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If you need to move something big or a large number of smaller items over a large distance, then a haulage company might be what you need.

Road haulage is an industry in itself, drivers work either independently or via agents and freight carriers to move loads that are too big and heavy for vans or other transport vehicles. Lorries are also widely used internally by large corporations (such as supermarkets) to transport large amounts of goods within their supply chains, often on pallets or in containers.

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Before you get your goods hauled you should make some preparations to ensure you get yourself the best quote and protect yourself in the unlikely event that your cargo is damaged.

Check – Inspecting your delivery pre & post transit is important. It lets you discern whether or not it gets damaged during the journey.

Weights and measures – Knowing the size and weight of your shipment can help you receive the best quotes from haulage companies. This will help freight firms know what type of vehicle is required for your delivery job.

Package – Securing and wrapping your goods will help to make sure they aren’t damaged during transit; it will also help with packing transports tightly. You may want to use pallets to transport a large amount of smaller goods.

If you’re making a commercial delivery, ensure that the proper labelling and documentation goes with your delivery, this should usually be carried by the driver and signed off at the point of delivery.

If you’re in search of a freight company then it might be difficult to know what to look for. Shiply can help you meet your haulage and freight needs by matching you to transporters based on your haulage need.

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Item Collection Delivery Mileage
Machined timber Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire, NG33 La roche chalais, Aquitaine, France 708
Cereals packed Sunbury-on-thames, Middlesex, TW16 7EE 35113, Brittany, France 427
Timber flooring and planks Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire, NG33 La roche chalais, Aquitaine, France 708
Wood flooring and planks Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire, NG33 24490, Aquitaine, France 697
Pile driver and bobcat Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, CF36 5TB Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9DY 165
Roofing materials Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7SG Guernsey, Channel Isles, GY1 2SJ 197
Shepherds hut Plymouth, Devon, PL4 9QH Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3TJ 4
Packing crates Colwall, County of Herefordshire, WR13 Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0JA 103
Bricks Harlow, Essex, CM20 2FD Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 7PW 18
Lebensmittelkonserven Castelnaudary, Languedoc-Roussillon, France L24 8RJ 965