
Our clients were looking for expanded warehouse services and cross dock capabilities so Gateway has moved into the Fairview warehouse complex located at 600 S 56th St Suite 17 in Chandler AZ.

The new facility adds much needed office space for the Gateway OT administration staff as well as adding 5500 square feet of Crate and Freight warehouse space which includes both dock and grade level loading and unloading.

Located next to the interchange of I-10 and the loop 202 the new facility adds easy access to the Phoenix metro market and the ever growing Phoenix Tucson corridor.   
Gateway Crate and Freight adds New 26 Foot Lift Gate truck to P&D Fleet

Tempe, AZ - May 29, 2018
To further growth in the Freight pickup and delivery market here in Phoenix, Gateway Crate and Freight has added a new 26' Lift Gate truck to its fleet. Pickup and Delivery services have become so time sensitive that an added option helps Gateway meet the timely requests of both commercial and residential shipping customers.

The 2500 lb capacity Lift Gate will be an asset for those customers who need heavier palletized freight picked up and or delivered to locations without forklift capability.
"Although these types of pickups and deliveries are a small part of our business, it is a growing part of it and differentiates us from our competitors who hire out these services to P&D trucking companies" Steven Tittle owner of Gateway O.T added "certainly having another truck and driver in this tight capacity market will help us meet our customers expectations for timely pickup and deliveries"

This new addition will also help free up capacity for other 26' trucks to run hotshots and provide extra transportation services into and out of the Los Angeles market where Gateway Crate and Freight has a large customer base for both packing and shipping related services.
Gateway Crate and Freight carries a 1 Million Dollar Commercial Auto liability policy and a 2 Million dollar General Liability policy. The company provides pickup, delivery, courier, crating, packing and shipping services to commercial and residential customers.  
Gateway Crate and Freight purchases new Cargo Van for growing local pickup and delivery service.
Pickup Delivery Arizona
Tempe, AZ  - June 30, 2016

To help support the growing need for efficient and economical pickup and delivery options for customers, Gateway Crate and Freight has purchased a 2016 Ram Promaster Cargo Van. Although Gateway provides pickup and delivery services utilizing 16 ft and 24 ft liftgate trucks, a cargo van option allows for smaller items to be delivered or picked up in a more fuel efficient manner.

"The purchase of the Promaster Cargo Van will help us provide our clients with another pickup and delivery option for their smaller items"  Steven Tittle owner and partner at Gateway Crate and Freight continued "picking up 5 12" cube boxes in a 16' truck only makes sense when the pickup is on route, but when our customers need immediate service the cargo van will provide us with the means to service that customer in a more timely, economical and fuel efficient manner"

The cargo area accommodates an amazing 120" X 72" X 68" in area, allowing for even some larger items to be accommodated by the van. "We will still mainly utilize the trucks due to the fact that the majority of our clients items are heavy and needing a lift gate service, but the cargo van certainly allows us a better option when loading lighter items for delivery or pickup" Mr Tittle states.

"White Glove and Inside Delivery services have become more standard in our industry as online retailers battle for customer loyalty by providing these types of value added services. This new cargo van gives us another option to service these customers quickly."

Gateway Crate and Freight carries a 1 Million Dollar Commercial Auto liability policy and a 2 Million dollar General Liability policy. The company provides pickup, delivery, courier, crating, packing and shipping services to commercial and residential customers. 

Gateway O.T to offer discounted freight rates online to clients through Accufrate 

Tempe Arizona – January 21, 2016

Gateway Optimum Transportation has partnered with Accufrate to provide state of the art Online Transportation Management Solutions to its clients. “Providing an online portal for access to our discounted freight rates will allow our clients to quote, dispatch, generate a B.O.L and track their shipments all from their computers, tablets and even cell phones” says Steven Tittle Founder and Partner of Gateway Crate and Freight LLC.

Providing online access to real time information regarding rating and routing has become a necessity for companies in the 3rd party logistics (3PL) segment. As more small and medium sized businesses develop omni-channel distribution networks, the need for real time information has become vital in providing economical and efficient customer-centric service.

Mr. Tittle is excited about this new offering “Giving our clients real time freight information 24 hours a day online allows them to be more productive and focus on their business core competency. If a customer calls and needs information regarding their shipment or order, our clients now have the ability to pull that information up right then and there. No calling or emailing for a quote or tracking number or shipment status.”

“Optimum transportation solutions require flexibility as well as visibility” Steven continued “Our clients will continue to receive un-paralleled customer service from the Gateway staff but will now have the flexibility to access their information immediately online”

Gateway O.T provides its clients with shipping rates from parcel, truckload and LTL carriers it has negotiated volume discounts with. Carriers include United Parcel Service, UPS Freight, DHL, YRC Freight and R+L Carriers as well as dozens of other top level national and regional transportation providers.

“We looked at a number of cloud based Transportation Management Software solutions and decided that the Accufrate API driven solution was the best fit for Gateway and its clients. Our clients will benefit immensely from this new tool”

Gateway Optimum Transportation, Gateway Crate and Freight LLC is an Asset-Light 3rd Party Logistics company located in Tempe, Arizona offering Crating, Packing, Warehousing and Transportation services. Visit them online at and    

Gateway Crate and Freight Expands Warehousing space
Tempe, Arizona (March 2, 2015)

Gateway Crate and Freight has expanded its office and warehousing space, nearly doubling in size at it's current Tempe location. The move provides extra needed space to accommodate future growth in warehousing and fulfillment. 

