Palletline has gone live with its innovative direct trunking initiative, as it continues to work on evolving the decades-old pallet network model. Operating in the style of a freight exchange or noticeboard via the network’s award-winning IT system, Contrado, the initiative sees members bypass Palletline’s central hub in Birmingham moving pallets directly amongst themselves. The service is currently operating with 14 members across Palletline’s UK network, with a target to have it rolled out to all 69 members before Easter. […]
Palletforce’s recent reorganisation of its East Midlands coverage saw H Beardsley exit the network, to be replaced by Lockwood Haulage and Nelson Distribution. This is the first time these two well-established operators have joined a pallet network as Steve Hobson reports.
When Kevin Buchanan announced he was leaving Palletline after seven years as MD, it was a surprise. When he was subsequently appointed group MD of fierce rival Pall-Ex, it was a shock.
Having achieved record volume last year 2013 is set to be another record breaker, with the UK’s nine pallet networks on course to handle the most pallets through their systems that they have ever done since the launch of the concept two decades ago.