Here are a few ‘Jargon’ terms used throughout this industry and the explanations of what exactly they mean. Click on a term to reveal the definition.

ADR

ADR is literally “Agreement Dangerous Routier”. As the name suggests it is the European agreement that governs the movement of goods that have been classified as dangerous to transport. These goods are given a unique code by the United Nations (UN Code) followed by a 4 digit number. UN1204 for example is Petrol. Each code has a packing group which is used to determine if any other goods can be carried in the same vehicle.

Abnormal Load

An abnormal load is a consignment that is either difficult to load using conventional methods or one that exceeds the parameters of the vehicle carrying it. Sometimes abnormal loads require additional support from agencies such as the police to transport the goods along all or part of the route.

Anywhere Anytime Anything

Anything can be carried (subject to ADR) at Anytime of the day or night to Anywhere it needs to be taken and transport facilities exist.

B2B

Business to Business. Commercial carriage.

Booked Delivery

Booked and timed delivery are the same. It is when delivery can only be made at a set time. Usually this is at a destination where lots of carriers deliver goods throughout the day.

Cost Effective Delivery

A Cost Effective Delivery Often is quite simply cheaper than alternatives. Same day can be less expensive than Overnight parcel or pallet rates.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods are products that are deemed to be dangerous to transport by road. See ADR.

Depot to Depot

Speedy Freight can deliver from the collection point to the delivery point.

Document Transport

The transport of documents for delivery or signature. This service is particularly useful for legal documents where only the original documents are acceptable.

Door to Door

From collection to delivery with no other handling involved.

Emergency Logistics

Our service can be used in any emergency, to replace your own vehicle or to deliver parts/goods that were needed YESTERDAY!

Event

We can deliver your stands or items to the many exhibitions or events throughout the UK. We are also able to collect your goods once the exhibition is complete. Ideal when parking facilities are expensive or limited.

Exhibition

We can deliver your  stands or items to the many exhibitions or events throughout the UK. We are also able to collect your goods once the exhibition is complete. Ideal when parking facilities are expensive or limited.

Hi-Ab

Hi-Ab is the term used to describe a flatbed lorry with a crane attached. This is used to load and unload heavy items, typically but not exclusively, building materials.

Immediate Response

We react when you need us 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you want it now thats when we’ll do it!

In Europe Within 8 Hours

The goods can be transported to most areas of Continental Europe within 8 hours of the collection.

Inter Office

Speedy Freight can handle internal deliveries from one branch of your business to another.

Internal Mail

Ideal for secure delivery of mail between offices and branches of your business.

Just In Time Logistics

Just in Time is a production strategy that collects goods as they come off the production line and delivers in time for their use at the delivery point. JIT eliminates the need for storage facilities and thus cuts costs.

Known Cargo

Known cargo is cargo that has been customs cleared. The vehicle is sealed and deemed to be bonded during transit, unless seals are broken to indicate that the load may have been tampered with or otherwise compromised.

Level D Aviation Trained

Many of our drivers are also aviation security trained or level D aviation trained. This means that they have undergone training to ensure their load is not compromised on route. Loads that require this treatment are secured in vehicles that are equipped with security seals and are transported under conditions that comply with HMRC for Customs Clearance. These drivers have also undergone government controlled background checks.

Marketing Material

Speedy Freight can deliver marketing material in time for events or onward distribution.

Medical Delivery

Secure delivery of goods for medical purposes.

NHS Delivery

Secure delivery of goods for the National Health Service.

On Board Courier

We can take goods aboard aircraft for onward delivery.

On Site Within 1 Hour

The driver and vehicle will be at the collection point within one our of the initial request.

P2P

Person to person.

POD

Proof Of Delivery

Production Bottleneck

A production bottleneck is by a variety of reasons. Typically these can be the breakdown of a machine or part or over production of an item that needs to be removed for storage or delivery. The repair or replacement of the part or the delivery of the goods will alleviate the bottleneck.

Professional

Our service reflects the urgeny and imprtance you place upon you goods, services and clients.

Prompt

React immediately to your request

Safe

Once your goods are on our vehicle they will not be handled again until they reach the delivery point. This reduces the opportunity for loss or damage.

Secure

Goods are taken straight from the collection point to the delivery point. They are not handled via a hub. This increases the security and integrity of the load.

Security Trained

All our drivers are trained in maitaining the security of their vehicle and its load. All drivers undergo a 5 year employment history check.

Signed Receipt Upon Delivery

All goods delivered will be signed for at the delivery point giving Proof of where, when  and to whom the delivery was made.

Tender Documents

Secure delivery of documents for the tender of work.

Time Critical

We can deliver to your timescales. If the part or goods are needed by a certain time then, provided the goods are ready in time, we can get them there.

Time Sensitive

If goods need to be on site at a specific time for booking in slots or to ensure a continuation of supply then we can arrive at the time specified.

Timed Delivery

Booked and timed delivery are the same. It is when delivery can only be made at a set time. Usually this is at a destination where lots of carriers deliver goods throughout the day.

Trust

You can take our word for it. If we say it can be done, then it will be.

Vehicle Hire

Speedy Freight services replace the need for you to hire and man a vehicle for deliveries.

Worldwide

The service we offer can be used to deliver to any location

Contact us

Telephone: 0161 430 6666
Fax: 0161 430 6768
Email: info@speedyfreight.co.uk

Speedy Freight
Unit 2 The Pavillions, Cranford Drive,
Knutsford Business Park, Knutsford,
Cheshire. WA16 8ZR

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