"The suite next to us became available so we took it" says Roy Meyer owner/partner in the now 3 year old company. 

The growth will allow the company to better serve its fulfillment customers who rely on Gateway to pack and ship their odd sized items. "We have stored and shipped ATM machines, auto body parts, retail store furniture such as stools and tables, as well as high end audio electronics, all of which take up space in the warehouse before shipping" 

Mr. Meyer also points out that the extra space will provide a better workflow environment enabling the wood crate assembly workshop to be segregated from fulfillment items not being crated.

The pack and ship warehouse facility is located in Tempe, behind Tempe Marketplace and has easy access to both the 101 and 202 freeways. Visit Gateway Crate and Freight for all your warehousing, packing and shipping needs.
February 25, 2015 eBay Sellers Group Packing and Shipping Instruction

Gateway Crate and Freight owner Steven Tittle will be speaking with the East Valley Innovative eBay Sellers Group about proper packing and shipping procedures for their eBay store sold items. The EVIES meet once a month to discuss the options they have for selling items on eBay and support each other by sharing experiences of selling on eBay.

Join their meetup group at and look for the Shipping 101-Now that its sold, How do I ship it? meetup. Join the group and we will see you there Wednesday night at 7:00 pm 
November 11, 2014 Veterans Day: All gave some...some gave all! Thank you
Gateway Veterans Day
As a veteran owned business, Gateway Crate and Freight would like to thank all of the men and women of the United States armed forces for your service to our country, and remember those who did not survive defending us.

We want to thank the U.S Military and I specifically want to thank the U.S Air Force, and the people who served along side of me. I credit you with directly shaping me into the person I am today. 

I am the owner of Gateway Crate and Freight, and began learning the skills I use everyday in logistics as a young airman in the U.S Air Force, loading C-130 and 141 cargo aircraft. 

Veterans day is a day to say thank you to those who serve today and pay tribute to those who served us. I am very proud to be able to pay tribute and remember my immediate family members who served our country.

On this day I pay tribute in my memory to my grandfather Robert E Thompson who was a reconnaissance Photographer in WWII in the pacific and has the distinction of being one of only 2 men in that position that survived from the beginning of the war to the end, and to my father Cecil Wayne Tittle who served as a front line marine in Vietnam.

Thank you for loving me and defending our country. To all other service men and women this day is a day dedicated to you! We are proud of you and many many Thanks!

June 1, 2014 - Gateway Crate and Freight announces summer hours
Gateway Summer Hours
The summer in the Arizona dessert can get pretty hot, especially when packing, crating and moving items. Gateway Crate and Freight will change its hours of operation starting June 1, 2014. Our normal operating hours of Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm will now be 7am to 3pm through the end of September.

Please be sure to contact Gateway Crate and Freight by telephone or email before showing up at the pack, crate and shipping facility in Tempe. Many times we are working off site doing pickups, deliveries and crating and there is no one at the location during these business hours, depending on the work load.

have a great summer and stay cool.
November 2013 - Gateway Crate and Freight Holiday Packing and Shipping Service Announced
Holiday Pack and Ship
Gateway Crate and Freight will offer professional packing and shipping services for holiday packages of any size starting November 1 through Christmas. The "by appointment" concept will help people save time this holiday. Although our new Tempe pack and ship location is not the traditional "Retail" pack and ship store, we can offer better service by allowing by appointment pack and ship times for our residential and commercial customers.

We have discounted contracts with all of the parcel carriers and we pass on our savings to many of our customers. We concentrate more on the packaging of the items to ensure they don't get damaged during transit no matter what system the items are shipped in. Whether its UPS, FedEx or the U.S.P.S a package professionally packaged by us stands a better chance of making it through without damage.

Gateway Crate and Freight also has other delivery methods that could save our customers money. We have many options when moving freight around the world and can find the right fit for each shipment. We don't  want lines of people needing pack and ship services. We want customers who want their shipment packaged with care and are looking for someone who will take the extra time and materials to ensure their gifts get to their recipients in one piece.

Call for your appointment today and Happy Holidays. 
October 2013 - Gateway Crate and Freight Receives IPPC-ISPM 15 Certification for new Tempe Packing and Crating Facility for export WPM.
Gateway Export Certificate
Gateway Crate and Freight is a certified producer of export Wood Packing Material (WPM). We can produce pallets, crates and supply packing dunnage for containers being exported from the United States. 
October 2013 - Gateway Crate and Freight of Gilbert Arizona chooses new "centralized" Pack and Ship Location in Tempe
Gateway Warehouse

Gilbert, Arizona (October 22, 2013) – Gateway Crate and Freight llc, a professional packing and shipping company providing crating, packing and freight services to commercial and residential customers announced the opening of its new Tempe warehouse. The opening furthers the company’s commitment to meet the growing needs of customers in the large and growing Phoenix metropolitan area.

“The Tempe location allows us to provide a more centralized pickup and delivery point for the entire valley” Steven Tittle, a partner in the company stated that although the company’s focus has been on the east valley cities like Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and Tempe a significant amount of business comes from Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Mr. Tittle continued “When we looked at our customer base from the residential and commercial side we found that Tempe put us right in the middle of our customers, allowing us to provide better service to the entire valley” The new warehouse, pack and ship facility is located at 205 S Clark Drive in Tempe and is located just off both the 101 and 202 freeways.

Gateway Crate and Freight is the packing and crating division of Gateway O.T which provides Optimum Transportation brokerage and freight forwarding. Services include: Local cartage, Truckload, LTL, Parcel, Air, Ocean, Rail and Intermodal Freight.

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