Pallet networks have not adjusted their member-to-member rates for too long, the boss of Pallet-Track has said. Speaking to MT, Nigel Parkes revealed his 75 members had supported a bid, with 80% in favour, to increase the internal rate paid for deliveries within the network, something he believes is long overdue. “Although the industry is continuing to thrive, one of the main problems we’re currently facing is that driver recruitment is at an all-time low while orders are increasing. In […]
Michael Conroy has a bounce in his step as he shows MT a series of wall-mounted photos of the network’s development in Fradley before its move to Callister Way, its current home, in 2009.
The Association of Pallet Networks (APN) has revealed a 16% increase in volumes for the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year, with members delivering more than 4.6 million pallets between January and March.
Haulier Wm Armstrong, based just on the English side of the Scottish border in Longtown near Carlisle, celebrates its 85th anniversary this year, and the third generation of the family running the business today are working hard to ensure the business is handed on to future generations. The famous green livery – which the firm has used ever since William Armstrong acquired his first Model T in 1927 – has long been associated with livestock wagons, but the foot and […]