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.