UK Transport
With a large versatile fleet operating throughout the UK, Bowker has the capacity and operational flexibility to cater for all your distribution needs. Our unrivalled experience in providing innovative supply chain solutions ensures a fast, efficient and cost effective service with end to end transparency and added value as standard.
The Bowker fleet
Bowker operate one of the region's largest and most modern fleets comprising of 44t tractors, 26t and 18t rigid vehicles which are equipped with 1500kg rated tail lifts, reversing cameras and proximity sensors.
Our entire UK fleet is tracked by satellite which not only provides online visibility of the vehicles but also the facility to use the motorway camera network and matrix warning signs to proactively monitor traffic conditions and avoid any potential delays.

Whether you are looking for a long term transport provider or a short term, one-off delivery, Bowker will provide you with a competitive quote to the specifications you require.

Bowker’s large fleet of vehicles located at our Distribution Centres allows us to offer nationwide delivery on consignments both large and small.

Bowker are renowned specialists in the handling and transportation of packaged dangerous goods and enjoy an unparalleled reputation within the global chemical industry as a 'safe pair of hands' and also with regulatory bodies for being a responsible and compliant operator. To discover more about our hazardous transport services, click here.

We deliver consignments ranging from a single pallet to full trailer loads at 44 tonnes. The range of equipment means we have vehicles suitable for every job.

Complementing our own comprehensive fleet of vehicles, we are also proud members of the UK’s leading transport networks. By collaborating with the very best regional hauliers, we are able to offer our customers next day delivery on all UK mainland postcodes. As a member of the best networks, we are able to offer our customers other benefits – most of which allow for more efficient transport services.

Read more about our collaborations

For Hazardous goods – Hazchem

For Non Hazardous goods – Palletline

Bowker People
Bowker employ some of the most highly skilled and dedicated people in the industry and to keep their knowledge up-to-date we invest heavily in training and ongoing development. We are pleased to say that we have a very low turnover in staff which pays dividends in terms of stability and the retention of specialist knowledge and experience.
Our unique and renowned expertise allows us to operate in technically challenging and highly regulated areas which is why Bowker are the preferred choice for many of the UK's leading manufacturers and distributors.

Our UK fleet are equipped with the latest satellite technology which not only allows us to keep track of vehicle activities but also enables intelligent route planning saving valuable time and fuel.

We provide customers access to an online job input portal, meaning you can input jobs directly onto our system.

View real time online Proof Of Delivery (PODs) using the same portal. This autonomy improves efficiency by allowing customers to book and view deliveries 24/7.

Each company we work with have slightly differing objectives and goals. That’s why our fully customisable transport systems can generate custom made KPIs and reports. Reports can be automated to be sent monthly, weekly or even daily. Our Transport KPI reporting tools cover a range of indicators, many of which help customers gainer a deeper understanding of the transport operation.

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is an accreditation scheme for transportation companies. The objective of FORS is to increase operating standards and quality within transport organisations validating which hauliers are delivering best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

Bowker have a Silver FORS accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to exceeding the industry standard.

FORS is a voluntary scheme and reassures customers that Bowker comply with current legislation and ensures our vehicles meet safety and emission requirements.

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Bowker are able to offer timed deliveries to most of the UK. This consists of time specific deliveries for both AM and PM time slots. This service is popular amongst our food warehousing and transport customers


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