In this moving post, we roll out the best WordPress logistics and transport themes for 2017. Chances are–particularly if you’ve landed here from Google–you’re building a website for a trucking, transport, or warehousing company using the WordPress platform. Well, good news: one of these superb premium themes ought to give you an inexpensive head start.
Because I prefer not to waste people’s time (or my own), for this roundup, I’ve opted to only include themes crafted especially for the logistics and transport industry. Plenty of generic, multi-purpose corporate and business-flavored WordPress themes could be rigged to do the job with a bit of time and effort, but time and effort are money. The way I see it, you might as well start as close to the finish line as you possibly can.
Most of the themes on this list share design elements and features. Although I intend a loose order, no one transport theme is significantly better than the next. Sometimes, when I’m putting together one of these things, a clear leader emerges. This time, it’s a bit more subjective, and mostly comes down to personal taste. If you prefer the last theme on the list to the first, you can safely choose it, and won’t miss out on anything too significant, like some killer feature. (Though, I must admit that Trans Logistics‘s tracking system is pretty neat.)
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Our number one pick is the Transcargo logistics and transportation theme. Designed and developed especially for transport companies, it was inspired by some of the top websites in the industry. The design is sleek and modern, and the user experience is well thought out and intuitive.
Transcargo is versatile, with seven predefined skins, four header layouts, and two service listing templates. The theme usefully integrates Google maps with support for multi-location. The popular Visual Composer plugin is bundled free, providing the drag-and-drop creation and editing of complex page layouts.
An advanced options panel powered by Live Customizer allows for real-time customization of colors, fonts (670+ Google fonts), backgrounds, logos, and more. Slider Revolution is included for building engaging homepage slideshows. The code is clean and optimized for both speed and search engine performance.
Transcargo is fully responsive for consistent UX and performance on mobile devices. It’s retina-ready, ensuring sharp, crisp graphics on the latest high-resolution displays. The theme is translation ready, too, and well documented. The developer offers 24 hour turnaround support.More Info/Download
Next up: PrimeTrans. This logistics WordPress theme boasts a contemporary, professional design carefully crafted for the transport industry. The user experience is well above average, and the developers wisely omit the unnecessary visual gimmicks and laggy effects that plague many premium themes, guaranteeing a responsive, fast performance and frustration-free experience.
Once again, Visual Composer is supported for drag-and-drop page building. The theme also supports WooCommerce for shopping cart functionality. This is an important feature if you intend to sell products and take payments directly through the website.
PrimeTrans integrates MailChimp, to help you build and manage your mailing list, and Contact Form 7 supported to aid in building custom web forms. The theme also works in Google Maps and Google Analytics.
PSD files are included with the package, for extensive customizations, but the theme also includes a useful admin settings panel for tweaking colors, typography and other elements without have to touch any code at all.
PrimeTrans is very nicely documented, and the developers offer lifetime updates. The valid, carefully composed code is optimized for both speed and SEO.More Info/Download
Our next spot goes to Logistics Business, a purpose-oriented theme developed exclusively for trucking and transport company websites. The design is contemporary and clean, featuring lots of white space, and clear, highly readable typography. The user experience is exemplary, featuring sensible & industry-appropriate information architecture and navigation.
Logistics Business supports mega menus and form building. It includes header layout options, as well as font and color management. Both LayerSlider and Slider Revolution are bundled for piquing visitor interest using captivating, animated, and informative homepage slideshows.
Of course, all the other must-haves are here, too: responsiveness, retina ready design, and search engine optimized code. An additional 99+ shortcodes and drag-and-drop layout composer add even more value and versatility. An fantastic product overall.More Info/Download
The Transpress theme for transport, logistics, and warehousing companies includes seven distinct homepage designs and layouts, each tailored toward an industry niche.
The theme is mobile ready, looks great, and works flawlessly on smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. It’s high-resolution, guaranteeing sharp graphics and crisp upscaling on even the latest 5K retina displays. It’s built on Twitter’s robust Bootstrap framework, and easy to customize thanks to a comprehensive options panel on the back-end. A solid option all-around. Recommended.More Info/Download
It seems as though TemplateMonster products always excel when it comes to bold, visual striking imagery and illustrations.
