North West, Transport & Distribution

Award-winning haulage based from Bowker’s Preston distribution centre. Whether it's a single pallet or a full trailer load, Bowker Transport is able to provide North West-based businesses with a full range of haulage and distribution services.

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Haulage from a single pallet to full trailer loads

Located in Bamber Bridge, Bowker’s Preston Distribution Centre provide a high-quality haulage service, offering UK wide next-day delivery. Utilising a modern fleet of curtain-sided vehicles Bowker specialises in providing innovative and flexible transport solutions.

The operation is supported by industry-leading technology and dedicated customer service teams who are on hand to answer ad hoc queries.

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Bowker were established in 1919, our portfolio of longstanding North West based customers include some of the region’s leading manufacturers, distributors and producers - testament of Bowker's reputation and high service levels.

  • From 1 pallet to full loads
  • Nationwide next-day delivery
  • Shareholders members of Palletline
  • Founding members of Hazchem
  • Online tracking & portal
  • Dedicated planning & customer service teams
  • Timed deliveries
  • Tail lift vehicles
Shareholder members of Palletline

Shareholder members of Palletline

Bowker are shareholder members of Palletline, the UK's only member-owned network and the original palletised freight distribution company.

Palletline offers industry-leading quality, providing confidence that our customer's deliveries will be made on time and in full. Continuous innovation ensures our customers have a leading edge in today's challenging and competitive environment.

Bowker’s Preston Distribution Centre based in Lancashire can service most parts of the North West including Preston, Blackburn, Wigan, Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool.

Palletline is the only pallet network to hold Amazon's preferred carrier status for inbound deliveries meaning we can deliver your pallets to Amazon quickly and efficiently.

Warehousing in the North West

Warehousing in the North West

Bowker Transport has a range of warehousing facilities in the North West, including sites in Preston and Knowsley. In total, we offer over 1.5 million ft2 of racked and block storage managed by highly trained operators supported by industry-leading IT Systems.

  • Fully compliant
  • Pick & Pack
  • Online stock visibility
  • Added value services

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Logistics driven by technology

Logistics driven by technology

With real-time data, end-to-end traceability and customisable reporting, Bowker’s Transport Management systems provide our customers with full transparency.

Our modern fleet of vehicles are equipped with the latest satellite technology which not only allows us to keep track of vehicle activity but also enables intelligent route planning, saving valuable time and fuel. This efficiency is becoming increasingly critical when customers are assessing their environmental impact. Find out more about how Bowker are utilising technology to build a more sustainable operation.

Founding members of The Hazchem Network

Founding members of The Hazchem Network

As well as dedicated ADR transport services, Bowker are also founding members and the largest inputter into The Hazchem Network, the only pallet network dedicated to chemicals. Bowker’s membership allows for hazardous consignments to be distributed across the UK with maximum efficiency.

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