Road freight

Bertling offers a wide range of overland road freight options: including Full Truckload (FTL) and Less Than Truckload (LTL) transportation, freight of heavy and oversized loads, as well as fast and customized services. Bertling has an in-depth understanding of market conditions such as fuel costs, truck availability, and traffic congestion. The corporate heavy-haul team consists of experienced transportation professionals.

Road freight with Bertling

Bertling is recognized for its rapid and adaptable road freight transportation services. With its extensive road network, Bertling ensures quick and timely delivery of your cargo. Bertling offers various road freight transport services tailored to your specific needs, including both Full Truckload (FTL) and Less than Truckload (LTL).

Our experienced team provides customized solutions to meet your unique requirements. Bertling’s goal is to take care of your transportation needs, so you can focus on your core business.

Contact Bertling today to discover how our tailored road freight solutions can meet your specific logistical requirements.

Road freight partners

All partners within our road freight network are meticulously chosen to provide you with unparalleled service. Our shipping agreement includes providing temperature-controlled vehicles, having high security, and meeting the current requirements for each shipment. We ensure express deliveries and efficient route planning. Bertling transports packages of any size, tailored to your needs.

In addition to road freight, we also offer air, rail, and sea freight services. 

Our road freight transportation services

LTL - Less Than Truckload for smaller quantities of goods.
FTL - Full Truckload for both international and domestic transport.
Time-critical transport - Dedicated transport with two drivers to maximize driving hours.
Oversized load - When your goods do not fit into a normal trailer.

FTL shipping

What is FTL shipping?

Full Truckload (FTL) shipping provides you with the entire cargo space of a truck. FTL is mainly used for larger volumes with delivery times and efficient handling of your cargo. The goods are transported directly from the sender to the recipient without reloading. The FTL shipping method is the most cost-effective option when you have enough cargo to fill an entire trailer.

Advantages of FTL shipping

One of the main advantages of FTL shipping is that the goods are shipped in the same transport to the recipient. The risk of delays is reduced when the transport involves fewer stops. With that, we can ensure your shipment arrives on time more easily. Furthermore, FTL transportation is particularly well-suited for handling large, fragile, and hazardous cargo. This is because FTL provides a rapid and reliable solution for transporting these types of goods to their destination, ensuring timely delivery and minimizing the risk of damage or loss.

LTL shipping

What is LTL shipping?

Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping involves transporting goods that do not occupy the full capacity of a truck. For shippers with smaller loads, LTL provides an economical solution by allowing them to share the cargo space with other companies shipping in the same direction. This option is particularly suitable for shipments that are too large to be sent as a package, but not large enough to fill an entire truck. By sharing the cargo space, shippers can reduce their transportation costs and enjoy a more efficient logistics solution.

Advantages of LTL shipping

The main advantage of LTL is that it is very cost-effective when shipping a smaller amount of goods. You only pay for the space and weight of the goods, instead of a whole truckload of space you do not need. In other words, LTL transport is beneficial from an environmental perspective.

Time-critical transport

Time-critical transportation services prioritize the expedited delivery of goods, parts, and components to meet stringent deadlines. These specialized services operate on tight schedules, requiring precise planning and execution to prevent delays or disruptions in production lines and ensure timely delivery to satisfy consumer demand. By leveraging expert logistics management and strategic routing, time-critical transportation providers ensure the seamless and efficient transportation of critical goods, minimizing the risk of production downtime and ensuring business continuity.

Oversized load

An oversized or overweight load refers to any cargo that surpasses the standard legal dimensions or weight restrictions for trucks on a designated stretch of road or highway.

What is road freight transportation?

Road freight transportation is a vital component of the global supply chain, utilizing motor vehicles to transport goods along roads and highways. This mode of transportation is particularly well-suited for shorter to medium-distance hauls and leverages a diverse range of trucks and vans to meet the demands of various industries. The flexibility, speed, and door-to-door delivery capabilities of road freight transportation make it an indispensable asset in both domestic and international commerce, playing a critical role in facilitating the flow of goods and services.

Efficient road freight transportation

Road freight transportation offers shippers unparalleled control over their deliveries, enabling the creation of an efficient transport flow. This mode of transportation is particularly advantageous for companies transporting goods over long distances, as it is often faster and more cost-effective than rail or air freight. To optimize the flow of goods and maintain a cost-effective supply chain, it is essential to select the shipping option that best aligns with the specific needs and capacities of your business.

Why book road freight transport with Bertling?

Thanks to our wide network of contacts, we can offer a freight transport by road solution that suits you — regardless of whether it concerns a small or a large load. We also create tailor-made solutions for each country.

Bertling supports you throughout the entire process, managing every aspect of your road freight requirements. As a global freight company with extensive experience in road freight, we optimize your transport flows through efficient logistics and freight management, resulting in cost-effective solutions for your transport.

Do you have a complex cargo that requires a customized solution? We also provide project logistics.

How much does road freight cost?

The road freight price for your truck transport is determined by several factors.


Distance: The distance and the length of the journey affect the cost of the transport.
Weight and volume: The quantity and size of the goods you are sending impact the pricing.
Type of goods: If your goods are fragile or require special handling, such as refrigeration, this may impact the cost.
Service level: Additional costs may apply if you want insurance on the goods or wish them to be traceable.
Fuel costs: The prevailing price of fuel has a direct impact on transport costs.

Contact us to get the latest prices!

Road freight transportation with sustainability in focus

At Bertling, we are well aware of the significant environmental impact that global logistics services by road freight have. Therefore, we are careful to think sustainably in every step of our work.

We have established corporate environmental, social, and ethical standards, measures (KPIs), and targets to effectively monitor, actively reduce, and offset our environmental impact. These measures are designed to ensure that we contribute to the well-being of the communities and regions in which we operate.

Our goal is to become completely carbon-neutral by 2030. We can achieve this through concrete measures and global sustainability KPIs to reduce CO2 emissions from our offices, services, and business processes. This commitment extends across all our global offices, with each unit working to reduce emissions by at least 3% per year. Instead of relying primarily on carbon offsets, we focus on various green initiatives and projects to actively reduce the emissions that we generate as a company.


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