UK Road Freight

Accelerate® UK - Road Freight Solution

Do you need a delivery service to ship goods in and around the UK and Ireland with a partner that is with you every step of the way?

It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t quite fit neatly into a box or just a handful of pallets.

Our Accelerate UK team is here to help guide you through all the possibilities. With access to suppliers who specialise in moving freight of all shapes and sizes, we will always find the best solution for you.

If you don’t have an in-house logistics team, then why not lean on our expert team who have experience in moving all things weird and wonderful. 

How can Accelerate UK Road Freight work for you?

Your personalised solution

Your dedicated account manager is available for when you want to pick up the phone and speak to someone.

They are fully supported by an abundance of knowledge so that you feel secure in making the correct decision when moving goods. 

So whether it’s a single delivery, a few pallets, multiple loads or you need full project planning, we will find you a solution.

A partner you can trust

Your goods are in safe hands with the years of experience our Accelerate UK team has, meaning our Account Managers and Solutions Architects can offer specialist services on a daily basis with a vetted haulier network.

If that’s not enough for you then we have an AEO accreditation and are part of BIFA.

Protect your brand

Logistics is the linchpin between your product and your customers and if that fails, a customer can feel negatively about the whole experience resulting in lost business.

The key to avoiding a disappointing logistics experience is selecting a reliable partner with a trusted network. Check out our case studies to hear from the brands that trust us to be an extension of their business.

Flexible solutions

Whatever your need, whether it’s an artic for the same day, an express service or even a dedicated van, we have hauliers ready.

If you need to move goods urgently with a Moffett, or need to move a pallet from Birmingham to Bath, we have vehicles available for all shapes and sizes.

Supporting you with complexities

Have you ever thought there is a better way to move your goods?

Whether you’re a seasoned shipper or you’re looking to move goods for the first time, our Solutions Consultants are there to review your supply chain operations.

If your aims are for your goods to get to their destination quickly or you want them to get there sustainably, we can find a solution that benefits you.

You never know, you might even save a pound or two.

Customs clearance to Ireland

Changes when shipping to Ireland are coming, are you ready for them?

Our own in-house customs team are available to guide you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Find out more about the Windsor framework and our daily departures to and from Northern Ireland here.

There when you need us

We want to keep it simple for you.

You and your goods are looked after by a dedicated Account Manager who understands logistics and is there to act promptly  and react to last minute demands or to be there to solve problems should the unexpected happen.

Your dedicated Account Manager removes the complications of shipping by overseeing all parts of the delivery from start to finish.

All with a single invoice at the end!

Did you know?
30% of total vehicle kilometers in 2022 travelled empty (no goods loaded on the vehicle).

Our sales team are always on the lookout for new business across each end of the UK, enabling us to make use of any empty space on a vehicle, allowing us to offer a more competitive and sustainable option than a local haulier.
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Did you know?
70% of goods moved by GB registered HGVs account for the top 5 commodities. Some of these include mining (15%), food (14%) & waste (13%).

That’s why industry-specific knowledge is an important factor in our work. We are always working into the details and requirements of our customers. Speak to our team to see how we can help make your life easier.
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Expert UK Road Freight Team

Our Accelerate UK Team has expertise across all major industries, meaning we can customise our solution to fulfil your specific needs.

Whether your shipment is sensitive, fragile, high value or time critical, the dedicated Accelerate UK team will find a solution to meet your needs.

By assessing the most suitable vehicle size and analysing the most suitable route, we will offer you a bespoke solution precisely when you require it.

Help decarbonise your UK road transport

Many hauliers can only provide you with a vehicle that’s available in their yard, with our extensive network of carriers, we can not only select the nearest vehicle to your location but the vehicle can arrive quicker and has produced fewer emissions.

We are at the early stage of our sustainability journey but some of the ways we try to mitigate carbon emissions are:

  • Reporting on emissions to enable scope 3 carbon reporting.
  • Select the closest carrier to the freight collection point.
  • Choose the shortest most fuel-efficient route to destination.
  • After delivery, can we fill that vehicle with another close by load to bring them home or close to next collection point (return loads/back loads).

Here’s how we make it work for Jenx/Jiraffe

Over the past 40 years Jenx Ltd. alongside their UK distribution division Jiraffe, has been dedicated to developmental equipment for children.

