Road Haulage Services Ltd send pallets to the continent every day for a wide variety of customers. We can give you Express or Economy options as well as advice on best practice to help ensure your goods arrive safely and on time.
In 2016 the UK exported goods and services to Germany worth over £30 billion with the Automotive and Aeronautical sectors accounting for nearly 20% alone. The good news for SME’s and individuals shipping to Germany is that part of success of our domestic exports is due to the robust road links and tariff free trade.
If you need to send a pallet from the UK to Germany OR from Germany to the UK you can take advantage of our regular departures to the continent. By using non-dedicated, shared user transport, you and your business are accessing the most competitive export service with typical transit times of between 2 and 5 days. We also provide Full and Part Loads which can work out as even better value for large items or consignments of 8 or more pallets. If you are in a hurry it might be possible to arrange a next day delivery to Germany however it will depend on the size and weight of the goods to be transported. For next day delivery it is best to speak to one of our sales co-coordinators.
For continental land transit the hauliers liability to you, the owner of the goods, is calculated at around £8 per KG. Additional insurance up to £10k coverage can be purchased for £20, and for higher value goods we will provide you a bespoke quotation.
As the roads and ferries can be unpredictable we do not guarantee delivery timescales however we do work hard to ensure rapid transit where required.
Yes. To ensure smooth transit it may be necessary to discuss access and timings with our service personnel and we can ensure that a tail lift vehicle is used where required.
'Standard Pallets' are 120x100cm and 'Euro Pallets' are 120x80cm. Anything bigger than this would be classed as oversized or if your goods overhang the pallet (not recommended unless the goods are sturdy) it would also be classed as oversized. If possible it is best to keep the height to a maximum of 220cm as anything taller may not fit through the doors of many standard vehicles. Our oversized pallet quotes are calculated on the exact measurements of your load so you will not pay for more space that you use.
Typically 5 working days is a good rule of thumb for most western European countries.
For domestic pallets and Exports, we can sometimes collect same day If booked before 10am. On most occasions though collection will be next working day and for Imports it is best to allow 2 days.
Yes (depending on the distance). This will require a dedicated vehicle.
Yes. Engines or vehicle parts must be fully drained of any oil or fuel prior to transport as spill and leaks can create a slip hazard and a fire risk.
Yes, often we can provide an online tracking link. If this is not available our service personnel can keep you updated on transit.
If your goods can be moved by hand (small and lightweight) or by forklift then it may not be necessary to put them onto a pallet. Typically though a pallet is essential for transit.
Kerbside refers to the position and availability of goods. Collections must be from a place accessible by the vehicle and goods will not be move further once off the vehicle.
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Tell us what you need using the basic form below and we’ll call or email you back within 15 – 20 minutes.