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Road Freight

DHL Global Forwarding offers reliable Road Freight transportation on your most crucial routes


Our Road Freight Products offer high quality road transportation, from standard services such as Less-than-Truck Load (LTL), Part-Truck Load (PTL) or Full-Truck Load (FTL) shipments to temperature controlled and highly secured transports.

Reliable and Predictable

Regular scheduled departures to international locations for Lead Time (LT) results in highly reliable door-to-door connections. Predictable lead times allow you to timetable your business with total confidence.

Transparent and Secure

GPS-equipped trucks ensure accurate truck monitoring and complete shipment track and trace visibility.

U.S. and North America Road Freight


DHL U.S. Domestic Day Definite Ground (LTL)

A Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) point-to-point alternative for the movement of road freight shipments. A number of equipment types and capacities such as semi-trailer, 40ft/53ft trailers and many others are available.

COVERS: 48 states in the continental USA

Includes
  • Defined lead times (1- 5 days) based on origin/destination
  • Scheduled and on demand departures
  • Oversized cargo
  • No single-shipment surcharges
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • White Glove precision delivery service

DHL U.S. Domestic FTL

A Full Truck Load (FTL) point-to-point alternative for the movement of road freight shipments. Extensive range of equipment types and capacities including temperature-controlled options.

COVERS: 48 states in the continental USA

Includes
  • Defined lead times (1- 5 days) based on origin/destination
  • Scheduled and on demand departures
  • Oversized cargo
  • No single-shipment surcharges
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • White Glove precision delivery service

DHL U.S. Domestic Transborder Connect (FTL and LTL)

A cross border solution that combines proven freight forwarding expertise, transport-related warehousing solutions, customs brokerage a range of destination market value-added services to simplify supply chain operations crossing the northern and southern U.S. borders. 

COVERS: 48 states in the continental USA

Includes
  • In-house U.S. and Mexican and Canadian brokerage services
  • 24-7/365 bi-lingual customer service, single invoice
  • Import Management System (IMS) for U.S. Customs Brokerage compliance and reporting
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • Inventory management, order fulfillment and distribution to end customers
  • Non-Resident Importer (NRI) programs, including set up
  • Small package courier services available for high volume NRI customers

Africa and Asia Road Freight


DHL Asia Connect

A cost-efficient Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) network product, offering regularly scheduled departures to domestic and international across Asia.

COVERS: A continuously expanding network including China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as cross-border road freight transportation activities in India and Bangladesh

Includes
  • Online/SMS tracking and POD on request
  • Palletized and non-palletized general cargo
Excludes
  • No Dangerous goods
  • No out of gauge shipments
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • Customs clearance
  • Additional liability coverage
  • Tailored shipment reports for registered customers

DHL Africa Connect

With confirmed lead times based on origin/destination, this highly reliable door-to-door road freight service provides connections across African.

COVERS: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Includes
  • Online/SMS tracking and POD on request
  • Palletized and non-palletized general cargo
Excludes
  • No Dangerous goods
  • No out of gauge shipments
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • Customs clearance
  • Additional liability coverage
  • Tailored shipment reports for registered customers

DHL AsiaLine

A Full-Truck-Load (FTL) or Part-Truck-Load (PTL) point-to-point alternative for road freight shipments. DHL AsiaLine offers a vast variety of equipment types and capacities, incl. semi-trailer, 20ft and 40ft containers for domestic and international road freight logistics in covered countries.

COVERS: China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India

Includes
  • Online/SMS tracking and POD on request
  • Palletized and non-palletized general cargo
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • Dangerous goods
  • Out of gauge shipments
  • Temperature controlled road freight transportation
  • Customs clearance
  • Additional liability coverage
  • Tailored road freight shipment reports for registered customers

DHL AfricaLine

Flexible and cost-efficient road freight logistics solutions for part (PTL) and full loads (FTL). A number of equipment types and capacities are available for domestic and international transportation covering Sub-Saharan Africa.

COVERS: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Includes
  • Direct point-to-point
  • Preferred supplier operating model with stringent quality standards
  • Equipment such as Tautliner, Closed, Flat Deck / Folding Gooseneck / Air suspension / Tipper 1
  • Dangerous goods available to full truck loads
Add-on (Optional) Services
  • Customs clearance
  • Additional liability coverage

European Road Freight


DHL’s Freight division handles LTL, FCL, PTL and temperature road freight across much of the European Union and Great Britain. To learn more about the DHL Freight Division or explore Road Freight across Europe change your site edition to a country where DHL Freight is operating.

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