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The type of goods a UK same day courier will carry - and what to consider

The type of cargo that a same day courier will carry on their van in the UK depends on the size and weight of the item(s) to be shipped, as well as the distance it needs to be transported.


· Small parcels: Same day couriers often carry small parcels, such as documents, letters, and packages. These parcels can be transported by a variety of vehicles, including, motorbikes, cars and vans.


· Large parcels: Same day couriers can also carry larger parcels, such as furniture, appliances, and machinery. Pallets are also exceptionally common cargo, as well as oversized and abnormal shaped goods. These shipments are typically transported by vans or trucks.


· Hazardous materials: It may surprise you to know, but same day couriers can also carry hazardous materials, such as chemicals, flammable liquids, and explosives. These materials must be transported in specialist vehicles that are designed to keep them safe.


In addition to the size and weight of the cargo, the distances the goods need to be transported are key factors affecting the type of vehicle that a same day courier will use.


In general, smaller parcels are less expensive to transport than larger parcels. The distance the cargo needs to be transported also affects the cost, with longer distances being more expensive.


If you need to send a parcel urgently, a same day courier service is a viable solution. Just be sure to factor in the size, weight, and distance the goods need to travel when choosing a service.


Here are some of the most common types of cargo (but not exclusive) that same day couriers carry in the UK:


· Documents

· Letters

· Packages

· Furniture

· Appliances

· Machinery

· Hazardous materials

· Food

· Flowers

· Medical supplies

· Materials

· Parts


If you are unsure of what type of cargo a same day courier can carry, it is always best to contact the courier directly to ask.


Whatever you need to ship, www.parcelpal.org can assist your business with any same day courier needs you may have. Feel free to use the link above, connect on Linked In or follow our page for details.



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