Transportation Solutions

This is the Supply Change.™

Your logistics optimised with ours.

CHEP’s network lowers your transportation costs throughout the South Africa region.

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The opportunity

It’s no secret. Finding ways to optimise your transportation network can have a huge impact on your supply chain—not to mention your bottom line.

So what if you could join forces with a company that has an extensive network of lanes delivering and collecting millions of platforms a year throughout the South Africa region? What if you could collaborate with supply chain experts to optimise your trailer loads, make fewer trips, fill your empty lanes, generate new revenue, and improve your network efficiencies?

And what if by doing these things you could conserve resources and minimise the impact of the supply chain on the environment?

That’s the idea behind CHEP’s Transportation Solutions.

Our Platform Collection, Collaborative Transport and Truck Load Optimisation solutions are designed to leverage synergies between your opportunities and our extensive resources. We function like a part of your business, helping you optimise your own resources to reduce your transportation and platform costs.

What we do

CHEP has the right Transportation Solutions to save you money and minimise the impact of your supply chain onthe environment.

Our platform collection solution makes your platform return and reverse logistics operations more efficient. We also turn your empty lanes into sources of revenue by using them to carry our platforms. And we help you maximise your use of your resources by designing optimal truck loads.

Collection or Delivery

We already have trucks on the road that were specifically designed for transporting large quantities of platforms, so you don’t have to use your resources to return platforms. Our trucks follow carefully designed routes that optimise the use of fuel and capacity and minimise costs. We can also pick up partial platform loads as needed so you can better optimise space within your yards and storage areas. 

Collaborative Transport

We can turn your lanes into closed loops by matching your lanes with ours. Your lanes can help us balance our asset pools. Our lanes can support your reverse logistics efforts. Together, we eliminate both costs and CO2 emissions through more efficient use of our networks.

Truck Load Optimisation

Our logistics expertise helps you carry more product on every truckload. We’ll use software modeling to determine the optimal configuration for your trailers, and then we’ll conduct field tests to confirm these computer-generated recommendations. Optimised loads put fewer trucks on the road, which reduces your costs, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

How we’ll work together

We’ve got a wide-reaching network of lanes and resources that we can leverage to bring efficiencies to your operations. And we’ve got the experience and the know-how to make itall work together.

First, we’ll study your existing transportation systems and platform collection or delivery practices to help you discover opportunities for improvement.

We’ll look at your transportation network and ours to discover synergies that reduce empty lanes—both yours and ours.

We’ll use software to analyse your trailer loads, suggest improvements to optimise them, and conduct field testingto make sure you’re getting the most out of every delivery.

We’ll also work with you to take costs out of your platform collection or delivery operations. We’ll pick up your platforms timeously, and at your convenience.

More efficiency. Less waste. Less impact on the environment. Together we can make it happen.

How you’ll benefit

We understand transportation logistics inside and out. Together we’ll help you realise measurable improvements in your supply chain operations:

+ Elimination of empty miles and reduced CO2 emissions

+ Reduced fuel consumption

+ TReduced carrier costs to return distribution platforms

+ Increased product shipped per truckload

+ Reduced product damage during transport

+ Reduced platform inventory costs through timeous collection of platforms freed from load

+ Generation of direct revenue through backhaul freightopportunities

+ Leverage synergies to eliminate cross-border long-haul deliveries

+ Increase dock and yard efficiences


With 15 000 customer locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and 30 000 deliveries per year, CHEP has the logistics resources, network and expertise to reduce your transportation and platform costs. We look forward to working with you.

Real-world ROI from Transportation Solutions

We showed a major U.S. food company how
just-in-time platform delivery reduced their
platform inventory by 30%.



We showed a major beverage supplier                                                  We helped a major manufacturer reduce
how truck load optimisation could reduce                                              its platform delivery costs by 67% through 
their total supply chain costs by 10%.                                                    Collaborative Transport.