Our offices are open from 8am to 7pm, monday to friday. We will be pleased to provide an out of hours contact number should you require service outside of these times. Please contact your local deadline office for details.
The four main types of vehicle we use and their respective load capabilities are detailed below.
Small Van (based on Ford Escort)
Transit Van (based on SWB)
Transit Van (based on LWB)
* Please note that using a box of A4 copier paper as a guide generally means that the vehicle weight carrying capacity is likely to be reached before the volume capacity.
Generally speaking the latest collection times for different worldwide destinations can be split into two distinct areas. Firstly the USA, packages destined for the USA need to be at the airport by the absolute latest 4.30pm. This would mean collecting from yourselves by 3.00pm, leaving enough time to get to the airport and complete the necessary formalities. Secondly all other destinations need to be collected from yourselves by no later than 6.00pm. However, quite often special arrangements can be made to extend this time, but need to be confirmed with one of the Deadline offices.
‘docs’ - Generally means all printed matter, for example, quotes, legal documents, tenders etc. ‘dutiables’ - Generally means all consignments other than printed matter, for example, mechanical or electrical components, product samples, packaged goods etc. These terms are no longer currently in use for deliveries within the EU.
For direct sameday deliveries each vehicle load is insured up to a value of £10,000. This figure is for the complete load and not per consignment carried. For overnight deliveries the cover on each consignment is £10.00 per kilo, i.e. a 5kgs parcel is insured for £50.00. Full value cover is available at £10.00 per £1000.00 of cover required.
You can either fill out an application form now on-line or telephone your nearest Deadline office to arrange for someone to call round or post an application to you.