Premier Logistics has launched an apprenticeship scheme to encourage local young people to join its Leicester-based operation. The Pall-Ex member will ultimately take on four youngsters to work in different areas of the business: accounts, vehicle maintenance, transport operations and customer service. Mark Steel, commercial manager, told Motortransport.co.uk that in the past “nine times out of 10, we would look for experienced people that had already worked at other haulage companies” when trying to fill vacancies. “When we actually looked […]
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, […]
Pallet-Track will increase its number of members to 80, after recruiting five new hauliers into its pallet network.
Pollock (Scotrans) has joined the Palletways pallet network, covering the EH postcode as well as some of KY and TD. The West Lothian operator has signed a ten-year deal with Palletways. It was previously a member of the Pall-Ex network. Fraser Pollock, MD at the operator, says: “As a business, operating within the competitive distribution sector, we are always looking for opportunities to support our growth strategy by strengthening our service proposition to our customers. “Our new membership with Palletways […]