Ella, Senior Account Manager, looks after our customers at Jiraffe.

Her years of knowledge within logistics and moving good around the UK comes in handy when helping to manage transit times, understanding the constraints of timed deliveries and going above and beyond to ensure consignee and consignor feel secure that the product is moving with care.

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Would you like to know more?

If you think Accelerate UK is for you, then why not get in touch. Your query will be passed to our expert Accelerate Team.

Frequently asked questions

Our road freight solution for direct UK or European deliveries, we’ll take the wheel no matter the shape or size of your goods – read more here. Road freight or road haulage is the transport of goods or merchandise from one location to another (a place of loading and a place of unloading) by means of motor vehicles via a road network.

Quite often, road freight will be the only way that goods can be moved between one location or another. Other modes of transport just cannot reach these locations.

Full truck loads (FTL) and Less than truckload/part loads (LCL) are available as part of our accelerate solution. Whether you have a single shipment, loads of pallets or lots of weekly full loads – we will handle your freight and give you the best solution that your road freight needs.

LTL – Less than truckload
LTL freight is generally opted by businesses which have smaller cargo not enough to fill an entire truck. In LTL, a business opt to share truck space and the transport cost with other businesses. LTL is probably the most cost-effective out of the two road freight methods, however, it can take more time to deliver as it can have multiple stops, packing & repacking requirements along the way.

FTL – Full truck load
FTL, refers to Full Truck Load freight and is generally opted by businesses because they have a shipment big enough to engage an entire truck, they require an entire truck even when filling the truck is not an option, a time sensitive trip to make or when they have goods that are delicate or goods that are of high value/risk.

We also offer groupage through our consolidate solution and amazing partnership with DHL.

We have a wide variety of trailer types and trailer widths (box, curtain side, mega, open, reefer and many more) to transport many different types of cargo. Each trailer type is suitable for a specific purpose, for example standard-sized or out-of-gauge cargo.

No project is too extreme for our accelerate team.

Get in touch with one of our account managers so they can understand a little bit more about your road freight requirements and help!

Flexible: Road Freight accommodates for last-minute changes whether that be to schedules or route changes.

Cost Effective: Comparing Air Freight to Road Freight, Road freight has much more affordable shipping charges. Reducing the overall cost of shipments can help to increase profit margins.

Tracking: Road Freight allows you to track how your products are being transported & plan accordingly.

Saves time: You don’t need to be involved in every step of the supply chain – only information you need to give are when and where to collect your goods & then the delivery location.

Consolidation: LTL can be utilized by companies who don’t have enough cargo to demand a full truck.

Extensive Road Networks: Delivery days can be scheduled and even next day delivery services are also viable options.

Time: Long distances overland can take a lot more time than sending cargo by air.

Toll charges: Toll charges can be high in some countries.

Delays: Traffic delays and breakdowns cannot be accounted for but are a part of everyday life.

Addressing 2 main challenges will determine what the future holds for road freight as we know it. The environmental challenge of trucking, as we know it, must become greener and more sustainable to remain competitive & the other challenge is the human element. Increased consolidation & electric vehicles will play a key part in road freight becoming greener while automated vehicles may address the human element of the future of road freight.

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Vehicle Types:

Vans: Short wheel-based, Long wheel-based, Extra- long wheel based

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

7.5 Tonnes – 18 Tonnes: Curtainsider, Flatbed Box, Rigids, Tail lift, HIAB, Moffett

Artics (44 Tonnes): Box, Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett, Curtainsider

Rigids: Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett

Specialised Vehicles/Trailers: Sliding Roof, Low Loader, Stepframe, Double Decker, Mega, Beavertail, Extendable Flatbed, Super mega Flatbed, Wafer Deck, Container Self-loading, Skeleton, Racked / Open floor trailer, Tanker, Silo, Swap Body, Jumbo (Wagon & Drag), Walking floor, Coil well, Stanchion, Hanging Garment, Frigo

We have access to an extensive network that offers a wide range of vehicle types. If you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Established reputation

Our levels of experience and reputation have enabled us to innovate quickly within the industry.

Baxter Freight has been operating and excelling in the UK and Europe for over a decade now. Our leadership has been leading the way in the logistics industry for a lot longer.

We have led the way as the UK went through Brexit and established ourselves as experts in working in Europe.