The industry needs to re-examine its relationship with its customers if it is to end the rate squeeze, according to Bullet Express MD David McCutcheon. Responding to news last week that despite growth in the pallet sector, rates remained under acute pressure, McCutcheon said: “As a haulier of more than 22 years, rates have never been better for clients.” McCutcheon, who is a Pall-Ex member and has a 50-strong fleet of vehicles, said: “While pallet networks remain invaluable to hauliers, […]
Palletways has extended its service to cover Poland and the Baltic region.
Pallet Network Palletforce has released a live-tracking iPhone app. Called Palletforce Pallet Tracking, the free app makes it possible to see exactly where a consignment is at any stage of its journey. Dean Hughes, Palletforce’s IT director, says: “It offers another quick and easy way for customers to track their deliveries from anywhere in the world.” The app uses information from Palletforce’s Alliance IT system to pinpoint where each consignment is. Customers need only to type in their delivery details […]
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]