How Waller Transport Is Scaling Alongside Its Clients
One thing that sets Waller Transport Services apart from a number of other logistics providers is our ability to scale with our clients. Since 1966, we have grown from a UK road haulage specialist that pioneered the cost-effective return loads model to an all-encompassing fourth party logistics (4PL) company delivering multimodal transport solutions for clients across the UK, Europe and beyond.
At the core of our business is a group of people who possess the expertise and industry contacts to connect a business of any size with the most appropriate transport solution for their load. In addition to our own dedicated fleet of trucks, we have access to a network of more than 50,000 vehicles which we can call on at any time to facilitate our clients’ bespoke and time-critical logistics requirements.
With a strong presence close to the key ports of Felixstowe, Immingham and Liverpool, our teams are strategically located to oversee the onward transportation of any cargo arriving in the UK from mainland Europe, and vice versa. Meanwhile, the recent opening of our Scotland/Europe office has been instrumental in driving forward our European logistics and haulage service, especially given its strong freight links with the Nordic countries.
Combined with the partnerships we have established – and continue to establish – with road hauliers, air carriers and sea freight operators worldwide, businesses across all sectors continue to trust Waller Transport with the timely delivery of their loads.
Reliable Logistics Solutions for Leading Brands
Our ability to manage logistics ‘at scale’ is demonstrated by the service we have provided over a number of years to Amazon, as well as suppliers of Asda, John Lewis, Aldi, Wilko and Marks & Spencer. These customers continue to use Waller for their retail haulage and logistics needs, primarily because we are able to consistently service part loads and full loads on a time-critical basis. As a result, we service over 100 loads per week for retailers.
Beyond the retail space, Waller has a strong history of assisting small and large-scale clients in the timber, steel and waste industries – and we can also source the appropriate vehicles to all types of raw material, as well as any out-of-gauge cargo.
We also possess strong expertise in event and exhibition solutions, working as the haulage partner of choice for a number of organisers – not only in Europe but further afield. We are often called upon to coordinate the delivery of event stands and other equipment to shows in the United States, which involves working closely with our sea and air freight partners.
Case Study: Fortnite Championship
In early 2019, Waller served as delivery partner for the EStars Fortnite Championship, which was hosted at numerous football stadiums across the UK. With multiple display units and other show equipment needing to be transported between the stadiums – which spanned England, Scotland and Ireland – the project required detailed coordination and planning.
To ensure everything was delivered to the venues on time, we arranged to have the cargo transported to secure storage units two to three days before each event. All of the storage units were located within 15 minutes of the stadiums, meaning the loads could be delivered on the day of the event – or evening prior – with no hold-ups. Special exhibition trailers were used throughout, demonstrating Waller’s ability to source the right equipment for any load.
Delivering more than 11,000 loads per year across 30+ countries, Waller Transport has grown into a truly international operation.
The sheer strength of our network means we don’t require a substantial operations team across our four UK offices. In that sense, you could argue that Waller punches above its weight; competing on a national and global scale, while retaining the heritage and values that come with being a family business. This is a point of pride for us, and something we will never lose sight of as we continue to grow alongside our clients.
If you’re looking for a haulage and logistics partner that can accommodate regular loads at high volumes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Waller Transport. Our team leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding solutions for clients.