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Are you in need of next day delivery to Spain? Then call upon Barrington Freight services for all of your Spanish priority freight. What makes us the freight forwarders for you? We’d like to think it’s the fact that we offer the perfect mix of professionalism and expert knowledge of the Spanish motorway system, along with our expertise in European next day delivery. Add this is our fleet of perfectly maintained vans, lutons, trucks and lorries and you have the perfect freight forwarding company. Before we explain further about our services and vehicles available, let’s take a closer look at the motorway network in Spain itself.
Did you know the Spanish motorway network is the eleventh largest globally? As of 2013, there were 10,304 miles of what’s considered high capacity roads in Spain itself. These motorways can be divided into two main types of roads, known as autopistas and autovias. The distinction between the two is actually a historical one, with no benefit for the newer roads.
Both kinds however, are simply divided highways with a full access control. This means at least two lanes per direction with a general speed limit from anywhere between 60-120km/h or 35-75mph. Specific limits can and often do get imposed from time to time however, this all depends greatly on the road, meteorologic or even traffic conditions.
Autopistas for example are specifically reserved for automobile travel, so if you aren’t able to sustain at least 60km/h or 35mph then you’re banned from the road; this keeps traffic flowing freely.
While a great deal of autopistas are toll roads, it’s not a case for every single one however, knowing exactly where they are is a bonus when it comes to ensuring a speedy delivery. Autovias are generally the upgrades from the older roads and free from tolls too. Generally speaking, slower moving vehicles such as farm machinery and even bicycles are allowed on these roads however, there are certain restrictions. This is to ensure the flow of traffic remains steady. Autovias usually follow the same route as the original road, only deviating to avoid laying a direct route through a town.
Spain is in South Western Europe, with coasts on the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies southwest of France and Andorra across the Pyrenees Mountains.
First time we have used Barrington. We had a minor problem (which wasn’t Barrington’s fault) that was cleared without panic.
Good service, fair price – we will use again
We ship large heavy metal screens on pallets to various locations in Europe and further afield. We have always had great service from Barrington Freight right from the initial quotes and customer service through to safe, on time deliveries and keeping us informed throughout the process.
Great service. Even after confirming the collection at 2pm it arrived in Germany the next morning. One happy end user
The chipper arrived first thing this morning exactly on time as arranged. I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service. I will definitely call on you again if I need anything shifted!
Excellent freight service which got us out of a tight corner when we needed some goods from Switzerland in a hurry. Special thanks to Simon for being right on top of everything.
Simon, thank you for taking care of our shipment – we appreciate your efforts and professional attitude.