Palletline is on course to launch a direct trunking service from January 2014, a move that its MD Kevin Buchanan believes has the potential to evolve the decades-old pallet network model. Palletline is in its second pilot phase of the scheme. Buchanan told MT that while there were obstacles, not least of all critical mass, to making the freight exchange model work, he believes it remains “absolutely critical in terms of our strategy to get members collaborating to remove cost”. […]
Witham, Essex-based Orb Logistics, the succesor to Task Force Movement & Storage, has gone into administration.
Derbyshire’s Bow Distribution has moved from UK Pallets to the United Pallet Network (UPN), ending an eight-year relationship with its former network. Bow made the switch last month and is covering the same DE postcode for UPN. It has been replaced at UK Pallets by Allegro Transport. Andy Bowd, chairman at Bow Distribution, says: “With UPN we now have access to micro and quarter pallets and can therefore offer our customers a greater range of product.” Bowd adds that UPN’s […]
The UK’s continuing economic malaise is creating new business opportunities for pallet networks as own-account operators look to slim down their vehicle fleets, according to the boss of Pall-Ex.