Dedicated Transport

Our fleet is your fleet: that’s what we call "dedicated"!

There’s one important difference between operating your own vehicle fleet, and using GBA. Cost.
 

You can have any vehicle, from Sprinter van to 40 tonne artic, just by picking up the phone. You can have it inside the hour. Anywhere in the UK or Europe. Just for today, or every day for a year.
You’re in total control. You give the orders. It will feel like calling your own transport department - because we’ll make it seem like we exist only to serve you. It’s what we call “dedicated” transport. 

 

The difference is the cost: because you only pay when you use us. When our trucks go away, so do the costs. Until the next time you need a vehicle in a hurry.


No more worries about breakdowns, maintenance or covering for driver absences. It’s all part of the GBA service. 

  • Pan-European collections/deliveries with our own vehicles

  • High-spec, rigorously-maintained vehicles for ultra-reliability

  • Ad hoc or contract

  • Sprinter vans, Lutons with tail-lift, 7.5 tonne tail-lift, 18 tonne tail-lift, 40 tonne GVW artics/trailers (side-door box, curtainsider, sliding roof Tautliner, 3m supercube double-decker)

  • Refrigerated Sprinter vans and 22-tonne trailers to GDP spec

  • High-security vehicles with TAPA certification

  • Quotes within 15 minutes and rush vehicles available within 1 hour

  • 24/7/365 operations, monitoring and status update

  • Double crews for non-stop service if required

  • In-house Customs clearance for international movements

 

GBA: dedicated . . . in more ways than one!

 
 
 
 
 

Time Critical

Maximum speed at minimum cost.

At GBA, we’ve been handling time-critical deliveries for decades. So we know the meaning of urgent. But we never exploit a panic to justify excessive measures and extortionate costs.
Whether it’s a rush one-off sample to the other side of the world to clinch a major sale . . .  or a shipment of components from elsewhere in Europe, to keep your production line running . . .  or even a life-saving cross-country dash with urgent medical supplies . . . GBA’s expert staff and   impressive resources are on constant stand-by to deliver your goods on time. 
And – with access to every transport mode - we’ll always provide the solution that meets your needs at minimum cost.

  • UK, European and global coverage

  • Dedicated vehicles available anywhere in Europe within an hour

  • Double crews for non-stop service if required

  • Onboard flight couriers

  • Standard or Express Air freight and small parcels

  • Full plane charters using all commercially-available aircraft types

  • Aircraft on ground (AOG) expertise

  • Expedited Customs clearance

  • Constant online tracking and status

  • Staff on call 24/7/365

 

When time’s not on your side, it’s good to know that GBA is!

High Security

Doesn't have to mean high risk.

Mobile phones. High fashion goods. Consumer electronics. Priceless works of art. They’re all goods that can be worth millions, attract unwelcome attention, and demand the last word in secure transportation.


And they’re all safe with GBA. Because we’ve transported these and thousands of other high-value shipments by road and air, throughout the UK, Europe and the world over the past 30 years. We accept the shipments that others are afraid to carry. And we’ve earned a reputation for discretion, caution... and success.


Our people are carefully-vetted. Our vehicles feature every conceivable security device. And our processes and equipment meet and exceed TAPA standards.

  • TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association) Accredited

  • High security shipments throughout the UK, Europe and the world

  • Escort vehicle services

  • Own, scrupulously-maintained, discretely-liveried vehicles covering UK and Europe

  • Maple high-security locking systems on all vehicles

  • Remote vehicle monitoring, tracking and geofencing

  • In-cab panic buttons

  • Scheduled two-way communications with base

  • Drivers vetted and security trained to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) principles

  • Constant security reviews

  • Air freight using only trusted carriers and routes

  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Regulated Agent status 

Temperature Controlled

Prevention is better than a cure.

GBA’s fully GDP compliant pharmaceutical transport services protect your goods’ safety and integrity by anticipating every potential problem, and taking every precaution to prevent it.


Our temperature-controlled vehicles are high-specification, rigorously maintained and serviced at twice the recommended frequency. And they’re protected by Golden Cold® rapid-response pan-European roadside vehicle and refrigerator breakdown cover that gets them moving to minimise any potential temperature excursion. 


We use only the best ferry operators, the shortest crossings and open-deck/engine-running vehicle stowage - so our live telematics output is never interrupted. And our vehicle and load security are second to none, and TAPA-certified, for the ultimate in  protection.


No wonder GBA has never suffered a critical temperature excursion.

  • Pharmaceutical raw materials and finished product; clinical trial shipments; ad hoc patient critical deliveries to hospitals

  • Road collections and deliveries throughout Europe and Russia

  • -25°C to ambient

  • High-spec refrigerated Sprinter vans with added insulation (capacity 5 Euro pallets)

  • 20-22 tonne refrigerated trailers (capacity 66 Euro pallets) with dual temperature and double-deck trailers on fleet

  • Golden Cold® Pan-European rapid response breakdown cover

  • Any delay or incident reported to customer immediately

  • High-security Maple locking systems; can be locked by customer with own secret code

  • Constant event reporting (loaded, seal number, loadspace entry, live telematics with door-to-door temperature reporting, as well as full journey printouts from the vehicles 

  • All processes and services are WHO GDP compliant

  • TAPA certified for high security

  • Fully-trained, vetted and experienced drivers

  • 24/7/365 monitoring

Air Charter

When only speed and capacity matters.

At GBA, we know the meaning of “urgent”: and we also know it’s what happens on the ground that makes the real difference. Managing dedicated collections, aircrafts and deliveries, GBA aims for the shortest possible lead time to avoid situations such as production line downs and aircraft on ground (AOG). 
 
We collect quickly and we deliver as soon as possible using the most suitable aircraft with the right level of capacity for your shipment.

  • Collection and delivery of the most urgent consignments

  • Heavy and over-sized cargo

  • Rapid response times for quotations and transport options

  • Movements to remote and complex locations

  • All types of aircraft available from a Cessna up to the Antonov 225, including helicopters

  • 24/7/365 monitoring and status updates

Special & Bespoke

Literally, anything else...?

Over the years, GBA has transported a vast array of products, and successfully responded to a number of bespoke requests from customers.

 

Solving logistics problems is in GBA's DNA, and it's a theme that inherant throughtout our daily work. We are more than comfortable helping with technical moves, complex situations and demanding schedules - that's why we're proud and confident to have our "Challenge GBA" initiative.

 

We’re still a tight-knit, family-run business where reputation is everything, our word is our bond, and
the satisfaction from a job well done outweighs any financial reward.

 

You’ll find us friendly, approachable, helpful and realistic; and you’ll meet and deal with the people who will actually handle your business. So don’t forget to bring your own special challenges!

 
 

Contract Logistics

Where you need it, when you need it.

GBA's facilities are clean, modern, secure and strategically located. They provide everything from basic, ad hoc or long-term storage through breakbulk and inter-vehicle transhipment, to value-added services such as labelling, pick ‘n pack and supply chain sequencing.


We handle everything – from ATMs to car parts, high-value goods and even fireworks. And we handle everything with care and attention to detail.
 

All GBA facilities have vehicles on hand for local, nationwide or Europe-wide collections and deliveries. So you can have your own one-stop storage and distribution system whenever you need it – and you only pay for it when you use it.
 

Want us to manage your facility? We can do that, too!

© 2017 GBA Services Limited, 429 Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4 6XJ, 

Company no 03938337, VAT no 748 8219 90