all about Stückgut


Our Services

Together with our network partners, we offer shipping options as needed, processed via the central hub in Fulda and the two regional hubs and trackable at any time with Track & Trace – in Germany and Europe.

24-hour service / Overnight (OV)

Delivery occurs within 24 hours during normal business hours (08:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.) or by a sheduled time (10:00 a.m. or 12:00 a.m.)

Of course, you can check the current status of your shipments online at any time.

Fixed-time service

Our fixed deadlines are exactly adhered to. Your general cargo will not be delivered later, but also not earlier. Fixed deadlines have a minimum term of 48 hours, optinally also until 10:00 or 12:00 a.m. on the specified delivery day.

Of course, you can check the current status of your shipments online at any time.


Delivery occurs with a minimum duration of 48 hours without a binding time of day. You not only save money on freight, but also CO2e emissions through the optimal utilisation of the vehicles used.

Of course, you can check the current status of your shipments online at any time.

Private customer delivery

In contrast to collection and delivery for business customers, the handling of private customers places individual demands on the freight forwarder. Contacting the customer, arranging a delivery date and the delivery itself becomes a service product in its own right due to the reduced availability and lack of equipment on site.

Of course, you can check the current status of your shipments online at any time.

HUB prio

With the ” HUB Prio” service and the associated obligation to continue loading in the HUB, the turnaround time of a shipment is reduced by 24 hours. This means that deliveries can now be made even faster.

Of course, myVTL also includes the shipment tracing feature Track and Trace.

Climate compensated shipment

This product focuses on sustainability. With a single click, you and your customer can show that you care about environment. VTL automatically calculates the CO2e emissions based on DIN ED 16528 and then compensates your selected national consignments.

You can calcualte the mount of the compensation payment in advance, create a certificate and compensate consignments at a later date.

In addition, our general cargo network offers further Services:

Transportation of GGVS-/ADR-cargo

You can also have dangerous goods transported via the VTL network that are authorised for transport in accordance with §3 GGVSEB. As we transport general cargo, individual dangerous godds classes are excluded via the system. You can use our ADR database to check in advance whether your goods can be shipped via the network.

Customs clearance

Logistics knows no borders. Our general cargo cooperation transports your cross-border consignments safely and in accordance with regulations – including Euope-wide customs clearance!


In addition to cash or cheque collection, VTL also offers the optional “Quick” cash on delivery for accelerated cash flow. We also offer this service throughout Europe.

Central billing

On request, VTL will undertake centralised invoicing for you. This simplifies your operational organisation, particularly internationally, and increases efficiency.

Pan-European shipments

You will find our European partners on our overview map.

We operate exclusively in accordance with the Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen 2017 – ADSp 2017 – (German Freight Forwarders’ Standard Terms and Conditions 2017) and have signed the forwarding insurance.

Note: In clause 23 the ADSp 2017 deviates from the statutory liability limitation in section 431 German Commercial Code (HGB) by limiting the liability for multimodal transportation with the involvement of sea carriage and an unknown damage location to 2 SDR/kg and, for the rest, the customary liability limitation of 8,33 SDR/kg additionally to Euro 1,25 million per damage claim and EUR 2,5 million per damage event, but not less than 2 SDR/kg.

For international consignments CMR applies:

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) [121kB]

Your contact

Patricia Geiter
Freight Forwarding Manager
Tel. +49 661 9768-220