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How To Handle Logistics Industry Strikes

21st November 2022 | by Aimee Spilsbury

How To Handle Logistics Industry Strike Action.

With logistics industry strikes planned across the busiest shopping days of the year, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, how can your business ensure you have the logistics support you need when strike action hits? That’s where Speedy Freight steps into the breach, offering you a back-up plan to minimise disruption across your supply chain.


The logistics industry is, unfortunately, no stranger to strike action. In September, several UK ports were left in jeopardy when industrial action occurred. The Ports of Liverpool and Felixstowe were the worst affected by worker walkouts.


The pandemic, rail strikes, the disruption in the Suez canal, floods and droughts, and worker shortages have caused two years of havoc across supply chains, including final collections and deliveries.


Protecting your business from supply chain disruption can be a challenge. But in your hour of need, we will be there to transport your consignments when other couriers can’t.


Here’s how…


How Speedy Freight supports you through logistic industry strike action


Multi drop delivery service


When strike action hits, you could find yourself with consignments piling up and no way of collecting them or delivering them.


Whether your business needs multiple consignments collecting from ports or airfields and delivering to depots, or you need several shipments distributed directly to customers, our professional courier network is ready to help.


We can handle one drop, ten drops or even 100 drops per vehicle, whether it’s for depot transfers, regular delivery runs, warehouse pick-ups and drop-offs, or document delivery, offering you totally flexible solutions to clear backlogs and keep your consignments moving - even amid logistics industry strikes.


Full complement of courier services


In addition to multi drop deliveries, we offer a full suite of courier services nationwide to support you through logistics industry industrial action, including:



Equally, if you anticipate logistics industry strike action affecting your supply chain, we offer advanced booking services, enabling you to get your delivery runs organised completely hassle-free.


Plus, we provide a range of specialist services and vehicles if you have consignments that require something different. These services are ideal if you have been affected by strike action and you need:




Whatever your requirements, we can support your logistics to minimise the disruption faced by your business amid strike action.


Storage support


If logistics industry strikes start to cause consignment congestion, and this stretches your capacity to store shipments, we have 100,000 square feet of warehouse space to help ease the strain.


With warehouse facilities all over the UK, we can store and distribute consignments in close proximity to your customers.


Plus, we provide pick and pack services – utilising innovative warehouse management systems – road haulage solutions, freight forwarding and more, to ensure that you’re covered when logistics industry strikes happen.


You can rest assured that our UK warehousing specialists work round the clock to keep track of your consignments and ensure they get to the right place at the right time.


Support for fellow hauliers


If you are a haulage company directly affected by industrial action, for example, your own driver crew goes on strike, you can count on us for support.


Whether you need driver cover or help with your regular delivery runs, our professional courier network can provide cover if you are hit by driver shortages. 


Full and half day rates


You might be affected by logistics industry strike action in different ways. That’s why we offer full and half day rates to help you minimise supply chain disruption while managing your courier costs effectively.


Whatever industry you are in, we make courier services affordable and accessible when you need them most.


With over 60 strategically placed distribution depots in the UK, and more than 4,000 transport solutions on the road, we can offer full and half day rates for express, same day, overnight, next day delivery and more, giving you great value for money.


Dedicated drivers, 24-hour transport management


Our professional courier network works round the clock, Monday to Sunday, all year round - positioning us perfectly to support you even when there’s strike action across the logistics industry.


We’re not a shared courier service. When you partner with us, your business gets dedicated drivers with vehicles that only carry your consignments.


This is ideal in the middle of strike action because it prevents any further delays and helps you to clear backlogs quickly.


Meanwhile, our nationwide transport management team is always available to take your call, and offer practical support and solutions when your business is impacted by industry strikes.


Get strike action logistics support, today


Don’t let logistics industry strikes stall your supply chain, connect with Speedy Freight today for collection and delivery service solutions that won’t let you down.


Contact your nearest branch, now.

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