Return Loads & Backloads for Trucks & HGVs Across UK & Europe

Return loads, solving the issue of wasted miles

Returning from a delivery with an empty truck is a problem for everyone in the haulage industry. Whether you’re an owner driver, haulage business or freight forwarder, a lorry running empty is a wasted opportunity and a waste of money.

There are almost 500,000 live haulage loads available on Haulage Exchange every month, from every part of the UK. If you’re a haulage driver, you can add future journeys to tell other Haulage Exchange members when you’ll be available, finding backloads to avoid wasted miles.

Looking for a specific location? Find return loads in London, return loads from Scotland, and Devon.

Get more from every mile

Every part of the Haulage Exchange is designed to make journeys go smoothly and help businesses grow. So return loads for trucks and HGVs are just one reason to become a Haulage Exchange member.

Join us and you’ll become part of a forwarder network of 8,000 certified haulage professionals, all rated by other members they’ve worked with. Haulage Exchange is a great way to connect with experienced haulage professionals, with the opportunity to set up repeat business with people you trust.

Working with us gives you the flexibility to choose your work hours when it suits you. Agree your own fees and terms, take the loads that are best for you — and never miss an opportunity to grow your business. 

Smart solutions

We offer technology and platforms that makes haulage easier for everyone, giving you the tools to perform at your best, even when you’re out on the road. And you’ll never have to waste miles with plenty of backloads available.

  • Find available haulage drivers/work nearby
  • Track loads in real time
  • Quote and invoice easily
  • Message members directly


loads posted to HX in 2023


members – more than any other UK freight platform


average member-to-member positive feedback rating

Learn how we can help you

Speak to our team of experts today: call 020 8993 7100 to find out more.


Live Loads Available

Find loads

Use current location

As an Exchange member, you can also filter by:

  • Vehicle size
  • Body type
  • Date
  • Freight type
  • My subcontractors

Thousands of loads to choose from

Why Choose Haulage Exchange?

Haulage Exchange is the world’s leader for freight exchange. Whether you operate a large haulage firm, are a freight forwarding company or are an owner-driver, we can help you find loads, drivers and vehicles.

Help When You Need It

We also assist in subcontracting any extra freight exchange work that you can’t handle, safe in the knowledge that all our operators have been vetted. Our service allows you to develop your firm into the most profitable it can be.

Benefits for Your Business

Our platform connects logistic firms and haulage companies with freight exchange opportunities, allowing you to maximize your potential. In addition, our web pages list more than 170,000 loads every month and we can let you know when loads and return loads become available .

Building Long-term Relationships

Our service allows owner-drivers, freight forwarders, haulage companies and stakeholders to build a great network of contacts within the freight exchange industry. And to give you peace of mind, we vet all members before adding anyone to our database. In addition, all jobs receive feedback which is available to access all the time.

Key Benefits

With a platform to find extra freight exchange work and reliable subcontractors, we can help your business grow
– Over 170,000 loads listed every month provides you with more work and higher profits
– A freight exchange network with more than 6,400 member businesses allows you to create a large network of business contacts
– Our subcontract service allows you to remain reliable to all your customers – never having to turn down work
– Save time searching for freight exchange work – our platform sends the loads you want straight to your inbox

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From the moment we joined we immediately picked up new clients and it was a trend which was set to continue as our reputation within the Exchange grew. Being a member of the Exchange opened up new markets and generated continuous work.

Ryan Wicks, Falcon Print Transport