About C&D South West

At C & D South West we have logistics and distribution heritage spanning three generations,meaning you are assured of on-time deliveries.

C & D Transport was founded in 1987 and has been providing quality distribution to clients for over 30 years. With our depot based out of Chard, Somerset, we are close to the major routes in and out of the South West.

"We are a ‘people’ company, family owned with many long-standing employees. We pride ourselves on having a track record of satisfied customers and our mission is to deliver a quality service every time."

Lorna Hammond – Managing Director

Lorna Hammond, the Managing Director of C&D, is the third generation leading C & D, providing quality transport and logistics services and has followed in her father’s & late Grandfather’s footsteps. The Hammond Family were Shareholder founder members of the Palletforce network, today operating as a founding member depot alongside over 100 other members across the UK.

We offer experience, expertise and local knowledge but, additionally, continually invest in our business to ensure we have a modern fleet of reliable vehicles, well trained staff and efficient back-office administration systems.

We aim to be flexible, moving loads from single pallet consignments through to full loads, not just in South West England but across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Our value added services enables a 24/7 operation so you can contact us at your convenience; our online track and trace facility, allowing you to pinpoint your consignment at any time. Our warehouse and storage facilities allows for totally flexible solutions for moving goods into and out of the West Country.

We are Part of the Palletforce Network


We are a founder member of the PalletForce network, one of the fastest-growing palletised distribution networks in the UK.

With over 100 depots with a combined fleet of over 3000 vehicles and 4 million sq ft of warehousing, C&D South West and PalletForce handles thousands of pallets every night.

The concept of our network means we offer streamlined processes with significant efficiency savings over conventional methods of distribution. Our customers benefit from competitive prices, reliability of service, whilst the impact of the environment is substantially reduced.

Furthermore, as one of the only a few South West logistics company expanding its storage, distribution and fleet you’ll know that your expansion plans will be in safe hands at C&D South West. We encourage all businesses to discuss with us there distribution and pallet delivery needs. Then with the right planning strategy and pricing we can produce a full solution specifically designed to meet your budget requirements.

Here’s how we create peace of mind haulage


We are committed to providing you with pricing advantages


Our business partnership will be founded on risk free trading


Our teamwork and ethics means service excellence to the client


We are committed to providing you with value for money


We provide a user friendly technology platform


We are committed to providing you with pricing advantages


Our business partnership will be founded on risk free trading


Our teamwork and ethics means service excellence to the client


We are committed to providing you with value for money


We provide a user friendly technology platform


Who we help

Business Owners and Directors

Business Owners and

Transport, Logistics and Warehouse Managers

Transport, Logistics and Warehouse Managers

Procurement and General Managers

Procurement and General Managers

We often work with the following sectors


Pallet Distribution for the Retail Sector


Food & Drink Pallet Distribution


Distribution for Manufacturing


Distribution for Engineering Companies


Wholesale Distribution

Guaranteed On Time & Backed by the Latest Technology
in Delivery Tracking

Qualifications & Accreditations


"We keep using CDSW as a result of their consistently excellent customer service. They are always quick to assist and keep us fully up to date with our deliveries"

Sarah A, Sales Processing Manager, Somerset Based Retailer

"Over the few years they have moved from a simple supplier of services to a valued business partner, helping Arada Ltd deliver an unmatched delivery experience to our customers, whether they are retail or consumer."

Jon B, Director, Manufacturing Firm, Devon

"We have been using C&D for several years now. I feel comfortable that they understand our needs with regard to competitive market pricing and the transportation of a perishable product."

Steve B, Managing Director, Somerset Based Brewery

"From the outset they’ve been nothing but a great business partner helping us, as a new company, with little things like advice given on dispatch arrangements, meeting our logistical needs and delivering on the promises we make to our customers and their requirements. "

Dan U, Dispatch Coordinator, Dorset Food Manufacturer

"With over 20 years experience within transport and distribution I have rarely come across a company with whom I have been able to build such a good working relationship. Thank you for the support you have provided our business, long may it continue."

Richard G, Warehouse Manager, Devon Based Door Manufacturer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to use your service?

There are no membership costs or hidden fees when using C & D South West. You simply pay for the shipping costs on the freight you move. To set up an account, please click here.

What can I ship?

We handle a variety of goods on a daily basis at C & D South West from Garden Furniture, to Stoves to Bottles of Beer! However, all goods sent with us must be ambient, non hazardous and secured to a pallet for onward shipment. To find out more about pallet sizes and guidelines please click here.

What if my goods are not on a pallet?

We can offer a palletisation service for adhoc consignments that may not be palletised for collection. To request a quotation regarding this service, please click here.

What Warranties/Insurance do I have for my shipments?

All consignments benefit from free goods-in-transit insurance, for more information regarding insurance on your freight please see our Terms & Conditions. If our standard insurance does not meet your required level of cover, please contact us regarding additional insurance as this can be offered.

If my goods are lost or damaged, what do I need to do?

In line with our Customer Service Charter we aim to provide the highest quality service to all clients, however should the situation arise where goods are unfortunately lost or damaged in transit please contact your account manager or our customer service team as soon as possible to report this so we can investigate & process accordingly.

What are C&D operating hours?

Our operation runs 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Until 12.00 on a Saturday and closed on Sundays. If you have a request outside of our working hours please contact us and we will respond as quickly as we can.

What's the best number and email to contact C&D on ?

Our main contact number is 01460 64701 and the fastest way to reach us, however if you prefer to email please click here so your enquiry can be directed to the relevant department.

How can I track my order?

All consignments are tracked via our online portal that can be accessed here. We can also offer tracking updates with twitter, email and text notifications for each delivery. Please click here for more information.

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Christmas Operating Schedule 2023

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