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Why is road haulage so important?

Why is road haulage so important?

It’s dominated the news this week, and we’re sure you would’ve heard about it. A huge shipping container ship was wedged in the Suez Canal since last Tuesday (23rd March) meaning that one of the busiest trade routes in the world was ground to a halt for almost a whole week. At John K Phillips, this piqued our interest more than most, as we are a company that specialise in transport. Although we operate on the solid tarmac as opposed to over the seven seas, we started to imagine what a holdup such as that would have on our industry.

Luckily, we don’t have to! This eventuality is far less likely when it comes to road haulage, due to the plethora of routes available to our drivers so we can easily take a detour if there is a disruption to the primary route. With this in mind, let us tell you some other benefits to our way of transport and why road haulage is crucial in ensuring people around the world are provided with the products they need.

An accurate delivery

When trusting road vehicles to deliver your load, you are safe in the knowledge that your delivery will reach its intended destination far more accurately than if you opt for delivery via air or seas. As roads are so much more frequent in land locations than ports, it is more likely that you will be notified when the delivery reaches its end point by the same company you trusted to start the delivery. After all, if travel by aeroplanes or boats has to pull into a port, they will only be tasked with transferring your goods to a road transport vehicle anyway.

Once you trust a road haulage company and specialists in pallet delivery, like us at John K. Phillips, you can be assured that your delivery will be delivered to the exact location you require with no transfer needed.

Keeping your products safe

The aforementioned lack of transfer of your freight mid-journey should give you the peace of mind that your goods will be kept secure once they are safely locked in on a road vehicle. Whether you decide to use a pallet delivery service or any other method of delivery from us at John K. Phillips, we regularly perform all of the necessary safety checks and conduct our service with the carefulness and efficiency that meets our exceptionally high standards at all times.

To ensure seamless delivery on the road, be sure to rely on our team of experts today!

Where would we be without it?

Freight transport by sea was crucial in the delivery of goods between countries up until the 20th century. However, in the 21st century, we have become so dependent on the efficiency of road transport that it is hard to imagine a life without it.

If road haulage was to end tomorrow, then we would have to deal with the drawbacks of the slower paced, patient transportation of goods via boats. This simply wouldn’t correlate with today’s society and would leave people struggling to adapt to the more “traditional” way of transportation.

Would you benefit from road transport?

Do you feel like our method of road haulage would benefit you and your company when delivering goods? If so, we would love to work together to ensure your freight is delivered in the most efficient way possible.

Here at John K. Phillips, we know all about the importance of transportation and how it has changed the world for the better in modern times. We incorporate many up to date practices into our service so our customers can benefit from our help more than ever before.

If you’d like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team today! Call us on 01744 751000 or fill out our online form and we will gladly get back to you as soon as we can.

What parcels are classed as hazardous delivery?

What parcels are classed as hazardous delivery?

In the UK alone, 2.8 billion parcels were sent last year. This figure is the most ever recorded, and while living in a COVID-19 world, it is hardly surprising. Limitations were placed on people picking up items themselves, meaning that posting was the only viable option for many. With more and more parcels being delivered, it is worth noting that if your delivery contains specific, potentially harmful materials, they may need special attention to ensure the safety of the courier and the recipient. As this fact goes under the radar, many unsuspecting people don’t call in a specialist to handle potentially hazardous goods.

At John K. Phillips, the haulage and delivery experts, we thought we would highlight some common hazardous materials that are found in your standard delivery. Continue reading

How could you benefit from pallet delivery?

How could you benefit from pallet delivery?

The transportation industry is busier than ever at the moment, but this is something we thrive upon at John K. Phillips. One of our services that has been particularly successful in recent times is our pallet delivery service. You might not realise it, but millions of items are transported from A to B by using pallets, they truly are the unsung hero of the business!

If your business deals with anything other than selling pallets themselves (the majority) then you may be wondering how they can apply to your business, and why they are so important, right? Here at John K. Phillips, we are on hand to give you some more information about the process and how perhaps your company could reap the rewards of using this particular way of transporting goods. Continue reading

How Brexit will affect the haulage industry

How Brexit will affect the haulage industry

The sad fact is, we still haven’t reached a deal with the EU. With Brexit feeling very real and coming into effect on 1st January 2021, the small possibility of a “no deal Brexit” that was on the table as little as a year ago, is now looking like the most likely scenario.

