Fast, efficient freight delivery solutions for your business
When it comes to freight shipping, you need a trusted, reliable haulier that has experience in handling road freight deliveries. At Forest Freight, we’ve been providing world-class freight delivery and full truck load services for nearly 50 years, working with our clients to prioritise speed, cost-efficiency and excellent customer service – allowing you to focus on other areas of your business and leaving the freight courier solutions to us!
Our professional freight service team is packed with highly-trained individuals, making it easier than ever to load pallets and consignments for fast freight delivery. We provide full truck load services across the UK, so no matter where your goods need to get to, we have the people and fleet to make it happen. And with 24/7 packing and delivery services, as well as same-day and next-day turnaround availability, we’re guaranteed to get your road freight moving faster than anyone else!
We have an extensive freight delivery fleet of over 60 specialised vehicles, which are suited for all consignments and environments. This includes multiple artic lorries, which are ideally suited for handling pallets and other freight deliveries. Each of our vehicles is fitted with state-of-the-art tracking software, so no matter where it is during transit, you’ll be able to track your freight delivery and freight shipping with ease!
Thanks to our large warehouse capacity, with over 110k sq ft across two UK depots, we are able to collect, unpack and load road freight in next to no time. This ensures that downtime is kept to a minimum, so your goods get where they need to be in the most cost-effective way possible. Due to our close proximity to the London Gateway and Tilbury Docks facilities, we are also able to collect consignments from port quickly, before having them ready for freight delivery the very same day.
Same-day & next-day freight delivery
1-hour turnaround time for FTL services
Over 60 specialised road freight vehicles
Real-time tracking on your deliveries
What are full truck load services?
Commonly referred to as ‘FTL’, full truck load services in road freight is when a truck carries a single dedicated consignment. The main difference between FTL vs LTL is that this delivery is usually for one customer, going to one destination. For example, this could be a freight delivery of palletised building materials headed for a construction site. Full truck load services are particularly beneficial if you want to move lots of goods more cost-effectively – as it’s much cheaper to book one full lorry through one dedicated haulier compared to making multiple bookings. It also means that freight delivery can be made quicker, as there are no pick-ups or drop-offs between the source and the destination, with no handling mid-transit. So if you need to have large consignments delivered quickly and cheaply, full truck load services are often the way to go!
Our detailed infographic covers all the differences between full truckload and less-than-truckload solutions so you can find a freight delivery that works for your business. Take a look!
How many pallets fit on a truck?
The number of pallets that can fit on a truck for freight delivery does vary depending on the size of the truck you’re using. For full truck load services with Forest Freight, you can fit as many as 26 pallets on each artic lorry, allowing us to transport your goods quickly and effectively with little to no hassle. However, the number of pallets may change depending on the overall weight of your freight delivery. Typically, the standard weight for full truck load deliveries is 44,000 pounds but this can vary for different types of freight vehicles.
In the UK and Europe, over half of the total pallet load of a freight delivery truck is considered a full truck load (FTL). These shipments can include bulk or oversized items, delicate cargo, time sensitive goods and heavy haulage. If you have a delivery of less than this pallet number, it wouldn’t be as cost-effective to use full truck load services as opposed to less than truckload services. However, if speed is your primary concern, then FTL freight delivery should be preferential.
Why choose road freight?
Road freight delivery is the connector between sea freight, air freight and even railway freight. For an island like the UK, road freight is vital for transporting goods across the country quickly, and hauliers like us are dedicated to ensuring consignments make it to their destinations as fast as possible.
For vital services such as the transportation of construction materials into central London, you cannot utilise effective sea, air or railway networks – so road freight is the only solution. We are the final step in the process of getting goods from A to B, with affordable freight delivery prices.
How long does freight delivery take?
The length of freight delivery really depends on your timelines and the distance of the delivery. A full truck load service from Rainham to London is going to take far less time than from London to Glasgow, for example! At Forest Freight, we offer 24/7 pick up and delivery to guarantee fast deliveries wherever you are – with same-day turnarounds available on specific quotes.
We also have two state-of-the-art depots – one in the south of the UK and one in the north. This allows us to cover more ground and get the job done faster!
We hold all the relevant accreditations to get your goods in and out of London safely.
Our freight delivery and freight shipping teams offer a superior service that prioritises efficiency – ensuring your full truck loads get to their destination on time and within your desired budget. At Forest Freight, we are on-hand 24/7 to provide support and guidance throughout the delivery process.
Fixed time deliveries to suit your needs
We understand that when it comes to freight services time is always of the essence. That’s why we offer fixed time slot deliveries that fit around your business. So all you need to do is tell us when and where the road freight delivery needs to be made, and we’ll get it done. We deliver around the clock, 24/7, to meet your delivery schedule, ensuring that there are no delays in your supply chain and zero additional costs to your business.
The business-first freight delivery service
We have nearly 50 years’ experience helping businesses make freight deliveries easier. We have worked with some of the UK’s biggest brands, freight forwarders and pallet networks to help them reach their haulage goals. We are an exclusive B2B haulier and do not generally provide freight delivery or FTL services for residential or consumer requests. If you’d like to discuss a quote with the Forest Freight team, be sure to get in touch.
Trained in fork lift and tail lift use
Our haulage and logistics teams are experts in handling road freight consignments. We have dedicated fork lift and tail lift operators that help to make full truck load services and large freight deliveries faster and more effective for you. What’s more, a selection of our fleet is fitted with tail lifts, ensuring that you can easily get your pallets and goods transferred without the worry of extra financial overheads of staff endangerment.
Personalised logistics management
On top of our world-class freight delivery services, we have a complete team of logistics management experts. They are on-hand to help you plan your road freight delivery schedule and keep you updated whilst it’s in transit. Along with our unique tracking software, they provide a truly transparent service, so you never have to worry about where your delivery is or when it’ll show up!
Why Choose Forest Freight?
Our experienced team of freight delivery and full truck load service experts know the importance of your supply chain, and how to make it flow smoothly. With first-class logistics software and vehicles, Forest Freight is on-hand to help get your goods delivered safely, ensuring efficiency for your business.
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