Full Truck Load (FTL) Service

Full truck load (FTL) is a fast and efficient way to move bulk freight across town and across Australia

Hassle Free Full Truck Load Shipping

Working with all the major Full Load Providers allows Couriers and Freight to offer our customers an independent comprehensive full load solution. Quote Book and Manage all your Full Load shipments easily with Couriers and Freight Digital Freight Management

Couriers and Freight's technology aims to reduce overall freight spend by as much as 65%

Savings on freight, waiting time and charges

65%

Less time on manual data entry

90%

Reduced Invoice Errors

98%

Reduced wait times with customer service

85%

Freight types we move via road freight:

  • FMCG
  • Steel products
  • Packaging
  • Food, Food Products
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Carton and Satchel Freight
  • E-Commerce products
  • Pet Supplies
  • Wholesale Supplies
  • Medical, Hospitality, Cleaning and PPE
  • IT Products and Equipment
  • Liquids and Gas
  • Bulk Commodities
  • Vehicles and Parts
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Personal Effects
  • Palletised Freight
  • Health, Beauty and Fitness
  • Furniture, Gym Equipment and Bulky Goods
  • Building and Construction products
  • Beverages
  • And More

The way forward

Australia Wide Full Truck Load Shipping

Finding a full truckload freight provider can be frustrating as there are many options who provide services at different rates and may not always have the right vehicle you need when you need it. This frustration costs you time and money as it can cause delays and you may not be getting the best rate. Couriers and Freight has built trusted partnerships with carriers Australia wide so that our software can quickly and transparently sift through hundreds of quotes to provide you the best ones that suit your budget and time requirements. We also have the network so that if one provider doesn’t have the vehicle you need we can quickly find you another who does. Our relationships and buying power mean you’ll never pay more than you need to for heavy haulage regardless of where you’re shipping to. To find out more speak to a Road freight Expert today.

Major Pickup and Delivery Towns in Australia

Albany Sunshine Coast
Adelaide Melbourne
Albury - Wodonga Mackay
Armidale Mount Gambier
Alice Spring Mount Magnet
Ballarat Morwell
Bundaberg Newcastle
Bendigo Newman
Broken Hill Nowra
Broome Leinster
Brisbane Mandurah
Bunbury Maroochydore
Busselton Gold Coast
Canberra Orange
Cairns Pannawonica
Coffs Harbour Paraburdoo
Carnarvon Port Hedland
Dubbo Perth
Darwin Port Macquarie
Emerald Ravensthorpe
Esperance Rockhampton
Exmouth Shepparton
Geraldton Singleton
Gladstone Sydney
Geelong Tamworth
Gosford Toowoomba
Gove Nhulunbuy Tennant Creek
Hobart Tom Price
Mount Isa Townsville
Kalgoorlie Wagga Wagga
Kununurra Wangaratta
Karratha Wickham
Katherine Warrnambool
Lismore Wollongong
Launceston Weipa

Full Truck load Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the Max weights and Dimensions for perfect Carton freight?

This will depend on which carrier, which service and if your shipment is going to or from a residential address.

As a quick guide:

  • Startrack:  Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 20kgs per item
  • TNT / FedEx:  Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 30kgs per item
  • Couriers Please: Parcels up to 1.8M long and a dead weight up to 32kgs or Cubic up to 40kgs per item
  • Australia Post: Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 20kgs per item

How do I calculate the Cubic weight of a shipment?

This will depend on which carrier, which service and if your shipment is going to or from a residential address.

Most parcel carriers use a cubic conversion of 250. This means that 1 Cubic meter equals 250kgs. Carriers charge dead weight of cubic whichever is the greater. So here are some examples of how to calculate the cubic weight of a shipment. Keep in mind carriers always round up their calculations.

50cm x 50cm x 50cm box will be calculated as:

0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 250 = 31.25 kgs so this will be rounded up to 32 kgs.

