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Same Day Transport of Solar Panels: A Case Study

18th April 2023 | by Sam Nardi

Same Day Transport of Solar Panels: A Case Study
From bricks to flooring and windows, and just about anything else in between, we deliver it all. On-site delivery to residential and commercial construction sites is a regular occurrence for our team of highly experienced construction couriers. In this case study, we look at how our teams handle deliveries of renewable energy products, including the careful handling of solar panels, and the challenges encountered by our teams when delivering to a range of sites across the UK.


The Client 


Our client is a leading supplier of renewable energy products.  

With a nationwide network consisting of multiple branches across the UK, they’re one of the leading suppliers of solar panels in the country. 

Our client has been working with our Speedy Freight Manchester team to complete dedicated same day deliveries of solar panels.


The Consignment 


We’ve delivered a range of products relating to the installation of commercial and domestic solar panels, which includes the solar panels themselves, the batteries and all associated fixings. 

Our client has used our same day Manchester courier service to deliver quickly and efficiently to residential and commercial properties across the UK.  

They’ve also utilised our overnight delivery service. When they book an overnight delivery with us, we collect their consignment at 4 PM, and deliver it to the contractors between 8-9 AM the next morning, ready to be installed on people’s homes or businesses. 

The vehicles used for the jobs have included everything from small vans to artics, depending on the size and quantity of items to be delivered.  

On some occasions, our client has required a specialist Moffett vehicle for their deliveries—which we’re quick to supply, thanks to our nationwide access to a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles. 


The Challenges 


When it comes to on-site delivery of materials, timing is always of the essence. 

We pride ourselves on the speed and efficiency of our deliveries, but when it comes to on-site delivery, sometimes our drivers will get there, and the contractor will be late and not ready to accept the delivery.  

In these cases, our drivers begin unloading the solar panels, while awaiting the arrival of the contractor. 

As our deliveries are to a mix of residential and commercial properties, sometimes we’re not made aware of space and access limitations ahead of time, which sometimes makes access and unloading more challenging. 

We’ve managed these challenges by getting to know our client’s unique needs. As we’ve completed more deliveries for our client, we’ve been able to anticipate and prepare for these types of challenges.

The Conclusion 


From quick pickup to careful unloading, our Speedy Freight Manchester team has helped our client every step of the way in delivering their solar panels nationwide. 

Since our first same day delivery for them, we’ve developed a great relationship with our client.  

They’ve now also begun using our warehousing services. We currently have nearly 200 pallets of stock stored for them in a local warehouse.  


Book Same Day Transport Services for Building Materials 


From one-off same day transport in an emergency or full end-to-end logistics, including freight and warehousing services, Speedy Freight are there. 

With over 60 branches across the UK and Europe, we’re always ready to go when you are. 

We offer customised pricing to suit your exact transport needs. Whether you’re a company operating within the construction sector, or any industry, we can deliver what you need, wherever and whenever you need it. 

In most cases, we can pick up your consignment within 60 minutes of you placing a same day delivery booking and deliver anywhere in the UK that same day. 


Get a quote for our same day delivery service.

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