ROAD FREIGHT

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

Our Domestic & European Products

All Products Include:

  • Tracking
  • Defined Lead Times
  • Door-to-Door Delivery
  • Optional Customs Brokerage
  • Optional Cargo Insurance
Legend: Included Not Included
Maximum Weight Per Shipment
Maximum Weight Per Item
Maximum Dimensions Per Item (Length x Width x Height in cm)
Transit Time (1)
Expedited Pick Up Time
Temperature Controlled
Enhanced Visibility & Security
Dangerous Goods (2)
Scheduled Departures
Committed Daily Connections
Committed Scheduled Arrival Days
Direct Point-to-Point
Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL)
Part-Truck-Load (PTL)
Full-Truck-Load (FTL)
Online Tracking (3)
DHL Freight EuroConnect
Reliable & Cost Effective LTL
Maximum Weight Per Shipment

2,500 kg

Maximum Weight Per Item

1,500 kg

Maximum Dimensions Per Item (Length x Width x Height in cm) 240 x 220 x 220
Transit Time (1) Standard
Expedited Pick Up Time
Temperature Controlled
Enhanced Visibility & Security Not Included
Dangerous Goods (2) Included
Scheduled Departures Included
Committed Daily Connections Not Included
Committed Scheduled Arrival Days Not Included
Direct Point-to-Point Not Included
Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) Included
Part-Truck-Load (PTL) Not Included
Full-Truck-Load (FTL) Not Included
Online Tracking (3) Included
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DHL Freight EuroConnectReliable & Cost Effective LTL


Our Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) network product for palletised and non-palletised groupage shipments offers superior quality, highly reliable, cost efficient door-to-door connections across Europe.

  • Shipments up to 2,500 kg
  • Maximum weight per item: 1,500 kg
  • Maximum dimensions per item: 240 cm (L) x 220 cm (W) x 220 cm (H)
  • Liability per CMR
  • Defined lead times based on origin/destination
  • Daily shipments connecting major European business centres
  • Online Track and Trace with event notification and delivery details
  • Easy booking process via e-booking tools
  • Collection and delivery on wheels

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DHL Freight Coldchain
Temperature Controlled for Life Sciences & Healthcare Products
Maximum Weight Per Shipment

22,500 kg

Maximum Weight Per Item

1,500 kg

Maximum Dimensions Per Item (Length x Width x Height in cm) 240 x 220 x 220
Transit Time (1) Standard
Expedited Pick Up Time
Temperature Controlled
Enhanced Visibility & Security Included
Dangerous Goods (2) Included
Scheduled Departures Included
Committed Daily Connections Not Included
Committed Scheduled Arrival Days Not Included
Direct Point-to-Point Included
Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) Included
Part-Truck-Load (PTL) Included
Full-Truck-Load (FTL) Included
Online Tracking (3) Not Included
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DHL Freight ColdchainTemperature Controlled for Life Sciences & Healthcare Products


Our dedicated, fully monitored and temperature controlled service for palletised groupage, part-load and full-load shipments, for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences & Health Care products.

Temperate controlled services: cooled (+2°C to +8°C) or ambient (+15°C to +25°C).

Efficient, flexible and fully monitored along the entire transport chain.

  • Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) consolidation and Full-Truck-Load (FTL) services
  • GDP (Good Distribution Practice) compliant
  • Pharma graded Cross Dock Hubs
  • Fully temperature controlled and monitored (+2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C)
  • Scheduled departures and deliveries to more than 30 European countries, with reliable lead times
  • GPS based temperature monitoring and security surveillance 
  • Temperature data recording and storage
  • Centralised booking, Customer Service and administration
  • Track and Trace with event notification and delivery details
  • Temporary storage capabilities  (+2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C)

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DHL Freight EuroLine
Direct Full (FTL) & Part (PTL) Truck Loads
Maximum Weight Per Shipment

Country specific/route specific 4

Maximum Weight Per Item

Dependent upon country regulations for trailer axle weight limits 4

Maximum Dimensions Per Item (Length x Width x Height in cm) Trailer/equipment specific
Transit Time (1) Expedited
Expedited Pick Up Time
Temperature Controlled
Enhanced Visibility & Security Included
Dangerous Goods (2) Included
Scheduled Departures Not Included
Committed Daily Connections Not Included
Committed Scheduled Arrival Days Not Included
Direct Point-to-Point Included
Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) Not Included
Part-Truck-Load (PTL) Included
Full-Truck-Load (FTL) Included
Online Tracking (3) Included
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DHL Freight EuroLineDirect Full (FTL) & Part (PTL) Truck Loads


Our door-to-door Part-Truck-Load (PTL) and Full-Truck-Load (FTL) service for point-to-point movement of freight shipments across Europe.

