Haulage is a great way to move your goods or items around. The term refers to the business of moving freight, or goods, from one place to another. There are a number of different haulage types to choose from, depending on the destination or type of goods or items that you want to transport. Here’s a quick overview of some.
Freight haulage refers to the movement of goods by a professional haulage company. Generally considered to mean transporting goods via road, freight can actually be sent by rail, ship or air as well, should the destination address warrant it.
Machinery haulage is specifically designed to help people move large pieces of machinery or plants that are heavy, require specialist equipment to move, or are too bulky for anything other than specialist movers. Anyone who’s ever needed to move farm equipment or an industrial scale kitchen will know how useful machinery haulage can be! The types of transportation used will have access to the type of equipment needed to move these items, such as cranes, fork lifts and low loaders.
Local, national (or domestic), European Haluage and international haulage can often – although not always – be organised through the same company, especially if the haulage company you plan to use is a large scale corporation. Some companies will hire third parties to move your consignment past their areas of operation, and most terms and conditions will cover whether this is the case. If you’re looking to move items internationally, either within the EU or further afield, consider using a freight forwarder who will find the cheapest deal for you, using a variety of different haulage companies as needed, saving you from the headache of having to find reputable companies across the world.
Local and national (or domestic) haulage refers to shipments that are delivered within the UK, whether that means it’s two miles from the collection address (local) or two hundred (national). Internationally would require your items to be sent overseas, either by air or by ship, although European bound cargo could potentially be sent via train should it be cheaper.
If cheaper is a concern, or the potential logistical nightmare something you want to avoid, check out DQC’s registered companies for some help. All the businesses on our books are customer rated to help you make the best choice, and the free quotes you’ll receive will help you get the most out of your money. Log on today to get started.