Why Tomsetts?

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Road haulage and freight transporters for over 45 years

Tomsett's Distribution was established in 1976 and is a family-owned independent road haulage business. Andrew Tucknott, Managing Director, heads this successful company based in Newhaven Port, East Sussex.

With over 45 years of experience in pallet delivery, their experienced operations team provide a wide range of freight solutions from their base near Brighton across the county.

We have a team of dedicated drivers committed to delivering your consignments to their final destinations, in perfect condition and on time.

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The family firm you can rely on

Tomsetts company slogan is 'We take it personally', which resonates throughout the firm as we value our customers' business as if it was our own. We represent clients from the minute we pick up your consignment through to delivery. In addition, you have complete visibility through the latest tracking technology and the assurance that a member of our team is on hand should you need to speak to someone.

As a successful family business, Tomsett's core values are a personal service backed by an experienced, dedicated, and reliable workforce.

Road haulage and freight transport company for the UK, Ireland and Europe.

We are members of the UK's largest pallet network. Networks reduce the use of trucks on our roads by 800 a day.

With 120 depots in the UK, we can express your freight and offer a range of flexible solutions for your products. Combine this with Europe's superhub and innovative live tracking, and you know you have a fast, professional and trustworthy freight company.

Global Distribution with air freight and sea freight

The world of Distribution and logistics is competitive, and Tomsetts provide an international service in addition to a European one. Customers benefit from a one-stop air, road and sea freight service door-to-door anywhere in the world.

From a single pallet to multiple full loads, we deliver all types of goods to where they need to be on time and via the most economical route.

Fixed quotes anywhere in Europe with no hidden extras

As part of a global network, the benefits for our customers include fixed quotes for importing and exporting whether you have an occasional delivery or a regular load with no need to book far in advance as UK and European services operate daily.

Tomsetts fleet

When you book a pick-up from Tomsetts, you can expect to see a clean, modern vehicle with a uniformed driver ready to help with loading.

A younger fleet for better reliability

We constantly invest in new vehicles to offer you the best reliability and efficiency whilst taking advantage of the better environmental performance newer vehicles deliver. In addition, we maintain all our trucks and company vans in our highly equipped workshops in Newhaven.

Vehicles to match your load

Our 45-strong fleet of vans and lorries includes 3.5-tonne, 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne, 18-tonne vans and artic lorries, with a choice of loading options. We match the best vehicles to your jobs. Just let us know what you need to move, and we'll send the best rig for the job.

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As a regular client, we can also wrap our vans and lorries in your livery to create some powerful mobile advertising.

'Since placing all of our UK pallet deliveries with Tomsetts Distribution Ltd six years ago, we have enjoyed a very flexible and highly efficient service. We still receive the same level of service every day of the week, regardless of the natural peaks and troughs.'

Jim Hardisty

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