Road or freight transport haulage is ideal for items that are too large or heavy for traditional parcel services. It can be an affordable alternative for large item delivery, above the size and weight limits of parcel transport. uShip has an extensive network of freight transportation companies ready to bid on your freight. Post information about the delivery, including origin and destination locations and any additional information road haulage companies may want to know. Then, companies offering road haulage services place competing bids to haul your freight.
CHOOSING YOUR HAULAGE COMPANY
There are several freight transportation options, including groupage or pallet delivery, bulk or container haulage, and express delivery haulage. You can also use a freight forwarder should you need to haul freight internationally.
Measure your freight delivery to determine the sort of service you require and then contact your chosen freight haulier or broker to transport them. When deciding which freight courier to use, remember to check their transporter profile with customer feedback.
FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION PREPARATION
Freight goods cannot just be put in a box and shipped; you must prepare your freight correctly. There can be very specific packaging and labeling requirements for freight parcels. We recommend asking your haulier for instructions to prevent damage to your goods.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRANSPORT FREIGHT?
The average cost to transport freight more than 50 miles within the UK is £0.61 per mile. For distances less than 50 miles the average cost to transport freight is £2.87 per mile.
For more information on the freight shipment process with uShip, visit our cost to transport freight page. There you will be able to view past transport transactions similar to your own.