Established 1984 as Hammond Despatch. We changed our name to Hammond Light Haulage (and Courier Service) in 2006 to reflect the collapse in demand for motorcycle courier services and a rising demand for deliveries of larger consignments.

Unlike many owners of courier services I have always taken a hands on approach and done as many deliveries as possible in person. I have covered in excess of 1 million miles on courier deliveries.

I am now a 'youthful' old age pensioner. I am fit and well, still good at the job and not ready to retire. We are still fully open but it is time to simplify our services. We are now invoicing customers as L.J. Hammond, Veteran Courier Service.

All deliveries will now be done in a small van, by myself or one other colleague. Modern small vans have a considerably higher load capacity than the car derived vans of the recent past, up to about 750 kg.


Our rates are not increasing but we are simplifying them.

Same day delivery:
1.05 per loaded mile. No charge for travelling empty.
5p per mile discount for regular customers, except for deliveries to London areas within the boundary of the North & South Circular roads.
5 per extra drop or collection.
Road tolls charged at cost.
Surcharges for central London deliveries, the amount depending on the time of day and how far into London we have to travel. We will advise you of the additional cost at the time of booking.

Goods are insured while in transit.
Account facilities are available for established businesses.

Important notices

We are no longer willing to accept deliveries from organisations who operate a specialist procurement department. We say what we do and we do what we say. We always have done. It is unnecessary to address me in 'corporate speak'. I can do without the stress at my time of life.

We will only work with other courier services in an emergency breakdown situation.

We regret that we are unable to accept overseas deliveries until the COVID-19 situation normalizes in the UK and mainland Europe.

We are only willing to quote for E-Bay deliveries if you have completed your purchase. As a general rule it is not economical to send a same day courier to collect online domestic purchases unless they are either of very high value, very bulky or fragile.

We do not need any drivers.


If you need an urgent delivery or quote, please call Laurence on:

01227 458038  or  07850 207018

If you have an enquiry which is not time-sensitive, you can also contact us at:


L. J. Hammond Veteran Courier Service
20 Halstead Close
Kent, UK

Office: 01227 458038      Mobile: 07850 207018