When you need to transport items that are larger than what a parcel service can handle, but don’t require traditional freight transport, you may find LCL transport to be the right solution. This type of pallet delivery is beneficial because it doesn’t require you to book full truckload freight, but offers more affordable service than some transport options.
Small businesses often find groupage to be a good solution for palletized freight transport, because it provides more flexibility than full truckload freight booking. Whether it’s just one pallet, one time, or regular deliveries of multiple pallets, LCL is a smart option for businesses at it allows for mixed freight types, which saves everyone on board money.
LCL transport is also ideal for people wanting to have certain types of large items transported. Specifically, items like motorcycles, heavy equipment, car parts and in some cases, furniture can be transported via LCL very effectively. These items are placed in trucks with available space, either on or off of pallets.
With groupage, items may change hands several times, being loaded and offloaded from trucks depending on each trailer’s contents, route and configuration. Because of this, fragile items like antique furniture or delicate equipment should be transported via white glove delivery, rather than LCL or groupage.
How Much Does it Cost to Move a Pallet in the UK?
The costs of pallet delivery in the UK vary greatly depending on a few factors, including the items being sent, the freight category, the route, distance, density and timeline. Packaging your LCL delivery carefully and efficiently can reduce costs considerably.
You can check the average costs of pallet delivery and pallet haulage on our cost to ship page. Here, you’ll find real past deliveries with prices, distances traveled and more useful information, which will help you understand what you can expect to pay.
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