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Domestic Transport Services

Looking for fast connections for your nationwide freight? Whether you are sending one pallet down the road, multiple pallets into regional Australia or a full truck load to the other side of the country; we offer a nationwide door to door express freight transport service to all metro and country destinations throughout Australia.

Our express freight service and processes are built for palletised, skidded and fork-liftable freight enabling us to have really fast transit times for fork-liftable freight. Through our network of strategically located branches across the country, we can pick up and deliver any express freight requirements. Using a large fleet of trucks and trailers, we will move pallets, crates, and challenging freight quickly and professionally.

Day definite LTL and FTL express services to and from any postcode in Australia

Our infrastructure and processes are specifically designed to maximise productivity and accuracy around the handling and on time delivery of your palletised, skidded and forkliftable freight. 

Your products are picked up and controlled through our comprehensive branch network allowing you to move your freight through one provider to any postcode in Australia.

Direct linehaul into our regional branch network

Direct line haul into our regional branch network means your freight is not cross docked via capital city hubs, minimising the risk of damage and reducing lead times.

If you are regularly sending freight into regional areas, take advantage of our direct transit units by talking to our team about frequency and volume.

Full truck, rail and coastal – multi modal options to best fit your business

When you have a full truck load of products or equipment to move, there are some significant efficiencies that can improve transit times, reduce freight handling and enhance quality.

Our dedicated multi modal team focus on finding the best option to drive cost reductions, improve transit times, reduce freight handling and enhance quality across all multi modal functions.

Our nationwide FTL direct delivery service means that the truck that picks up your freight will directly deliver it to the customer. This means no double handling of your product, reducing the risk of damage.

Take advantage of our multimodal services by talking to our team about frequency and volume.

 

Highly specialised end to end solutions for hazardous goods 

Specialist knowledge, understanding and detailed documentation is mandatory when transporting and handling dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

While many carriers are exiting the hazardous goods market, we are intensifying our commitment to serving this complex business segment. Over many years we have uniquely combined our research, investment, experience and processes to create a dangerous goods transport solution that pro-actively addresses changing compliance laws.

Find out more about our highly specialised end to end soltuions for hazardous goods.

Driving efficiencies in the metropolitan market

Servicing capital city suburbs, our Metro teams focus on how our service can best benefit your business when you have freight to move locally.

An integral part of our supply chain capabilities, Mainfreight Metro operates within all major cities delivering a wide range of timely, cost effective options, including:

  • Same day deliveries
  • Next day delivery
  • Daily hire
  • Hourly hire
  • Permanent hire

Find out how we can add value to your local deliveries here.

Online freight management tool

Want to generate an accurate quote online using your freight rates? Create consignment note in less than 10 seconds? Print a label for your freight? Our online reporting and freight management tool is integrated into one total solution to seamlessly manage your entire supply chain.

Automated freight booking capabilities reduce workload in customer service and despatch areas, find out more here.

Product return services

Third party pick ups or returns can often cause unnecessary inconvenience due to poorly presented freight or a lack of consignment paperwork. MoveIt is a service offered to control the process from pick up through to delivery. For an additional charge, the Mainfreight team will generate the consignment note and freight label, with the driver tasked with labelling the freight at pick up. MoveIt ensures the pick up and delivery instructions are met when you or your team aren’t in control of the despatch process.

Retail distribution centre delivery window management

We understand that strong working relationships and delivery performance with wholesale and retail chain distribution centres (DC’s) are critical success factors. For this reason we provide daily delivery services to FMCG (e.g. Officeworks, Coles, Woolworths, Bunnings) DC’s across the country.

Each of our decentralised branch operations have a dedicated timeslot coordinator on site to build rapport with local DC team members, ensure strict delivery deadlines are met giving you peace of mind around important retail deliveries and making sure your valuable brand image with major customers is maintained.

Pallet control

Our dedicated branch based pallet controllers discuss and agree on pallet management arrangements prior to despatching freight, so that a robust process is set up to save time and money. 

 

How we support your business

Owner drivers deliver your domestic freight

Our dedicated Mainfreight Owner Drivers care for their vehicles, presentation and customers. With their income linked directly to the service they provide (not the hours they work) your teams will value the difference in attitude and customer service they provide. All owner driver vehicles are fitted with GPS tracking to ensure that the fleet can be managed, monitored and planned effectively.

Purpose built facilities

Raised docks allow loaders to have better line of sight when loading your product. The latest materials handling equipment ensures safe and efficient freight movement. Open plan offices provide clear communication and operation visibility. It is all about minimising risk and making your life easier when we are moving your valuable goods.

Want to talk to a local person about your freight movements?

Our decentralised customer service teams are located in each branch, making decisions as close to customers as possible. This provides timely, accurate information on shipment status, reducing the time your team may spend on the phone chasing down responses.

Our local branch network means we can understand our customers’ businesses better, make fast decisions and recognise opportunities which simply aren’t apparent when doing business at a distance.

Peace of mind that your domestic freight will be delivered

We have introduced our free Quality Assurance Program (QAP) that offers up to $2000 per unit reimbursement for lost or damaged freight. Our QAP program ensures accountability and root cause analysis is conducted to drive continuous improvement, improving service levels and reducing costs.

Take advantage of our domestic transport services by talking to our team about frequency and volume.