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Specialised Movement of Oversized Consignments: An Engineering Case Study

29th April 2022 | by Aimee Spilsbury

As a well-established national same day and next day courier, Speedy Freight is often approached for larger or more unusual consignments. Thanks to our varied fleet of over 4,000 vehicles, dedicated teams of drivers and over 60 branches, here at Speedy Freight we are always able to provide specialist courier services. These logistics services might be anything from aeroplane wings for the aviation industry to large stages for festival sets - you truly never know what the next day’s challenge is going to bring.

Speedy Freight Bolton undertook a challenging project, to move oversized consignments for a client in the construction industry.

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The Client

Speedy Freight Bolton were approached by one of the country’s largest bridge and railway manufacturers, to become their logistics partners in moving equipment, materials and finished products. The client required anything from moving a specific and single piece of equipment to moving entire bridge panels - a truly diverse set of requirements.

 

The Challenges

In order to provide appropriate courier services, which would be sufficient for this varied set of logistics needs, it was vital that Speedy Freight had access to a large fleet of vehicles with sufficient transportation room to move these oversized or abnormally-sized items. In addition, it was vital that the chosen courier had a solid relationship with local authorities, in order to move the goods with specialist vehicles and specialist teams. Moving oversized loads often requires a working relationship with local governing bodies and police, which Speedy Freight Bolton, along with all our branches, is proud to have.

 

The Consignment

Speedy Freight Bolton provided specialist large movement services for the oversized consignments, as required by our client.  These solutions ranged from entire bridge panels, moved with specialist vehicles to the very outer villages in Northern Scotland, to moving single pieces of equipment necessary for the construction of a railway down to London. Able to move anything in the country to the opposite end of the UK in a matter of hours, it’s clear to see why Speedy Freight is our clients’ first choice when it comes to choosing a courier for oversized items.

 

The Conclusion

Our client was so impressed by Speedy Freight’s efficiency, reliability and safety that a permanent partnership with Speedy Freight was established. Thanks to Speedy Freight’s varied fleet and experienced drivers, a longstanding relationship was established, with Speedy Freight as the client’s logistics partner of choice. Not only does Speedy Freight offer a 24/7 service, 365 days a year, we also provide our clients with their own dedicated Account Manager to oversee their consignments. When you choose to move oversized consignments with Speedy Freight, you’ll receive a bespoke transport solution, allowing us to undertake the job correctly, safely, quickly and at a cost-effective rate. We not only provide the transport solution; we always want to keep you in the loop, so you can effectively manage your transport needs for future bookings.

Want to speak to a member of our team about logistics for oversized or abnormal consignments? Don’t hesitate to make a booking with us - simply find your nearest branch and your local Speedy representative will be happy to help.

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