European Road Freight – A Shipper’s Guide

19 November 2020 | Freight Forwarding

If your business is exporting goods to Europe for the first time, or you are considering importing or using services abroad, sorting out the logistics can feel daunting.

Each country may have different rules and regulations, customs clearance requirements, and although English is a common second language, there may be a barrier in communication. Even experienced shippers may run into issues, especially if sending consignments to a new destination or if using a new service provider.

This shipper’s guide to European road freight should answer some of the questions you have about importing and exporting consignments across Europe.

Why Ship to and from Europe?

Shipping within Europe allows you to expand your customer base and grow your business. By looking further than your domestic market, you are open to new opportunities. In addition to gaining new customers, you may be able to source raw materials or components at a cheaper rate or benefit from lower manufacturing costs.

Expanding your reach into Europe could be the best thing to take your business forward, and with a good logistics service, getting consignments to where they need to be is one less thing to think about.

Using a Logistics Service for European Freight

If working out all the details of European shipping seems like too much of a challenge, the best way to get goods imported or exported is to use an experienced logistics provider. Logistics providers may offer a range of services for European road freight, such as regular services to some countries. This means you will always be able to schedule consignments ahead of time and take the uncertainty out of future shipping.

Another option would be to have a tailored service to best meet the needs of your business. At LTS we do all of that and more!

LTS European Road Freight Services

One of the most important things when choosing a European road freight logistics provider is knowledge. A good provider knows the European market inside out, and how it varies from country to country. At LTS, we provide the services and expertise to get your consignments imported or exported across Europe and Scandinavia. This includes supplying dedicated vehicles, groupage or full-loads, and timed collections and deliveries.

If it’s a bespoke solution you need, our team have the experience to get road freight where it needs to be. A bespoke service gives you the flexibility to handle your shipping exactly how you need and is able to adapt as your business grows. You can count on LTS for the security of supply, reliability, and to find the most cost-effective solutions for your business. 

We are always on the lookout for better ways of doing things, so regularly review how we operate and keep up to date with the latest market developments. This means we always strive to provide good value for money for our customers.

If you want to know more about how we can work together on European road freight, feel free to contact us


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