EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT
Do you have a logistics provider that can open up the European market for you?
Whether you’re dealing with imports, exports, cross-trade, or embarking on intricate projects, our European road freight and multimodal services provide the link between your products and customers throughout Europe.
With Europe’s diverse landscapes and dynamic markets, Accelerate Europe remains the heartbeat of commerce across the continent, all guided by a team that can make it feel like Brexit never happened.
How can Accelerate Europe work for you?
Local level knowledge and understanding
With an extensive network and presence throughout the whole of Europe, we offer coverage of all major and remote regions, there isn’t a logistical challenge we haven’t encountered.
Our expert Operations team vet hauliers and build relationships, monitoring performance and reliability so you don’t have to.
We have in-depth knowledge of specific regions, routes, and regulations, coupled with local partnerships and insights that enable us to provide a personalised solution for you.
A solution made for you
The right solution for your goods might not be that obvious. Using the expertise we have built over the years, it’s our job to match the right supplier to your needs.
Whether you need connecting all over the world, or just want to move goods more sustainably, we have solutions available to mix and match and create unique options for you.
No matter how niche your movements, we will make a solution for you.
Always available to help
We will always have someone that understands your business at the end of the phone.
You’re dedicated Account manager, fully supported by an expert Operations team, will save you time organising logistics but will also be on hand to help with paperwork, efficient routing, managing your goods on the road and dealing with hold-ups.
Do you need an express service or do you need a full project scoping?
Whether it’s express vans, full or part loads, a dedicated service or individual pallets, our expert team is well-equipped to assist you.
Our extensive network, meticulously constructed, allows us to go above and beyond to offer comprehensive global coverage, ensuring the swiftest transit times.
Frictionless Customs clearance
The Operations team & our 24/7 in-house customs team’s specialised knowledge extends to expertly handling customs procedures and documentation, guaranteeing compliance with diverse European customs regulations.
By leveraging the strength of our partnerships, we are able to facilitate imports and exports that require more than one mode of transport.
With a number of long-term partners in sea freight, air freight, road freight and rail freight, we have the relationships and expertise to find the best way to move your goods.
We are proud to call your brand, our brand
Delivering on promises to customers is the foundation of building trust and having long lasting relationships in business. Working hard behind the scenes to help this success is the strategic power of logistics.
A stable and consistent logistics operation ensures that the right products are in the right place, at the right time, and in the right condition.
Whether it’s providing accurate delivery windows or swiftly resolving issues, a robust logistics strategy transforms promises into tangible results, solidifying customer loyalty and setting the stage for continued growth.
We specialise in optimising your supply chain for efficient cross-border logistics across diverse cultures and regulations in Europe. With a commitment to sustainability, we ensure your goods move swiftly while minimising environmental impact.
Partner with us to unlock the potential of the European market.
It's clear that this mode of transportation is the backbone of the continent's logistics. With an extensive network and presence throughout the whole of Europe, we offer coverage of all major and remote regions.
We are at the early stage of our sustainability journey, working with suppliers to find the most sustainable logistics solutions to help customers minimise their carbon footprint.
Are you struggling to get your head around EU tax implications?
Do you export to Europe? Are you not quite clear on the whole process? Or are you worried that additional export costs might blunt your competitive edge?
Our 24/7, end-to-end customs solutions take the hassle out of exporting to Europe. We offer fast, accurate and compliant services across Europe.
- Help you select the right Incoterm
- Improve lead times
- Help your cash flow by delaying VAT
- Help you with all paperwork, from simple submissions to complex bonded warehouses, our experts are on hand 24/7 to help
- Have any duty billed back so your deliveries are not held up
- Relax, knowing that you are exporting as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible
DDP using Regime 42 clearing in France
A VAT exemption that can be applied when goods are cleared in France to enable free circulation throughout the EU (except for delivery within France itself, Cyprus and Malta).
DDP using Regime 40 clearing in France
Specifically for delivery into France, this mechanism is used to speed up, simplify or avoid paying VAT on goods in France and across Europe.
DDP using Article 23 clearing in Netherlands
We can act as your fiscal representative, allowing you to shift the payment of VAT and handle other declarations as well.
ATA Carnet – the passport for goods
An international customs document that permits the tax-free and duty-free temporary export and import of non-perishable goods for up to one year.
Expert European Team
The Operations Team are in close contact with our suppliers, minute-by-minute. Whether they’re moving the odd pallet or scoping a full project, they are the eyes and ears for your shipments.
They build relationships across countries, tapping into local knowledge to choose the best solution, not just a solution.
They have experience across all major industries means we can manage both time-sensitive and complex transport requirements both domestically and internationally with customer service at the epicentre.
Find out how we can make Accelerate work for your European road freight by contacting one of our team today.
Help decarbonise your 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 Portakabin®
From moving modular buildings in the UK to moving hospitals in the Alps, we make it work, regardless of the circumstances.
The relationship we have built with them over the years has helped us to continually add value to their supply chain, constantly finding better and innovative ways to move their goods and to be consulted for any challenge they had.
This has led to us being their partner as we both progress to move their modular buildings more sustainably.
Need to move goods within the UK?
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.
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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 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.