What time do carriers pick up freight?

Most carriers do there pick ups in the afternoon and deliveries in the morning. This means you should book you collections for after lunch and provide a 2 to 4 hour pick up window.

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its next day  
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are overnight on Express Road
  • Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to Perth is 3 to 6 days
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts

What should I watch out for?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

How many pallets can you fit on a full load?

This will depend on the vehicle the freight is travelling with, the weights and dimensions of the pallets.

As a quick guide:

Single Trailer: 20-24 Pallets 1.2M x 1.2X x 2.4M up to 24000kgs

B-double Trailer: 32-36 Pallets 1.2M x 1.2X x 2.4M up to 34000kgs

How long will it take for my freight to picked up and delivered?

This will depend on the location the goods are picked up and delivered to and the service the freight is booked.

  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its next day
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are overnight on Express Road
  • Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to Perth is 3 to 6 days
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts

How should I pack my freight?

  • Packing your freight correctly for Transport is important to ensure your goods get to where they need to be without be lost or damaged.
  • For a full packaging guide please click here

What should I be aware of?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

What are the max weight and dimensions for perfect E-commerce freight?

This will depend on which carrier, which service and if your shipment is going to or from a residential address.

As a quick guide:

  • Startrack:  Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 20kgs per item
  • TNT / FedEx:  Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 30kgs per item
  • Couriers Please: Parcels up to 1.8M long and a dead weight up to 32kgs or Cubic up to 40kgs per item
  • Australia Post: Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 20kgs per item

Note: Any item over 35KGS should be placed on a pallet or Skid and have a tail lift selected for delivery.

How do I calculate the Cubic weight of a shipment?

This will depend on which carrier, which service and if your shipment is going to or from a residential address.

Most parcel carriers use a cubic conversion of 250. This means that 1 Cubic meter equals 250kgs. Carriers charge dead weight of cubic whichever is the greater. So here are some examples of how to calculate the cubic weight of a shipment. Keep in mind carriers always round up their calculations.

50cm x 50cm x 50cm box will be calculated as:

0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 250 = 31.25 kgs so this will be rounded up to 32 kgs.

What time do carriers pick up freight?

Most carriers do there pick ups in the afternoon and deliveries in the morning. This means you should book you collections for after lunch and provide a 2 to 4 hour pick up window.

How should I pack my freight?

  • When packing freight, you should ensure your goods are placed in a sturdy flat sided box or carton. This ensure you freight can easily be sent through the carriers automated sortation systems and you will not be charged additional manual handling. Click here for Manual Handling services.
  • You freight should be packed with enough protection to ensure even if it is dropped from a height of 1.2M it will not damage the goods inside. If not you will need to have your goods Manually handled to protect them.

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • This will depend on the location the goods are picked up and delivered to and the service the freight is booked.
  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its usually 1 - days
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are overnight on Express Road
  • Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to Perth is 3 to 6 days
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts

What should I be aware of?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

What are the Max weights and Dimensions for E-commerce freight?

This will depend on which carrier, which service and if your shipment is going to or from a residential address.

As a quick guide:

  • Startrack:  Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 20kgs per item
  • TNT / FedEx:  Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 30kgs per item
  • Couriers Please: Parcels up to 1.8M long and a dead weight up to 32kgs or Cubic up to 40kgs per item
  • Australia Post: Parcels up to 1.2M long and a dead or cubic weight up to 20kgs per item

Note: Any item over 35KGS should be placed on a pallet or Skid and have a tail lift selected for delivery.

How do I calculate the Cubic weight of a shipment?

This will depend on which carrier, which service and if your shipment is going to or from a residential address.

Most parcel carriers use a cubic conversion of 250. This means that 1 Cubic meter equals 250kgs. Carriers charge dead weight of cubic whichever is the greater. So here are some examples of how to calculate the cubic weight of a shipment. Keep in mind carriers always round up their calculations.

