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. […]
Plans to update Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on pallet weights this year, after continuing concerns regarding the risk to tail-lift delivery drivers, could see pallet weight limits set below the original target of 750kg.
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]