We are one of Lancashire’s Premier freight transport companies

Looking for a solution to help make shipping easier for your business?You’re in the right place!

Here at FDC Holdings, we understand the importance of fully trackable pallet delivery services, so you can consider us your go-to team for the job.

Working with the most trusted courier partners, we will ensure that all your palletised freight consignments, no matter how big or small, are delivered on time, every time.

In addition to this, we’re also a proud member of TPN – The Pallet Network – which we consider the highest quality network within the UK.

This means that we can offer our customers the most cost-effective, reliable, and versatile service options nationwide – without sacrificing our personal ethos or the quality of our service.

TPN has more than 100 Members and over 120 sites throughout the UK and offers excellent service levels for all palletised goods. Our partnership with The Pallet Network means that we’re able to offer the following services:

  • Timed deliveries

Timed deliveries are one of the most convenient ways to get your goods from A to B.

If you need to ship fresh food or other perishable items, as well as time-sensitive consignments, such as travel documents and medical supplies, for example,  you’ll really benefit from our timed delivery services, as they guarantee accuracy and security.

  • Next-day deliveries

If you need to send a customer order out urgently, our next delivery services are your best bet.

Our couriers will prioritise next-day parcels over others, which massively improves delivery speed and ensures your customers receive their items on time, every time.

  • Economy deliveries

This is the cheapest shipping option, as it’ll take slightly longer for your customers’ parcels to be delivered than they would be with next-day or standard delivery services – typically around 2-7 business days.

This service is suitable if you’re shipping out smaller items, weighing up to 15kg.

  • Reverse collections

If your customers need to return an item to you, our couriers will be able to collect it from them and ship it safely back to you – so that you’re able to offer a speedy refund or item exchange.

  • Tail-lift capability

Our tail-lift capabilities allow our couriers to load and unload heavy pallets – weighing up to 750kg – without difficulty.

  • Dedicated day delivery

Using dedicated day delivery services allows your customers to select the most convenient date for their items to be delivered. It’s a pricier option but guaranteed to make the delivery process as quick and efficient as possible.


Contact FDC Holdings

For more information about our pallet delivery services, or to find out more about how your business could benefit from it, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Call 01772 695 695 to chat with us directly or reach out to us via our online contact form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

There are a few reasons we think TPN is the best choice of network for us, and for you.

  • Its service levels are second to none and, with great IT, excellent regional members and superlative IT systems, its operation is now peak proof. Even when volumes climb, TPN service stays strong.
  • With the largest number of depots throughout the UK, TPN offers unrivalled postcode coverage and national service.
  • Both Hub and member operations are accredited to ISO 9001 for quality assurance. All TPN Members including ourselves, are rigorously audited every year.
  • TPN’s IT, Connect lets you enter your jobs online; print your own labels, so you know the details are right; track your pallets all the way to their final destination; and it’ll give you real-time automated updates en route, including the moment your customer signs for their delivery through the award-winning electronic POD system. The TPN App – TAPP – gives you all your pallet network information from your Android mobile or iPhone.
  • TPN has purpose-built Hub facilities in Minworth and two regional Hubs at Preston – run by FDC – and Northampton.
  • Through TPN we have links to Europe and Scandinavia, and, our sister network in Ireland.

You can download TPN’s customer brochure here. You can also find out more about us on our website, or follow us on Twitter. Customers are welcome to visit the Hub by arrangement with FDC.


We can also take oversized freight which requires more than one pallet space. For freight which measures 2.6m or more in length or width, ask about our expert service TPN XL.

You can download TPN’s customer brochure here. You can also find out more about us on our website, or follow us on Twitter. Customers are welcome to visit the Hub by arrangement with FDC.


How do I prepare pallets for shipment?

There are a few things you should do in preparation for us coming to collect your pallets.
Most importantly, you need to make sure your pallets are big enough to fit all your items and sturdy enough to support them.

It’s best to arrange your goods by size, putting heavier boxes at the bottom with smaller, more lightweight items stacked on top, making sure that they’re secure.

You should also try to stack your items in columns, as this is the best way to ensure that weight is evenly distributed across your pallet, and don’t let any of your items hang over the edge of your pallet. This way, you can be sure that all of your goods will be safe and will arrive at their destination in one piece.

Strapping items into your pallet and wrapping everything a couple of times, with bubble or shrink wrap,  for example, will not only help to keep everything together but prevent damage during shipment.

For more expert tips on how to arrange your palletised goods, get in touch with our team today.

We’re always available and more than happy to help!

How do pallet deliveries work?

Pallet delivery is a fairly straightforward process.

Simply load and secure goods onto pallets, get in touch with a pallet transport firm – like us – and arrange for your goods to be collected. Your pallets will then be taken to the nearest distribution hub.

From here, the transport team at the hub will plan and coordinate routes for drivers, efficiently loading pallets onto trucks to ensure items reach their destination as quickly as possible.

As soon as your items arrive, they’ll be unloaded, scanned, quality checked, and then sent away to the closest depot to delivery points.

Once your goods arrive at their respective depots, delivery will be arranged and you’ll be given an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival).

Need pallet delivery?