50cm x 50cm x 50cm box will be calculated as:

0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 250 = 31.25 kgs so this will be rounded up to 32 kgs.

What time do carriers pick up freight?

Most carriers do there pick ups in the afternoon and deliveries in the morning. This means you should book you collections for after lunch and provide a 2 to 4 hour pick up window.

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its next day  
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are overnight on Express Road
  • Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to Perth is 3 to 6 days
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts

What should I watch out for?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

How much does it cost for a Road freight courier service Australia?

Working out the costs for a Domestic Road Express or Economy Express Services in Australia will depend on a variety of factors. Such as:

1. The service the goods travel under – I

     a. Road Express

     b. Economy Express

     c. Off Peak

     d. Rail Freight

     e. Sameday Road Express

     f. Overnight Road Express

     g. Time Slot Delivery

2. Where the goods are collected from or delivered to impacts the price of shipment.  The general rule is the further they have to travel the more the shipment will cost.

3. Weights dimensions and the quantity of freight you are shipping. Things like:

     a. Am I shipping a satchel, Carton, Pallet Skid,  

     b. Is my shipment fragile, irregular shape?

     c. What is the Length, Width, Height of my Freight?

     d. What is the dead weight of my freight?

     e. Is my freight over 1.2M in any direction?

     f. Is my freight over 20kgs dead weight?

     g. The larger the item the more the service will cost.

4. Additional Services to get your goods collected or delivered. Such as:

     a. Tail Lift at pick up or delivery.

     b. Hand Load or Unload

     c. Two Man Team Delivery

     d. Heavy Weight residential delivery or Pick up

     e. Contains Dangerous Goods

     f. Contains lithium Batteries.

     g. Do you need a time slot for pick up or delivery?

     h. Does it need to be delivered by a certain time?

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • This will depend on the location the goods are picked up and delivered to and the service the freight is booked.
  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its over 1 to 2 days on Express and 2-3 days on Economy express.  
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are overnight on Express Road and 2-3 days on Economy Express.
  • Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Perth is 4 to 6 days on express and 6 to 10
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts

How should I pack my Freight?

  • Packing your freight correctly for Transport is important to ensure your goods get to where they need to be without be lost or damaged.  
  • For a full packaging guide please click here.

What should I watch out for?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

What are the Max weights and Dimensions for Flexeo Consumer Deliver services?

  • For loose cartons to metro capital cities, it is 40KGS dead weight or cubic and up to 2.2M in any direct and max 60cm of the next largest.
  • All items over this can be delivered via Two-man delivery teams as loose items or via Tail lift service.

How do I calculate the Cubic weight of a shipment?

Most parcel carriers use a cubic conversion of 250. This means that 1 Cubic meter equals 250kgs. Carriers charge dead weight of cubic whichever is the greater. So here are some examples of how to calculate the cubic weight of a shipment. Keep in mind carriers always round up their calculations.

50cm x 50cmx 50cm box will be calculated as:

0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 250 = 31.25kgs so this will be rounded up to 32kgs.

What do does Flexeo Pick up?

  • Flexeo does pick ups in the morning from 9am to 12pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Ad-hoc pick ups are collected next day.

When Does Flexeo Deliver?

  • Flexeo deliver between 1pm and 9PM Monday to Saturday.  
  • Flexeo provides a 2 hour delivery window the day before your freight is due to be delivered.

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • This will depend on the location the goods are picked up and delivered to and the service the freight is booked.
  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its usually 2-3 days
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are 2-3 days on Express Road.
  • Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to Perth is 8 to 10 days.
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts.

What should I watch out for?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted

How much does it cost for a Road freight courier service Australia?

Working out the costs for a Domestic Road Express or Economy Express Services in Australia will depend on a variety of factors. Such as:

1. The service the goods travel under – I

     a. Road Express

     b. Economy Express

     c. Off Peak

     d. Rail Freight

     e. Sameday Road Express

     f. Overnight Road Express

     g. Time Slot Delivery

2. Where the goods are collected from or delivered to impacts the price of shipment.  The general rule is the further they have to travel the more the shipment will cost.