  • Direct pick-up and delivery service using one vehicle, dedicated to your shipment
  • DHL Freight managed and quality-measured transport fleet
  • Service embedded in DHL Freight’s international network, with 208 terminals across EuropeDefined lead times based on origin/destination
  • Bespoke lead times to meet customer requirements
  • State-of-the-art, IT-supported dispatching and order processing tools
  • Support provided via direct contact with local DHL Freight experts
  • Shipment status updates and Information of Delivery (IOD)
  • Carriers subject to sourcing and management programme
  • Greener transport through fuel savings or sustainable fuels

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1 Transit time for DHL Freight Euroline specified by customer upon booking of shipment

2 View our dangerous goods and prohibited items page (Available for DHL Freight Highvalue, DHL Freight Coldchain, DHL Freight Euroline and DHL Freight Special Transports upon request)

3 Online tracking (Available for DHL Freight Coldchain, DHL Freight Euroline and DHL Freight Special Transports upon request)

4 See maximum payloads and axle weights by country


Our Africa & Asia Products

All products include:

  • International & Domestic Shipments
  • Defined lead times
  • End-to-end visibility
  • Optional Cargo Insurance
  • Optional Customs Brokerage
Legend Included Not Included
Service Level
Availability
Transit time
Pick up time
Less-than-Truck-Load
Full-Truck-Load
Part-Truck-Load
Out of gauge (4)
Direct point-to-point
Scheduled departures
Dangerous goods (4) (5)
Temperature controlled (4)
DHL AsiaConnect
Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL)
Service Level

Standard

Availability

Asia

Transit time

Standard

Pick up time

Standard

Less-than-Truck-Load
Full-Truck-Load
Part-Truck-Load Not Included
Out of gauge (4) Not Included
Direct point-to-point Not Included
Scheduled departures Included
Dangerous goods (4) (5) Not Included
Temperature controlled (4) Not Included
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DHL AsiaConnectLess-than-Truck-Load (LTL)


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

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

  • LTL road network services with regular scheduled departures
  • A continuously expanding network which covers China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as cross-border activities in India and Bangladesh
  • Daily frequencies between major business centres across Asia
  • Palletised and non-palletised general cargo (excluding dangerous goods)

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DHL AsiaLine
Direct Full (FTL) & Part (PTL) Truck Loads
Service Level

Standard

Availability

Asia

Transit time

Fast

Pick up time

Standard

Less-than-Truck-Load
Full-Truck-Load
Part-Truck-Load Included
Out of gauge (4) Included
Direct point-to-point Included
Scheduled departures Not Included
Dangerous goods (4) (5) Included
Temperature controlled (4) Included
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DHL AsiaLineDirect Full (FTL) & Part (PTL) Truck Loads


A Full-Truck-Load (FTL) or Part-Truck-Load (PTL) point-to-point alternative for the movement of shipments. 

It offers an extensive variety of equipment types and capacities on hand, including semi-trailer, 20ft and 40ft containers and is available for domestic and international transportation across Asia Pacific.

  • Flexible and cost-efficient transport service for part and full loads
  • DHL managed transport fleet
  • The same standard product features available in all countries, with extended features offered locally
  • A network which covers China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India – and is continuously expanding
  • Defined and reliable lead times based on origin/destination
  • Tailor made solutions for dangerous goods, temperature controlled and out of gauge transports on request

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DHL AfricaConnect
Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL)
Service Level

Standard

Availability

Africa

Transit time

Standard

Pick up time

Standard

Less-than-Truck-Load
Full-Truck-Load
Part-Truck-Load Not Included
Out of gauge (4) Not Included
Direct point-to-point Not Included
Scheduled departures Included
Dangerous goods (4) (5) Not Included
Temperature controlled (4) Not Included
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DHL AfricaConnectLess-than-Truck-Load (LTL)


Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) network product offers regular scheduled departures to domestic and international locations offering highly reliable cost efficient door-to-door connections across Africa.
  • Less-than-Truck-Load road network services with regular scheduled departures
  • Network covers Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • General cargo both palletised and non-palletised
  • Customs clearance and additional liability cover on request
  • Regular departures between major business centres in Africa
  • Defined lead times based on origin/destination
  • Online/SMS tracking and POD on request
  • Tailored shipment reports for registered customers

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DHL AfricaLine
Direct Full (FTL) & Part (PTL) Truck Loads
Service Level

Standard

Availability

Africa

Transit time

Fast

Pick up time

Standard

Less-than-Truck-Load
Full-Truck-Load
Part-Truck-Load Included
Out of gauge (4) Not Included
Direct point-to-point Included
Scheduled departures Not Included
Dangerous goods (4) (5) Included
Temperature controlled (4) Not Included
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DHL AfricaLineDirect Full (FTL) & Part (PTL) Truck Loads


A Full-Truck-Load (FTL) point-to-point alternative for the movement of shipments. A number of equipment types and capacities are available for domestic and international transportation covering Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Flexible and cost efficient transport solutions for part and full loads
  • Network covers Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Defined lead times based on origin/destination
  • Extensive equipment types and capacities such as Tautliner, Closed, Flat Deck / Folding Gooseneck / Air  suspension / Tipper +++ , Split Deck Trucks
  • Preferred supplier operating model with stringent quality standards

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DHL Same Day Sprintline
Mission Critical Dedicated Ground Vehicle
Service Level

Premium 1

Availability

Global 2

Transit time

Expedited

Pick up time

Within 60 minutes 3

Less-than-Truck-Load
Full-Truck-Load
Part-Truck-Load Included
Out of gauge (4) Included
Direct point-to-point Included
Scheduled departures Not Included
Dangerous goods (4) (5) Included
Temperature controlled (4) Included
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DHL Same Day SprintlineMission Critical Dedicated Ground Vehicle


A fully flexible service with an immediate pick-up and an international or domestic door-to-door delivery.  This is offered via a dedicated ground vehicle, within the shortest possible time.
  • Expedited, point-to-point ground transportation
  • Door-to-door 24/7/365 service
  • Pick-up typically within 60 minutes of order
  • One transparent door-to-door price
  • End-to-end proactive tracking and monitoring
  • Out of gauge, dangerous and temperature-controlled shipment handling

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Dedicated vehicle, no consolidation for LTL, PTL & FTL

Selected countries across the world

Pick-up time from order (standard shipments)

4 Available upon request for DHL AsiaLine

5 Available for FTL shipments for DHL AfricaLine

Our Road Freight Solutions

DHL Domestic Freight Forwarding
  • Transport solutions for your domestic freight forwarding needs.

We combine our Air, Ocean, Road and Rail Freight products  with a range of specialty services & expertise to support your domestic freight forwarding needs. A choice of modes & service levels allows you to customise handling and delivery of your goods domestically. 

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DHL Door-to-More Direct Distribution Solutions
  • Intercontinental door-to-door distribution service
  • Helps shorten your delivery time to market
  • A broad range of value-added services

A seamless intercontinental door-to-door distribution service. Combining intercontinental transportation capabilities with road freight, courier or postal networks, it offers end-to-end transparency and helps shorten your delivery time to market – cutting Supply Chain costs.

  • Direct Door-to-Door delivery, ensuring faster speed-to-market by bypassing distribution centres/warehouses in destination markets
  • Efficient consolidation of individual shipments at origin including air, ocean and rail shipments, subsequent distribution via road freight, courier or postal network.
  • Streamlined operations, ensuring the right speed of individual shipments to multiple business consignees, reducing costs and CO2 emissions
  • Single point of contact and a single offer
  • End-to-end transparency of services and delivery performance
  • Flexible volumes possible
  • Broad range of value-added services: customs clearance, CO2 measurement and offsetting
  • Max weight 1,000kg per item & max size of 300x200x155cm
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Why Choose Us?

  • Flexible and cost efficient transport solutions for part & full loads ensure that you receive the quality service you expect from DHL
  • Regular scheduled departures to international locations for Less-than-Truck-Loads. Offering highly reliable door-to-door connections across Asia Pacific and Africa
  • Predictable lead times for all your freight consignments allowing you to timetable your business with total confidence
  • GPS-equipped trucks ensure stable & safe truck monitoring and complete shipment track and trace visibility

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