Rescuing A Valuable Motoring Book Collection

Recently we were tasked with tackling a literary load of valuable books, collecting them from South Wales and delivering them to Altrincham in Greater Manchester. 


As ever, we are here to tackle any logistics challenge, big or small; and while the initial task seemed routine, it developed into something needing greater thought and care from our team. 

Due to the value of the items, they had to be carefully packed.

The client, Classic Motoring Books, sells specialist motoring literature across the world. Taken from collections gathered over many decades, these books are each high value items needing the utmost attention and care to preserve their quality. 


Because of this, personally moving many at once can be difficult, especially at short notice, due to the insurance needed on vehicle rentals. Their initial challenge was transporting a newly acquired collection from a cottage in South Wales to Altrincham. After getting in touch with our team at HQ, we were more than happy to assist, with one of our very capable drivers heading to the collection point. 


The added test unfolded during the collection, when it became clear that due to the protection needed for the book collection, and the weight involved due to the sheer number of boxes of books (almost 2 metric tonnes), a second vehicle would be required to complete the job.

The scale of the book load amounted to almost 2 metric tonnes.

Thankfully, we love to rise to the challenge with last minute changes and were able to send a second driver to help collect the remaining boxes of books and take them safely and swiftly to their destination in Altrincham. 

Dealing with last-minute quirks is why we are here, to help you out of a testing scenario. But don’t take our word for it, here from Classic Motoring Books Owner, John Emerson:


“We were delighted that Today Team were able to help us with a high value consignment of specialist books, amounting to two metric tonnes and transporting at short notice from South Wales to Altrincham. Due to the nature of the goods they had to be carefully handballed in and out of the vehicles and transported with great care. 


“The team bent over backwards to help especially in loading and unloading and got everything delivered safe and sound. I have no hesitation in recommending them for any same day courier services. Many thanks.”

If you are in need of support in moving a valuable load under time constraints, maybe we could help. Get in touch today for a quote.