Applied Logistics

Frequently Asked Questions

What questions will I be asked?
The more questions that we can ask you, the better we can understand your needs and the more accurate our quote will be.

Some things to consider:

  • What is the length, width and height?
  • What does it weigh? If you don’t know, you can give us an estimate, or we can work on the volume.
  • Collection suburb
  • Delivery suburb
  • Is a forklift available at either end?
  • Do we need to provide lifting?
  • Do you have a deadline?
  • For vehicles or machinery, do you have a make and model?
How is my price determined?
The rate depends on the route and we also factor in fuel surcharge and any other value added services.

If you have long lengths, or unusual shaped items, you may end up paying for unused space on the truck.

Because of the overheads associated with pickup, delivery, administration and managing your shipment, there are base charges that apply per shipment, so the more you send, the cheaper it is per unit.

Can I have a ball park / estimate?
Sure you can!

Let us know how much you think you will have to move:

  • 1 full pallet space
  • 1 cubic metre
  • 10 tea chest cartons

Just remember that the more accurate your dimensions and weight, the more accurate our estimate will be. If you think you will have any unusal shapes or lengths, please let us know.

Lengths over 1.49m can attract surcharges.

What can I do to reduce the cost of freight?
The simplest and easiest ways of reducing the cost of your shipment is to:

  • Reduce the volume of your shipment. Are you transporting unnessecary fresh air?
  • Combine multiple shipments.
  • Increase the size and reduce the frequency of shipments.
  • Plan ahead. Can we have more time to deliver your shipment?
  • Pack your shipment safely. Paying for freight on something that was damaged due to poor packing is a real waste.
Still need help?
For any other questions, please call us on
1300 663 787