Two haulage firms have joined pallet networks for the first time, with Pallet-Track and Palletforce both welcoming new members. Greater Manchester-based Express Parcel Services (EPS) has become Pallet-Track’s fourth new member this year, taking on coverage of the OL postcode area covering Rochdale and Oldham. The area was previously covered by Birds Transport, which remains a Pallet-Track member. A spokeswoman for the network said: “EPS is taking on some of Birds’ area, which it has relinquished in order to focus […]
John Jempson and Son saw profit more than double in 2015 boosted by the sale of its Palletforce shares.
Pall-Ex has confirmed C Butt will be taking on the postcode currently run by Mainland, following the latter’s merger with Knights of Old. Kettering-based Knights of Old is a member of the Palletforce network, while Northampton’s Mainland runs in the Pall-Ex network. The businesses merged last year. From the 1 June Mainland officially became part of Knights of Old, with its brand and livery now retired in favour of the blue and yellow of Knights. Cris Stephenson, deputy MD at […]
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, […]