Transport & Distribution

Whatever your shipment size, from 1 kg to a full trailer load, we offer fast, efficient and award-winning nationwide, next-day delivery across the UK.

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Next-day, UK delivery transport and distribution

Our UK-wide transport and haulage services encompass an extensive range from next-day pallet delivery to specialized ADR transport solutions, operating from key distribution centres across the UK. Benefit from our advanced, industry-leading logistics technology and dedicated customer service teams committed to meeting your freight needs with our bespoke contract-hire options.

Nationwide coverage

Nationwide coverage

With seven strategically located distribution centres and a fleet of over 200 vehicles, Bowker have the coverage, experience and versatility to provide reliable distribution for some of the UK's leading manufacturers.

  • Groupage & Full loads
  • Contract distribution
  • Hazardous / ADR transport
  • Experienced planning teams
  • Dedicated customer service
  • FORS Silver Accreditation
Members the UK’s leading pallet networks

Members the UK’s leading pallet networks

As shareholder members of Palletline and founding members of the Hazchem network, we provide efficient solutions to nationwide next-day delivery.

  • Nationwide next-day delivery
  • Timed bookings
  • Tail lift deliveries
  • Amazon deliveries
  • Consolidated supermarket RDC deliveries
Industry leading technology

Industry leading technology

Customers can book and manage transport jobs online saving time and increasing traceability. Our transport booking system is easy to use and available to all customers, large or small.

Our vehicles 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.

Bowker People

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 have a very low turnover in staff retaining specialist knowledge and experience. For decades we have operated within technically challenging and highly regulated markets which is why Bowker are the preferred choice for many of the UK's leading manufacturers and distributors.

A modern, fuel-efficient, versatile fleet

A modern, fuel-efficient, versatile 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. There are also a number of specialist vehicles on the fleet, designed to meet specific requirements of our customers, these include rigid vehicles for IBC pump off, multi-pot tankers and vehicles fitted with hiab cranes.

The entire UK fleet is tracked by satellite which not only provides online visibility of the vehicles but also the facility to use matrix warning signs to proactively monitor traffic conditions which key to fuel efficiency and providing a sustainable road transport service.

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