Palletline has appointed former City Link regional network manager, Richard Gutsell, as its new head of hub operations. The announcement comes after Palletline revealed its new MD would be former ARR Craib group distribution director, Graham Leitch, who takes the reins following former boss Kevin Buchanan’s exit from the pallet network last summer. Buchanan subsequently took up the post of MD at rival network Pall-Ex last November. Gutsell will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Palletline’s multi-hub operations while […]
Creditors of Palletline Logistics (Midlands) have voted in favour of the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) applied for by the haulier last month. MD Bob Russett (pictured) told Motortransport.co.uk he had mixed feelings after approval of the CVA this week (16 May): relief that it had passed ensuring a future for the business, but disappointment that the action had been necessary. “We are trading profitability and intend to keep doing so,” says Russett. The Birmingham haulier’s cashflow problems stemmed from errors […]
Having achieved record volume last year 2013 is set to be another record breaker, with the UK’s nine pallet networks on course to handle the most pallets through their systems that they have ever done since the launch of the concept two decades ago.
Expect Distribution has blamed a fall in profit on its loss-making two-man delivery service, which ceased operating in May last year, but said that new deals in its contract logistics business will get it back on track.