Call us on 01772 695 695 to arrange a collection, and we’ll be with you as soon as possible to confirm a convenient date and time.

Will Brexit impact my pallet deliveries?

As of January 2021, the UK is no longer part of the European Union, which means the way pallets are moved between the two zones has changed.

Now, you’ll have to accurately declare additional information on all your palletised goods moving between Britain and the EU, ensuring everything is compliant with the new customs regulations.

The vast majority of shipments from the UK heading into EU territory will now be subject to customs approval, so deliveries may take a little longer due to additional border checks, but they will go ahead no matter what – just so long as long as you’ve completed all the necessary paperwork.

You’ll need several key pieces of information, including:

  • A registered EORI number
  • Commodity codes
  • Export licences (for goods that require them)

For more information on the new guidelines or help completing any paperwork be sure to get in touch with a member of our experienced team.

Call 01772 695 695 to chat with us directly, or email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Why should I choose FDC Holdings for my pallet deliveries?

At FDC Holdings, we will always ensure that all your palletised goods – no matter how big or small – are delivered safely and on time, every time.

For over 40 years, our aim has been the same:

To provide flexible pallet transport services for all of our customers and to grow strong, long-lasting relationships with everyone we work with.

To provide such high-quality logistics services, we’ve partnered with The Pallet Network, which we consider to be the best network in the UK. This means we can offer our customers cost-effective, reliable and versatile service options nationwide – without sacrificing our standards or the quality of our service.

We aim to surpass expectations – which is another reason (among many!) why we continue to lead the way for quality haulage in the North West.

To receive a competitive quote, or to arrange a collection with our team, get in touch with us today.

How do I choose the right pallet?

When it comes to choosing a pallet to ship your goods, there are some things that you need to consider, including:

  • Size

If your pallet is too big or too small to accommodate all of your items, they will likely get damaged during transport. So, choosing an appropriately sized pallet is super important when ensuring your goods make it from A to B in one piece.

  • Type

You’ll be able to choose from three different pallet types when you work with us. These include quarter pallets, half pallets and full pallets.

  • Load capacity

Of course, a larger pallet can be loaded more heavily than a smaller pallet can. Our quarter pallets can hold a maximum of 250kg, half pallets can accommodate up to 500kg, and full pallets can hold 1,500kg.

  • Material

Wooden pallets are generally used for transport, as they tend to be the strongest and most protective. They can handle the heaviest of consignments and are also relatively cheap to source.

Are wooden pallet delivery services expensive?

Wooden pallets are extremely affordable.

To buy new, you can expect to pay around £3.90-£15.90, and around £4.50-£10.90 for used wooden pallets.

Here at FDC Holdings, we’re proud to be able to offer some of the most competitive pallet prices in Lancashire, and with us, you’ll be sure to find the perfect pallet at a price you can afford.

To find out more about our pallet transport services, or for a free, no-obligation quote, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

We’re always happy to help!

When is pallet transport necessary?

Whenever you need a speedy, precise way to ship large consignments of goods, pallet delivery will get the job done.

No matter what you’re sending, pallets will make it much easier to move your goods from A to B, and you can also take advantage of warehouse and storage availability, and have confidence in the fact that your items are being taken care of by our experts.

For more details on how your business could benefit from our pallet delivery service, give our specialists a call today on 01772 695 695 or reach out to us via email and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.


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    • Avatar David Conti ★★★★★ a month ago
      First couple of days coming to FDC amazing how polite and professional is the manager, and the fork lift drivers , 100% positive feedback from me , thanks you all
    • Avatar Gerard Gerrard ★★★★★ 6 months ago
      Very helpfull particular Nigel the shunter driver extremely busy place as with all pallet hubs but will try and accomadate you as soon as possible
    • Avatar Gary Holmes ★★★★ 4 months ago
      Plenty of space, great holding company, with good customer service 👍, winner.
    • Avatar Jackie Curtis ★★★★★ a year ago
      This place is amazing had the chance to learn a bit about this company this week, they are really impressive. Not a place to visit it's all a company.
    • Avatar Ross Bullough ★★★★★ 4 years ago
      great company having used quite a lot we sent around 10 pallets a week not a lot no but they are all used engines and have a high value, a lot of the companys where rough with the pallets and knocked them about theses have not, would highly … More recommend and same day collection next day delivery is great
    • Avatar Colin Petrie ★★★★★ a year ago
      Get loaded up there with the pallets for Grampian, Inverness, Tayside, Perth etc. Good friendly staff and we'll sign posted.
    • Avatar Brian Herworth ★★★★★ 2 years ago
      Great place,always friendly staff,forkies great at there job,always look forward to visiting FDC👌
    • Avatar Jerry Jones ★★★★★ a year ago
      Been working here for 3 months and love it.great company to work for .
    • Avatar Richard Bollard ★★★★ 2 years ago
      Great Staff. Friendly place treats Drivers with respect. Quick turn around.
    • Avatar Tommy Helme ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      Quick easy turnaround and friendly staff
    • Avatar Tricky ★★★★ a year ago
      Great bunch of staff on the fork trucks, no messing about, thanks guys
    • Avatar B Y ★★★★ 2 years ago
      Delivering here was very quick with good banter . Good effort chaps

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