Why Outsource Haulage to a Courier?
Outsourcing is a common practice for many businesses. The benefits of outsourcing can be substantial - from cost savings and efficiency gains to greater competitive advantage. Outsourcing to a courier who offers both full and part load solutions can also help to make your business more flexible and agile, able to adapt to changing market conditions and challenges, while providing cost savings and service level improvements. Hauliers are no exception, we all need support sometimes.
For most hauliers, their level of need doesn’t sit at a consistent level throughout the year. As in any industry, there are peaks and troughs. To work at maximum efficiency, hauliers should be able to alter the number of resources they need to draw on throughout the year. Outsourcing to Speedy Freight allows you to do just that.
What is the Difference Between Haulage and Courier Services?
A courier is often refered to as someone who does multiple drop-offs of individual items, usually in built-up areas and without being pre-planned. In the case Speedy Freight, we are not just focused city centre deliveries, we deliver across the whole of the UK and Europe. Our main point of difference is that we don’t co-load our vehicles, we offer dedicated transport, only carrying one clients goods on board at a time.
Hauliers generally drive long distances to pre-planned destinations for single, large scale deliveries and tend to be on a regular route, these are services Speedy Freight also offers. Whether a client requires a curtain sided 18 Tonne lorry for one day, daily or weekly, we can support anywhere in the UK and Europe.
How Does Speedy Freight Support Hauliers?
When you’re short-staffed, due to driver holidays or sickness or increased demand during peak season, it's your customers who feel the impact, as their deliveries are delayed. This can lead to significant consequences, such as decreased customer satisfaction and negative reviews, which can harm your company’s reputation. To prevent unfortunate situations like this from derailing, Speedy Freight can step in to support your team and keep your customer service operating beyond its maximum capacity.
As well as helping out in unexpected and emergency situations, Speedy Freight can also provide a vital service at times of high demand. No company wants to turn away business simply because they don’t have the vehicles or drivers to fulfil orders. When you consider the long-term, hiring additional drivers isn’t necessarily the best option. When the peak period of demand passes, you could be left dramatically overstaffed. A far more efficient option is outsourcing to a haulage courier like Speedy Freight.
Booking a Haulage Courier in Advance
For regular routes that you require coverage for, we can build a robust plan and cost proposal for you. Both companies and customers appreciate consistency when it comes to drivers. They like to know that the person delivering their items is familiar and comfortable with the route and type of load. Booking in advance with Speedy Freight means we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure that happens.
Our expertise means you can offer excellent customer service, enabling you to focus on your business development. You'll have complete confidence that Speedy Freight will deliver safely, securely and bang on time.
Why Use Speedy Freight as Your Haulage Support Courier?
When you need urgent haulage services, we can swiftly scale up their operations and provide the required support, ensuring that your deliveries are not delayed. We can adapt our services to match your changing requirements.
Whether you already have an existing fleet or are using other 3PL providers, Speedy Freight can seamlessly integrate with your operations as additional support. They can complement your existing services or act as a dedicated haulage partner.
Large Varied Fleet
We have access to a large and diverse fleet of vehicles, from small vans to articulated lorries or soley tractor units, suitable for handling various types of cargo and shipments. This ensures that they can accommodate your specific haulage needs, no matter the size or nature of the consignment.
If you have unique delivery requirements, we can provide specialist vehicles to handle consignments of any size, including irregular and oversized goods.
Our flexible solutions help optimise costs and reduce the financial burden of managing a fleet solely for haulage purposes. You can access our services when needed, without the need for long-term commitments.
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and - you guessed it - 365 days a year! Finding a haulage courier which can operate all day long and all year round is crucial to succeed in a competitive environment. Speedy Freight takes care of all your haulage needs - no matter when they might arise!
At Speedy Freight, we pride ourselves on having a friendly team available all hours of the day. No matter the time of day (we know emergencies can happen in the middle of the night or on Christmas Eve!), we'll be on hand to pick up the phone for any haulage emergencies. No call centres or falling on pre-recorded messages when you call us.
Book Speedy Freight’s Haulage Services
Call us today, and we can have a driver at the designated collection point within the hour. With access to a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles in a variety of shapes and sizes, we are more than capable of taking on any consignment you may have.
Speedy Freight operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so we’re always ready to take your call!