The obstacles in haulage work are varied and often larger than those faced by the courier industry: You are limited, not by distance, but more by the amount of haulage work you can accept. This is determined by the number of haulage drivers you have, their legal driving hours and the number of HGVs you have. Ensuring all the customers receive their freight on time when your fleet is at full capacity is difficult. Hauliers are equally at risk of driver illness and vehicle breakdown.
Finding skilled drivers that have their heavy goods vehicle driving licences and CPC qualifications can be a challenge. Tachograph laws means HGV / LGV drivers have restricted driving hours. If you are operating lorries over 3.5 tonnes your HGVs will be off the road at regular intervals for their compulsory maintenance checks to comply with the Operator’s licence, therefore reducing your haulage work availability. Eefficiency is key.
Courier Market is your solution
Advertise your empty backloads, get them matched and delivered
Advertise your excess loads, get them matched and delivered
Advertise your load or delivery requirement to our haulage company and freight forwarder contacts across the UK, on our haulage exchange platform. You will have instant access to a wide selection of reliable, compliant and available haulage drivers that can transport anything from palletized goods and shipping containers to dangerous goods or refrigerated items.