So what does this mean for the haulage industry? As we’re sure you’re aware, haulage to places outside the UK will look very different next year and incur costs that we have never previously had to deal with. After a year dominated by COVID-19 and a hugely different landscape than what we are used to already, Brexit presents yet another challenge that UK and European haulage companies will have to face head on. Here are some changes to our procedure that will occur next year.

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Qualities to look for in an expert haulage company

Qualities to look for in an expert haulage company

Many haulage companies are in a very privileged position. Clients place a lot of responsibility on them to ensure that their load gets from A to B in a way that is safe, quick and efficient. Often freight can be in huge volumes and can cost a pretty penny! This is why all haulage companies should strive for the best possible service at all times, to keep our customers happy, and to allow their workflow to continue as seamlessly as possible.

One costly mistake from your haulage company could mean that more people are put at a disadvantage than you might think. With this in mind, we thought we would bring you some of our most valued qualities in an expert haulage company…

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Keeping safe on the road during long distance haulage journeys

Keeping safe on the road during long distance haulage journeys

Long-distance journeys can be exciting if you have the company of your family and you’re off on holiday. But, if you are an HGV driver, you very rarely get the luxury of companionship, and you can often be driving across the continent for long stints, alone.

As a result, it is important you keep your safety in check and take the necessary precautions to prevent losing concentration and, potentially, putting the safety of yourself and other road users at risk.

With this in mind, let’s discuss how you can best keep alert behind the wheel…

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Long Distance Haulage

Feeling nervous about your long distance haulage delivery?

Choosing the correct haulage company for your long distance delivery is not just ideal in ensuring your load reaches it’s required destination in adequate time and condition, but also gives you peace of mind. After all, this delivery could be crucial in ensuring that a process is done on time, so if you are concerned or have any reservations about the status of your delivery, then it is likely you have assumed correctly.

Here at John K. Phillips, we ensure that you will be in a position of comfort throughout the whole journey, so you can turn your attention to other more pressing matters. Here are some key fundamental qualities of our reputable St Helens transport company that can put your mind at ease when trusting us with your delivery…

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Why using a haulage company you can trust is so important

Here at John K. Philips, we have worked in the trade of haulage and transport for long enough to know that choosing the right company for you is the most important decision you will have to make. Trusting someone else to handle your products in a long-distance journey is sometimes necessary, but it doesn’t make it any easier!

Over our many years as a company, we have seen customers come to us with horror stories about how their products have been misplaced and lost forever, severely damaged, or even stolen. Which is why we can forgive you for being cautious about which company you decide on!

Here we take a look at some of your main concerns and how we address those concerns, here at John K. Philips. Continue reading

HGV Delivery

How John K. Phillips has kept transport safe during COVID-19

As we start to return to a “new normal” after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies, including John K. Phillips, are now introducing hygiene practices that are here to stay. This is no different in the field of transportation and haulage, which has been tasked with “business as usual” whilst many other companies have come to a standstill. And, due to the sheer nature of the job being centred around transport and communication with others, we’ve had to change the way in which we do things to ensure the safety of both our drivers, and our customers.

Slight adjustments to our daily work have ensured that we can continue providing logistics solutions to the usual high standards, whilst adapting to the ever-changing times that we are living in.

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Three ways the transport industry is becoming greener

Three ways the transport industry is becoming greener

There’s no getting away from the fact that freight services are absolutely vital for our survival as a country. Not only imperative for the business world, the transport industry is just as crucial for people from all parts of the globe to share, communicate and thrive. But how is this vital service impacting the world we live in?

As we become more aware of the impact that the travel industry as a whole is having on the environment, you could be forgiven for assuming that transport companies such as ours at John K Philips are part of the problem. However, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to protect the environment and have certain stringent rules in place to ensure our impact is as minimal as possible whilst being able to maintain the vital services we provide.

So, if you’re considering using a distribution company but are concerned about the impact it could be having, check out three ways we are working to lead the way in green transportation.

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