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Shiply's Road Haulage Services Guide

The Benefits Of Choosing Road Haulage

The reasons to choose road haulage as a method of delivery are numerous - a decision will always come back to the nature of the delivery, and the logistical considerations the customer must make.

For customers in the UK, road haulage is often a case of cutting out the middle man with minimal fuss. As many European and even Asian destinations can be reached from the UK via road haulage, choosing this delivery option for a freight or smaller item can ensure point to point transportation by the same carrier, negating the need to obtain pricing information from multiple services.

There is also a wide range of vehicles that can be used in the process of road haulage, from road trains and high cubes to low loaders and tilt trailers, giving the customer more choice in terms of the shape and size of their load. Customers can choose from a number of time frames for their delivery, from slower deliveries which can work out to be the best value, or if they require it, an express 'emergency' delivery, which usually costs more but can ensure a freight reaches its destination in the quickest possible time on land. In the end, most customers will choose an option in the middle of the slow and emergency options, seeking both value and a timely delivery schedule.

For those arranging a road haulage delivery within the UK, overnight transport is also an option, providing the opportunity to take advantage of the empty roads as Britain's sleeps. This also applies to deliveries heading across the Irish Sea to Eire and Northern Ireland, as well as across the English Channel to Europe, via the Channel Tunnel.

If your delivery is international, it will beneficial for you to opt for a road haulage firm with proven experience in handling within your destination country, as well as the point of origin. This can give you the peace of mind of knowing that logistics will not be a problem on either side.

If you are transporting less than a full load, you might like to choose a 'consolidated' option in order to cut costs. This means your freight will be sharing a space with other goods. It might work out slower than a dedicated delivery, but can certainly be a prudent financial choice in the long run.

And it is the cost which is often the main factor behind choosing road haulage, as almost all the other delivery options; rail freight, air freight and sea freight are typically more expensive, and needless especially if the load does not have to cross a large expanse of water on its route.

Other things you should look for in a road haulage firm is a professional and responsive customer service team. Does the company offer friendly advice on logistical matters? Can they be trusted to reply to questions and queries in a timely manner? And are they willing to discuss a discount for regular deliveries? All these factors should be taken into account when deciding on the right service for your business.