Courier Service

Welcome to your local same day courier service with bases in Dartford, Northfleet and Tunbridge Wells and operating throughout UK.

Route One Distribution meets the urgent logistics needs of businesses based in Dartford, North Kent, Mid-Kent and also in South East London.

We provide a reliable, professional same day courier service to clients who care passionately about the goods they are sending.  As a result, we protect our clients’ hard-earned image and reputation with their customers.

Route One Distribution is a client focused business, operating around your needs.  This ensures we consistently deliver 100% client satisfaction.  Most new clients are recommended to use us by existing clients!

By taking great pride in delivering your promises to your customers, we aim to enhance your hard-earned reputation and exceed your expectations.

So – whether it’s a crystal chandelier (which we REGULARLY transport!), delicate bespoke lighting, designer mirrors, TV mirrors, an important document, specialist flooring, boxes of fruit, pallets of print, airline food trays, the contents of your stand at an exhibition/event or most other types of non-hazardous goods – for a reliable same day courier service at an economical price, please contact us today to discuss your needs and get a quote.

We also offer services to transport partners.

Same Day Courier

Our reliable same day courier and light haulage delivery service operates throughout UK…


Exhibition Logistics

Our exhibition logistics service meets all of your transport needs for exhibitions, trade shows, conferences and other key events…




First Class Courier Service Anywhere in the UK!

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What Our Clients Say

I have worked with Route One Distribution on a number of occasions and would be more than happy to work alongside them again. Information and instructions they provide are detailed and precise, so much so it feels like the job is being done for you. Jeff the main contact is friendly and very helpful and is always on hand to answer any questions. A great business to work with!

Courier Dartford

What Clients and Partners Say

I am the managing director of a Kent-based courier and light haulage company.  My staff and I have collaborated with Route One Distribution since 2010 and have enjoyed a good working relationship. Sharing similar values of friendly and reliable customer service is key with all of our transport industry partners. Route One have always been very helpful and highly professional, giving us access to a diverse fleet and enabling us to meet our customers' needs at short notice.
Tunbridge Wells

What Clients and Partners Say

I am an experienced same day courier who has assisted Route One Distribution with sub-contracted work since 2018. All the work I have undertaken for Route One has been clearly described prior to arriving at the pick-up point and wherever possible additional helpful information in relation to the load and journey has been made available, which makes the job easier. Payments are always very prompt and paid direct. I have found Jeff Lake, the proprietor of Route One, to be trustworthy, honest and highly professional in all of my dealings with his business. Also his vast experience of the courier market place has provided me with very useful information relating to the improved operation of my business. Although our business relationship is relatively new I am looking forward to building on it in the future, as we work together on a regular basis.

Courier, TN4

What Clients and Partners Say

We have been using Route One Distribution for sub-contract work since December 2010. They provide a very efficient, secure and professional service. Jeff and his drivers are always polite, helpful and dedicated to providing a first class quality service. We continue to use and partner with this business. Highly recommended!

Managing Partner, Sevenoaks

What Clients and Partners Say

In May 2018 we needed to get 17 coated metal balustrade sections + fixings from Rugby, Warks. to King’s Cross, London. The job was exceptionally urgent and there were contract penalties if the goods were delivered late or not in perfect condition. Route One Distribution organised a suitable extra long wheelbase vehicle at short notice and - despite having to wait while the work was completely re-packaged for safe transport - their driver was extremely helpful, patient and good-humoured. The balustrades were delivered before our contract deadline and in perfect condition - Route One Distribution really did deliver our commitment and promise to our customer! They were a pleasure to deal with, provided an excellent service at a great price. We would definitely recommend their light haulage and courier service to others.

Managing Director, Dartford

What Clients and Partners Say

We have been using Route One as our “go to” dedicated transport provider since 2011 and would highly recommend them. The nature of our business demands that our consignments are handled with extreme care and delivered with a high level of customer service, both of which Route One excel at. They regularly cover our requirements at very short notice and go above and beyond to ensure our clients' needs are met.

Business Development Manager, Tonbridge

What Clients and Partners Say

Route One Distribution were recommended to us in early 2018 by a new employee, who had previous dealings with them.  We have used them many times since and have been delighted with their service and reliability on every booking.  We produce handmade, delicate items that require careful handling and transportation and it is great peace of mind knowing that this is precisely what we can expect with Route One Distribution.  Very reasonably priced and extremely flexible - we would certainly recommend them to others.

Managing Director, Tunbridge Wells

What Clients and Partners Say

I have been using Route One Distribution for all my dedicated delivery needs since meeting Jeff in 2015. They deliver perfect service time after time especially for me during important exhibition events, for which Jeff has become a key member of the team. His organisation, dedication and helpful happy nature mean I can focus on the task at hand without worrying about logistics and can trust 100% that my products will be looked after and delivered on time (if not early!). Highly recommend to anyone!

Project Manager, TN9