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Why don’t couriers deliver on weekends?

Here at Speedy Freight, we know it can be difficult to find couriers who operate outside of the weekday 9-5. In fact, this is such a common problem with many commercial couriers that it can be really difficult for clients to find a courier service which is able to deliver at weekends, and during Bank Holidays. Most commercial couriers do not offer services on weekends and those that do rarely offer courier services on Bank Holidays, including Christmas and New Year. 

At Speedy Freight, we know that your business doesn’t just operate during the week. Though many sectors work in a 9-5, Monday to Friday routine, this is often not the case for many of our clients. Hospitality, healthcare, events and many more work during nights and weekends, which means their courier needs span these hours too. That’s why Speedy Freight is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week – including weekends and holidays. We’re here to move whatever you need, whenever you need it – not just during the week.


Which sectors might need a courier on weekends? 


In fact, most sectors of the economy keep ticking over during evenings and weekends. Your favourite bars and restaurants work during weekends and holidays to keep us fed and watered – but that means any delays in stock or supply chain issues must be dealt with in the same time frame! The same too is true for construction, events companies and manufacturing, all of which operate during less conventional hours to keep the public supplied with their services. 


Another, more vital sector of the economy we serve which needs to be kept supplied during weekends and holidays is of course the medical sector, which must be able to access lifesaving equipment at all times. There are numerous sectors and industries which require an uninterrupted supply chain at weekends – it would be easier for us to tell you the industries that don’t! 


Why don’t most couriers deliver on weekends? 


You may be wondering: ‘If so many industries need couriers all week long, why don’t most couriers deliver during weekends?’ The simple answer is that most couriers are not sufficiently established or do not have enough branches to provide this service – despite how needed it is. 


Speedy Freight has over 60 branches and is perfectly placed as a national well-established courier to deliver whatever you need, whenever you need it – including during weekends. Thanks to our amazing drivers and our access to a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles, we’ll always have someone ready to take on your consignment – and always have the appropriate vehicle to transport it in. However, we don’t just deliver on weekends – Speedy Freight is able to transport and deliver your goods during Bank Holidays, including Easter, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and over the New Year period. 

How can I arrange my weekend courier delivery with Speedy Freight? 


It couldn’t be easier to get in touch with Speedy Freight to arrange your weekend delivery. Simply find your local branch here and use the contact form provided, and our friendly team will have a courier arranged for you very shortly. 

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