3. Weights dimensions and the quantity of freight you are shipping. Things like:

     a. Am I shipping a satchel, Carton, Pallet Skid,  

     b. Is my shipment fragile, irregular shape?

     c. What is the Length, Width, Height of my Freight?

     d. What is the dead weight of my freight?

     e. Is my freight over 1.2M in any direction?

     f. Is my freight over 20kgs dead weight?

     g. The larger the item the more the service will cost.

4. Additional Services to get your goods collected or delivered. Such as:

     a. Tail Lift at pick up or delivery.

     b. Hand Load or Unload

     c. Two Man Team Delivery

     d. Heavy Weight residential delivery or Pick up

     e. Contains Dangerous Goods

     f. Contains lithium Batteries.

     g. Do you need a time slot for pick up or delivery?

     h. Does it need to be delivered by a certain time?

How should I pack my Freight?

  • Packing your freight correctly for Transport is important to ensure your goods get to where they need to be without be lost or damaged.  
  • For a full packaging guide please click here.

What should I be aware of?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • This will depend on the location the goods are picked up and delivered to and the service the freight is booked.
  • Between Sydney & Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane its over 1 to 2 days on Express and 2-3 days on Economy express.
  • Most NSW country Major Towns are overnight on Express Road and 2-3 days on Economy Express.
  • Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Perth is 4 to 6 days on express and 6 to 10
  • For Full Delivery times please ask one of our freight experts

Do overnight Express services travel via Air or Road?

  • Domestic Overnight express travels via Road and Air. The carriers use both methods depending on where the goods are picked up from and delivered to.

How much does it cost for a Overnight freight courier service Australia?

Working out the costs for a Domestic Road Express or Economy Express Services in Australia will depend on a variety of factors. Such as:

1. The service the goods travel under – I

    a. Road Express

    b. Economy Express

    c. Off Peak

    d. Rail Freight

    e. Sameday Road Express

    f. Overnight Road Express

    g. Time Slot Delivery

2. Where the goods are collected from or delivered to impacts the price of shipment.  The general rule is the further they have to travel the more the shipment will cost.

3. Weights dimensions and the quantity of freight you are shipping. Things like:

    a. Am I shipping a satchel, Carton, Pallet Skid,  

    b. Is my shipment fragile, irregular shape?

    c. What is the Length, Width, Height of my Freight?

    d. What is the dead weight of my freight?

    e. Is my freight over 1.2M in any direction?

    f. Is my freight over 20kgs dead weight?

    g. The larger the item the more the service will cost.

4. Additional Services to get your goods collected or delivered. Such as:

    a. Tail Lift at pick up or delivery.

    b. Hand Load or Unload

    c. Two Man Team Delivery

    d. Heavy Weight residential delivery or Pick up

    e. Contains Dangerous Goods

    f. Contains lithium Batteries.

    g. Do you need a time slot for pick up or delivery?

    h. Does it need to be delivered by a certain time?

How long does it take for my freight to be picked up and delivered?

  • This will depend on the location the goods are picked up and delivered to and the service the freight is booked.
  • To and from capital cities and most major regional twos the transit time is overnight.  
  • More regional towns are an additional 1-7 days

How should I pack my Freight?

  • Packing your freight correctly for Transport is important to ensure your goods get to where they need to be without be lost or damaged.
  • For a full packaging guide please click here.

What should I be aware of?

  • Be Accurate on your weights and dimensions. Do not underestimate your weights and dimensions. Firstly, it can be dangerous under-estimating your weights and dimensions.  
  • Under Chain or responsibility as the shipper you are the first link in the chain. If you miss declare your goods and someone is injured or killed ultimately you could be prosecuted.

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