Road Freight

Get on the road to increased efficiency with our agile team

When it comes to importing and exporting via road in the UK and Europe – whether it is your sole method of transportation or simply part of your supply chain – you need a robust partner you can trust. At Good Logistics, we are extremely proud of our track record in safety and reliability. In fact, we believe our road freight offering has the flexibility to enable us to respond quickly, giving you the balance of service and price you are looking for.

When you partner with us, we will provide you with a dedicated personal account manager who will be able to advise you on a complete range of road freight services and haulage options, including our specialist Centres of Excellence for UK Container Haulage and European Groupage.

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“Customers always think it’s great when they see our experienced and knowledgeable haulage team working with our other departments to deliver bespoke road freight services. Having worked in this industry for over 20 years, I can tell you that every day is different – and it never gets boring!”

Rachel Davies
UK Container Haulage Centre of Excellence Manager

Road freight services

Full Truck Load (FTL)

  • Dedicated driver and unaccompanied trailer services.
  • All types of shipment including hazardous, refrigerated, and oversized goods.

Less than Truck Load (LTL)

  • Quicker and cheaper delivery for smaller shipments on shared haulage space.

EU Groupage

  • Specialise on all types of general cargo.
  • Predominately strong service providers from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Poland with competitive rates.

UK Container Haulage

  • 20ft, 40ft and 45ft units, reefer, high cube, pallet wide, flat rack and open top containers.
  • Serving major UK ports including Teesport, Hull, Immingham, Liverpool, Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury and Southampton
  • Including owned vehicles, 38 contracted partners, and 10 haz-trained drivers
  • Euro 6 Vehicles with GPS Tracking
  • + 36,000 TEU annually

Discover the efficiency of European Groupage

As part of our road freight services, we provide a cost-effective way of transporting goods to and from the UK and major EU countries, through delivery control, reliability, fast transit and scheduled direct departures by road, rail and LCL, strategically managed by professionals from our European Groupage Centre of Excellence to suit your needs.

Go from port to destination more reliably

Are you fed up with port delays having a negative impact on your time-critical containers? At Good Logistics, we utilise a mixture of our own vehicles and trusted road freight transport partners so we can offer you a more responsive and reliable way of getting your containers to your destination from major ports across the UK.

Team up with vehicle owners

With a fleet of 26 of our own vehicles plus a network of trusted road freight partners, we have an extremely flexible range of resources. Our experience and knowledge gives us a valuable understanding of how to choose partners who are equipped with the capacity to handle industry challenges and opportunities, leading to the most reliable and cost-effective outcomes for you and your customers.

Make better decisions

Your personal account manager will provide expert road freight advice and regular communications about your consignments, supported by a range of scheduling and reporting tools, thus ensuring that you receive the information you need to keep moving forward and to make better strategic decisions. 

Access supply chain specialists

At Good Logistics, our in-house teams of specialist departments work together every day to design multi-modal solutions across your supply chain to increase the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of your business, offering services relating to customs, sea, air and road freight forwarding, warehousing and fulfilment.

“We have used the services of the John Good Logistics team for a number of years and they have always gone above and beyond to meet our requirements. With a proactive can do attitude they have supported us through the Brexit process and ensured we have met our customer needs.”

Kiddylicious

“We have been partnering with John Good Logistics for over 10 years. They have always provided a proactive and consultative approach to the management of our supply chain; we would certainly recommend their services.”

First Line

“We have worked with John Good Logistics since we began trading in the UK, their service as been reliable throughout, and the staff always happy to help”

Chris Cordingley

Giti Tyres

“The professionalism of the team at John Good Logistics has been displayed at every opportunity presented.”

Perkins

“Their knowledge, skill and commitment, plus their enthusiastic attention to our business needs is always exceptional and considering how complex and demanding we are as a business, with our variety of different products, they do a thoroughly professional job for us.”

Chris Thompson

Head of Procurement – Indirect Purchases, Marshalls Plc

“What we love about Good Logistics is the personal touch they provide – it is like they are part of our team.”

Other logistics services you may be interested in

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Air freight

Customs

Projects

Warehousing and Distribution

Frequently asked questions
 

Do you have any questions about our European or UK Container road freight services? Here’s some additional information you may find useful.

Do you collect containers from the Port of Felixstowe?

Yes, we do. In fact, we have a warehouse in Felixstowe which recently obtained an “AA” rating in the BRC Global Standards Audit. This enables us to immediately store and deploy goods arriving on container shipping services in the Port of Felixstowe, ensuring that your shipments reach their destination swiftly and efficiently.

Can you handle specialist shipments?

Both our UK container haulage and our European Road Haulage teams can transport all types of shipments, including refrigerated and oversized goods. Our highly experienced road freight teams are fully trained to oversee every stage of your delivery to ensure the safety of your goods, no matter what they are.

Can you transport hazardous goods?

Besides specialist shipments, we can also handle and transport hazardous goods to and from the UK. Our team, which includes haz-trained drivers, is very knowledgeable in this regard. We can provide personal and competitive road freight logistics, including UK container haulage and European Road Freight to ensure that the process of transporting hazardous goods is as quick and as straightforward as possible.

How will you ensure the safety of my shipments?

At John Good Logistics, we are committed to providing our clients with only the best road freight solutions for UK container haulage and European Road Freight. We take all the necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of your shipments, as well as our staff and fleet. We employ haz-trained drivers who are able to handle and transport hazardous and high-risk shipments. We have also implemented a seven-point safety check system to ensure that we meet all legal requirements and the highest safety standards whilst fulfilling our clients’ specific needs in the most efficient way possible.

Which locations are covered by your European Road Freight Services?

We specialise in providing groupage, full load and express van transit services throughout Europe. The locations covered by our European Road Freight Services include Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Poland.

Which European road freight service is more suitable for small business owners, FTL or LTL?

FTL shipping is designed for larger or high-risk shipments that require the use of the entire truckload. This is faster than LTL shipping because it goes straight from the pickup location to the destination without making extra stops. However, if you are a small business owner, LTL is the most cost-effective option as this method combines shipments from multiple customers before transporting them together. Since several companies will be sharing the total road freight costs, you only pay for the amount of space you need.