Direct Freight (LTL/FTL) – from A to B with DB Schenker

The Europe-wide management of your direct freight shipments has never been easier!
The perfect combination of additional services allows you to benefit from faster lead times as well as additional planning reliability and accuracy. Put your trust in the proven quality of DB Schenker at a very good price – use eSchenker to book your DB SCHENKERfull load or DB SCHENKERpart load shipment with the additional services you need. Our fully digital booking process ensures maximum efficiency.

Direct Freight – predictable, fast, and easy...

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Choose the perfect combination of additional services to optimize your processes and meet all customer requirements

  • Time window pick-up: The customer defines a time slot for pick-up, either in the morning (9 a.m. to noon) or in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Time window delivery: The customer defines a time slot for delivery, either in the morning (9 a.m. to noon) or in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Transport insurance: Protection against all risks of physical loss or damage to goods due to external causes during transport – subject to the agreement of the AXA XL insurer.
  • Customs Clearance: Schenker Deutschland AG will handle customs clearance provided that all documents, certificates, and information required for customs clearance are available from the customer.
  • Pick-up Pre-Notice: The customer will be informed of the upcoming collection on the day of collection (telephone or e-mail; provision of contact details assumed).
  • Delivery Pick-up Pre-Notice: The customer will be informed of the upcoming delivery on the day of delivery (telephone or e-mail; provision of contact details assumed).
  • Fix Day pick-up: The customer specifies a pick-up date.
  • Fix Day delivery: The customer specifies a delivery date.
  • Fix Day to be agreed: A delivery date is agreed upon with the recipient by telephone.
  • Proof of Delivery (POD): Provision of the original proof of delivery, in original or scan depending on the given customer agreement.
  • Dangerous Goods: Transport of almost all classes of dangerous goods and safe handling by trained and certified employees.


  • Special loading specification
  • Load-securing equipment
  • Pallet exchange (in some countries)
  • Prohibition of mixed loading and transhipment/reloading

Ancillary Fees

Due to rising traffic volumes, timely delivery and pick up is becoming increasingly difficult in metropolitan areas.

This leads to unavoidable cost increases. The situation is particularly critical in the Paris conurbation. The Paris city administration is increasingly restricting access to the city area.

In addition, vehicle bans frequently lead to further major restrictions. For quite some time now, these measures have complicated matters and increased the cost of delivering and picking up your consignments in Paris. We are therefore compelled to introduce a surcharge for deliveries and pick-ups in the Paris conurbation with effect from 1 August 2017.

The Paris city surcharge will apply to all postcodes starting with the following numbers: 75-, 77-, 78-, 91-, 92-, 93-, 94-, 95

Since the Swiss National Bank SNB abolished the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro in January 2015, the euro (EUR) to Swiss franc (CHF) exchange rate has been subject to considerable fluctuations. This represents an increasingly incalculable cost factor with regard to the services provided by DB Schenker in Switzerland. These currency costs, over which we have no control, must be compensated for by means of a variable currency surcharge.

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Costs for petrol and diesel are becoming more and more subject to immense variabilities and thus they constitute an incalculable cost factor. At Schenker Deutschland AG fuel costs continue to constitute about 12 percent of the total haulage costs for general cargo/network transports. The percentage for part and complete loads is significantly higher.

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Tolls are charges levied on the use of certain types of traffic infrastructure, such as main and secondary highways and bridges and tunnels. Tolls are charged in many countries. In some European cities, a city toll is also due upon entry to the city center or to a low-emission zone.

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