What’s the difference between full load and part load transport?

What’s the difference between full load and part load transport?

Let’s be honest, when delivering cargo through a haulage company you want the process to be as efficient as possible, right?

We get it. This is why, at John K Philips, we always look to provide clients with a streamlined service they can return to time and time again.

All too often we hear stories of how businesses receive an unfair deal when it comes to being charged for more space than they need. At our experienced and reputable transport company, we promote transparency. And that starts by providing you with more insight into the differences between full load and part load transport, so you can make a more informed decision.


For us to pinpoint the differences between the two, it’s best to first learn about how they are similar. The bulk of their operations are the same, so we’d be foolish not to highlight them in this blog!

When you look to work with John K. Phillips, you will probably already know how much cargo you need to transport. So during our initial conversation, we will ask you for this amount and tell you if this qualifies for a full load delivery, part load delivery, or both. Whichever option you decide to choose, you can be assured that your delivery will reach your required location safely, efficiently and on time.

Is part load haulage safe?

Many people opt for a full load service as they know it will be their products exclusively in one of our vehicles, so there’s no need to worry about loads getting mixed up. However, at John K Phillips, we pride ourselves on our technological awareness and use modern solutions to track your load at all times. This means that – in the unlikely event of loads being misplaced –  our team will be alerted immediately and can immediately resolve the situation due to our tracking technology.

With such detailed levels of tracking and pinpoint accuracy, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your part load delivery will reach its intended destination in the same condition in which it set off on its journey. We will always stay in contact,  so you will be kept in the loop and regularly updated on the status of your delivery, after all, it is your property!

Is part load haulage cheaper?

Many haulage companies are not fond of offering a fair price for part load delivery, charging instead of the standard rate for a full vehicle even though it’s half empty!

At John K. Phillips, in keeping with our ethos of efficiency and fairness, you will only ever be charged for space you take up on one of our vehicles, as we will look to group together multiple part load removals.

This keeps costs down for clients, preventing wasting money on ‘unused’ delivery, when it could be spent elsewhere.

If you have a large delivery that requires a full load – great! You can still come to us for competitive or fair prices, but if you require a smaller delivery, then our part load service is the way to go.

Get in touch with John K. Phillips

Would you like to know more about our full load or part load delivery service? If so, our experts will gladly be on hand to answer any questions you have. You can give one of our friendly, professional team a call on 01744 751000 for an initial conversation or fill out our online form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.