Guide

How to move goods by road

Introduction

Transporting your goods by road will probably form a significant part of any journey to or from market. Even if you are using air, sea or rail transport, you'll need to transport goods by road for a portion of the trip.

Aimed at importers and exporters, this guide outlines the different kinds of road vehicles used for transporting goods. It highlights the key documents you need to be familiar with and provides an overview of insurance and licensing requirements.

Find out more about moving your goods in our sections on preparing goods for transport and transporting your goods.

Important: If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, there will be significant changes to cross-border road haulage.

Goods vehicle operators need to make preparations for their international road haulage operations after Brexit.