In fact, many TemplateMonster themes that appear in our roundups win us over simply by being a bit different. ThemeForest products sometimes suffer from a kind of sameness, with developers in the community taking inspiration from one another and imitating other niche designs found in the marketplace. Roadway’s large typography, and bright, colorful homepage splash/sideshow will no doubt make a strong first impression on new visitors to your website, and impress existing clients to boot.
The theme comes bundled with an intuitive drag-and-drop page builder. It offers up 25 modules/shortcodes and a library of presets. Site developers can leverage customization efforts using options provided in the Live Customizer.
Roadway is SEO friendly and responsive. It looks fantastic and performs perfectly across the full spectrum of mobile devices. You know – smart phones, tablets, all that cool stuff. Support is friendly and prompt, and the theme is well documented. Worth a closer look.More Info/Download
Trucking – Transport & Logistics WordPress
Trucking Transportation & Logistics is the WordPress theme that inspired this roundup. It was developed for companies specializing in air cargo, ocean freight, and overland trucking.
The developers researched the logistics industry and top industry websites in depth, and their expert application of that research is clear from top to bottom. The theme supports multi-location Google Maps, as well as the building of complex web forms (using Contact Form 7).
It includes 167 custom transportation and logistic icons to help your visitors identify pertinent information at a glance. The theme also provides a vehicle gallery, seven header types, and nine different homepage layouts to choose from.
Unsurprisingly, this theme is fully responsive and retina-ready. That’s kind of a necessity. Plenty of options are available on the back-end, for customization purposes, and a drag-and-drop page builder is offered for designing and editing new layouts. Trucking was built to be SEO friendly and translation-ready (featuring WPML compatibility).More Info/Download
The expertly conceived and executed Trans Logistic theme probably hasn’t received as much attention as it deserves since its release last year. This theme includes a particularly useful feature that none of the others do: an online cargo tracking system.
Beyond that innovation, the theme earns points for flexibility and customizability. Tons of options give you full control over almost everything, from colors, fonts, to sidebars, to backgrounds. Drag-and-drop page building comes courtesy of Visual Composer, and site owners can build elaborate slideshows using Slider Revolution. A cargo post type, and a variety of logistics-themed page templates are also provided.
Trans Logistic is compatible with WooCommerce, MailChimp, and Contact Form 7. Demo content is included for fast and easy setup, and the clean code is optimized for performance and search engines.More Info/Download
Trans Cargo, is a streamlined, no-nonsense logistics, warehouse, and transportation service theme with everything you need to get your website up and running quickly and painlessly.
Users can install the included demo content with a single click, and webmasters can customize and adjust the elements (like colors, fonts, backgrounds, and logos) without touching a line of code (and preview those changes in real-time, thanks to Live Customizer). The theme includes PSD files in case extensive reworking becomes necessary.
Visual Composer is bundled free. Trans Cargo is responsive, retina ready, and multilingual/WPML compatible. Good stuff.More Info/Download
Logistics69 offers up a few cool, visually-striking features like parallax backgrounds, video backgrounds, and engaging CSS3 transitions and animations. This theme is touch optimized for mobile devices, and retina-ready for high-resolution displays. Logistics69 supports WooCommerce for shopping cart and e-commerce features. And, wouldn’t you know it, Visual Composer is bundled–free!More Info/Download
The clean-cut, contemporary design of Eagle Logistics gives you the choice of five different homepage variations out-of-the-box. It’s fully customizable, ultra responsive (full disclosure: I don’t fully understand what “ultra-responsive” means), and SEO friendly.
Google Analytics is helpfully built-in. And it should come as no surprise to you, by this point, that those ubiquitous premium plug-ins Slider Revolution and Visual Composer are packaged in for free. It’s hard to get too excited when they turn up everywhere, but they truly are a useful and valuable addition. Another popular premium plug-ins, Essential Grid, is also included.
The theme is built on the developer’s own Modeltheme framework, in the options panel is powered by the Redux framework. Eagle Logistics also supports Contact Form 7 for putting together custom web forms.More Info/Download