Warehouse Storage & Distribution
Handtrans operates a 40,000 sq ft warehouse, which is well secured via alarms and CCTV. This enables companies to use it as a distribution centre for their goods.
Full Load Distribution
Handtrans have vehicles delivering throughout the UK mainland every day and can deliver any size of consignment, from a pallet to a full load.
Part Load Distribution
Handtrans operates a fleet of rigid vehicles throughout the UK that can carry up to 16 tonnes, which allow us to consolidate consignments on to one vehicle.
Handtrans are members of one of the fastest-growing palletised distribution networks in the UK, with a comprehensive and expanding service to mainland Europe.
Handtrans have a fleet of 40 trailers comprised of 13.6m curtain-sided, double-decker and skeletal trailers.
All cargo is handled under the 12,000sqf canopy, ensuring that customer cargo is protected from the elements.


  • Competitive Pricing
  • Reliable Service
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Efficient Delivery



  • Artic and rigid loads
  • Warehousing available
  • Palletforce member
  • UK next day deliveries


To Success

  • Long Established
  • Modern Fleet of Vehicles
  • Experienced traffic staff
  • Groupage operator

Benefits of


  • 100 depots
  • 3000 + vehicles
  • Timed deliveries
  • Consignment Tracking

Handtrans have a large fleet of vehicles delivering consignments throughout the UK mainland each day and are therefore in a position to offer competitive quotes for all consignment sizes.The fleet consists of vehicles that are all less than three years old and are maintained to the highest standard by local main dealers. All vehicles are fitted with telematics to allow us to monitor the vehicles throughout the day.

We pride ourselves in maintaining customer satisfaction, hence our motto being “Quality Breeds Success”!

If it’s “same day”, “next day” or a “two day” service that you require, Handtrans will ensure a prompt delivery.

For a no obligation quote or to enquire about the services Handtrans offer, telephone 01469 578000.

Handtrans currently have over 35 vehicles in their modern fleet which are capable of carrying various load sizes ranging from
a pallet through to 28t payloads. All the vehicles are ‘curtainsiders’ and many of the rigid vehicles have a tail lift which is an additional service that is beneficial at delivery points.

Handtrans operate from a modern warehouse covering 40,000 sq ft on a site of 4 acres with all outside areas being concreted.

As a member of Palletforce with over 100 depots, Handtrans are able to offer a delivery/collection service to/from all parts of the UK by using the overnight trunking facility via the ‘state of the art’ facilities at Burton-upon-Trent.

Handtrans was first established in 1998 by Mel and Steph Hand. It was a natural progression for Mel who had been working as an owner driver delivering consignments throughout the UK as a sub contractor for other well known companies in the local area.

He was able to bring this knowledge to the ‘traffic desk’ and enable him to develop one of the largest groupage operations in the area dealing with the import and export of consignments on the south bank of the Humber! This theme has created the backbone of the company with two other members of staff also having HGV experience!

Handtrans operate a modern fleet of liveried vehicles which are all maintained by local dealers to ensure reliability and therefore, the safe and on time arrival of the consignments that they are carrying!

Handtrans became a member of Palletforce in 2004. Having been a member of another pallet network, Handtrans decided to join Palletforce because the networks reputation for delivering high quality and service excellence logistics.

Currently the network has 88 members covering in excess of 100 depots and on any one working day, there are over 3000 vehicles delivering consignments. The network is now developing a European delivery service and because of this, Handtrans can now offer very competitive rates to most areas.

All consignments sent via Palletforce are tracked throughout their journey and for customers who send large volumes, Handtrans are able to provide a direct link in to the tracking system which will a provide signature capture on the day of delivery.

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