The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking at ways to reduce maximum pallet weights to 750kg in order to cut the risk of injuries to drivers making tail lift deliveries. It follows the announcement last year by both Palletline and Fortec that they were reducing maximum weights to 750kg. In Palletline’s case it has continued to handle heavier pallets under a scheme called Lift Assist, which haulier-members charge a supplement for. The RHA, which has been involved has also […]
Fuel duty has been frozen for a fifth year in a row in today’s Budget.
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, […]