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Everything you need to know about European Road freight

Road freight is an essential part of European transportation. It is used to move goods between countries and regions within Europe, connecting manufacturers, suppliers, and customers.

Road freight is the most cost-effective option for your freight delivery to Europe. Pallet2ship offers different road freight services, from different carriers and you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

If you are looking to book a pallet delivery to any country in Europe, and you want to learn more about road freight, take a look below where we have listed the various advantages, and how shipping via road freight can benefit you or your business.

The advantages of road freight

When it comes to pallet deliveries to Europe, road freight services are by far the most popular shipping options. Apart from being very cost-effective, it can be used by both private individuals and businesses alike. Below, you will find some of the most important advantages of the road freight:

  • Flexibility: Road freight is a flexible service, which allows goods to be transported to any location accessible by road. This flexibility means that road freight can reach even the most remote areas.
  • Cost-effective: If you are booking a freight delivery to any country in Europe, the two options available are the road freight and air freight services. Road freight is usually far cheaper for your pallet delivery to Europe.
  • Speed: Road freight is often a fast service, with services delivering to many countries in Europe within seven days. Most carriers offer Economy and Premium options to Europe. While the Economy services represents a cost-effective solution, the Premium one is good option for time-sensitive consignments.
  • Immediate dispatch: Road freight is a reliable mode of transportation, with regular schedules and predictable delivery times. Our road services collect every day between Monday-Friday and will often have daily departures from the UK. It is also less affected by adverse weather conditions or other disruptions that can affect the air freight service, for example.
  • Accessibility: Road freight is accessible to almost any business or individual with access to a road network. It does not require specialized infrastructure or equipment, making it very easy to use regardless if you are a business or a private individual. For example, most of our road freight services offer collection and deliveries with vehicles equipped with tail-lifts and pump trucks.
  • Tracking option: Most of our road freight services are fully trackable, which means you can monitor your shipment using your computer or mobile phone.

European Road Freight delivery tips

  • Plan ahead: Properly planning your shipment is very important for successful road freight delivery. Consider factors such as delivery timelines, transit times, customs clearance requirements, or any special handling requirements for the goods.
  • Use our trustworthy carriers: Choose reliable carriers, which can ensure a safe delivery, with experience in handling your type of goods.
  • Pay attention to the packing process: Proper packaging is essential to protect your goods during transit. Use suitable packing materials, such as bubble wrap, shrink-wrap or straps, and make sure that your consignment is strong enough to withstand the rigors of transportation.
  • Label your goods correctly: Clearly label your goods with the appropriate shipping and handling instructions, including any special handling requirements or documentation required.
  • Track your shipment: Use the tracking details provided by the carrier to monitor your shipment's progress and receive real-time updates on its location and delivery status.
  • Communicate with the forwarder: Keep in touch with your freight forwarder throughout the shipping process. Provide them with any necessary updates or special instructions, and respond promptly to any requests for information or assistance.

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