Hot on the heels of the launch of a southern hub, Wolverhampton-based pallet network Pallet-Track has officially launched its first Scottish hub. The business said the partnership with network shareholder-member Courier Connections from its depot in Bellshill, would help speed up deliveries, cut costs and improve journey times. Pallet-Track recently boosted its network with a raft of new members. Martin McGeough, owner and MD of Courier Connections, which also has depots in Edinburgh and Perth, said: “We have been part […]
Yodel executive chairman Dick Stead has stressed the need for retailers and carriers to rethink the way they handle unexpected additional volume during seasonal peaks.
Palletforce has partnered with Italian pallet network One Express, launching a direct service to Italy for its members. The partnership began on 1 November and will allow Palletforce to offer its members day definite delivery and daily departures to Italy. Bologna-based One Express, which has 70 depots over Italy, is the first European network that Palletforce has collaborated with and members will be able to access the new service through its existing Alliance IT system. Palletforce chief executive Michael Conroy […]
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]