My company is the largest shipper of UPS in Ottawa County. They incessently lose and damage product. The max award they pay without insurance is $100.00. And you have to fight for that.
We also use DHL and Fedex on a very limited basis becasue of their service is not as user friendly for us as UPS. (hours of pick up, we are in that one remote area that they slightly mention at the end of their ads).
Anytime we ship something expensive, fragile or marginally large for UPS we use common carrier. If you have something to ship LTL and do not have the ability to package etc you can bring it to the metropolis of Oak Harbor and we will ship it for you. Charge would be cost of pallet or any special packaging other than just std stuff we have laying around and exact freight cost.