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Express Christmas Delivery Service for Small or Bulky Parcels & Packages

Many Parcel Networks are creaking under the strain of delivering normal size parcels as we approach Christmas, the problem is even more acute for those delivering larger items such as flat packed furniture, ready assembled furniture or other bulky goods including many Christmas Presents as hostility toward non-conveyable traffic grows.


Defenda Couriers

The demise of City Link on Christmas Day last year, a carrier that was responsible for transporting a significant amount of what in the industry is called ‘ugly freight’, has left many retailers attempting to slip their larger items out with their normal carrier during the 2015 trading year. The problem is, Parcel Carriers are becoming increasingly hostile to larger goods that require manual handling & are not suitable for the conveyor systems that are increasingly being used by them to automate sorting of parcels for cost savings. More & more Parcel Companies including: Parcel Force, DPD & UKMail have commenced the process of removing ex City Link customers or at least their undesirable larger parcel traffic from their Networks, leaving many online retailers facing huge increases in price for their bulky packages, a refusal to accept their larger shipments, or in some cases having their accounts closed altogether with as little as 14 days notice.


Whilst the drive to attract ‘Pretty Parcels’ looks set to continue amongst traditional parcel companies – specialist light haulage companies like DEFENDA Couriers who offer a more complete service seem set to flourish in the rapidly changing parcel delivery environment.



Here at Defenda Couriers we can offer huge discounts on ‘Pretty Parcels’ but also provide reduced costs or improved delivery of larger goods to much of the UK. Whether a dedicated vehicle for a same day delivery or a lower cost ‘Groupage’ service in one of our vehicles is required, there has never been a better time to call to discuss how we can help with your ‘Express Christmas Delivery Service For Small Or Bulky Parcels & Packages’ or a workable year round transport service for that matter.



Express Same Day Courier (Pallets, Bulky Loose Loads or even Urgent Documents)


Pallets Next Day or Economy (in our own vehicles as groupage or a dedicated vehicle or by insertion into a Pallet Network on a next day or two to three day economy service)


Overnight Parcels Network (Pretty Parcels or even discounted Ugly Freight through one of our Partner’s Networks)


Motorcycle Courier Service is available but is limited to small items that can be held in a rucksack, side bags etc. Weather conditions such as snow or ice on route will obviously play a huge part in determining if a job is suitable for our Coventry Motorcycle Couriers or if the items should be conveyed in one of our micro vans for safety.


For information on our UK Motorbike Couriers or Van Courier or Light Haulage Services call us on Coventry 02476 466000 or email: info@defendacouriers.co.uk

Coventry Light Haulage & Courier Company Adds Curtain Side Luton Van To Fleet

Defenda Transport & Logistics Ltd have added a curtain sided Mercedes Luton Van to their fleet which already contains many Luton Vans with Tail Lifts.


The acquisition comes as part of the company’s determined efforts to provide an even more comprehensive range of distribution and delivery options to its rapidly increasing customer base.


The curtain sided version of the Mercedes Sprinter Luton allows the company to move goods that are long, or those that are loaded onto double pallets by permitting side loading of the goods. This can provide huge savings for customers by avoiding the need to upgrade their delivery to one of our 7.5 tonne or larger HGVs. Not only does it help save the customer money but can also offer many environmental advantages with transport being provided on a more fuel efficient vehicle.



If you are shippers of longer items which require double palleting or simply loading via the side of a vehicle – you may well find that our curtain sided Luton Van is the perfect solution to your transport needs. We may also be in a position to simplify any other delivery requirements you have from next day parcel delivery, same day dedicated vehicle or our groupage services. We can cover your multiple pallet deliveries on one of our heavy goods vehicles.


DTALL & Defenda Couriers are trading names of Defenda Transport & Logistics Ltd.
Call Coventry 024 76 466000 to discuss your transport & delivery needs.