Regional hauliers will not survive in the long term if their only income is from pallet network membership, according to Simon Nelson, MD of Nelson Distribution. The Derbyshire business joined Palletforce early this year, along with Lockwood Haulage, after a reorganisation of the network’s East Midlands region saw the departure of H Beardsley. Nelson, who spent 16 years at Exel Logistics before joining his family’s firm in 2004, did a masters degree in logistics and supply chain management basing his […]
An expected decision by the Health and Safety Executive to not limit the weight of tail-lift pallet deliveries has been met with anger by pallet networks, with Pall-Ex group MD Kevin Buchanan describing the result as the “biggest fudge under the sun”.
The continuing rise in internet shopping and an increase in the carriage of hi-tech and high-value goods helped members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) deliver a strong performance in 2015.