Truswell Haulage has left Palletforce for Palletline in order to centralise pallet operations around its hub. The Barnsley-based business, which was a Palletforce member for six years, said that while there was no bad blood between it and its former network, the move would boost operational efficiency. MD Ian Truswell told MT: “As the pallet distribution business has evolved and become more sophisticated over the years, Truswell has taken the initiative to move networks from Palletforce to Palletline in order […]
Palletforce has incorporated Olympic data into its Alliance IT system to provide its 100 UK depots with the latest Games information this summer. Network members now have information about the 109 Olympic Games Lanes on the Olympic Route Network, as well as delivery restrictions affecting venues. Dean Hughes, IT director for Palletforce, says: “During the games there will be road layout alterations, diversions, parking and loading restrictions, special Games Lanes and extra security measures all of which will impact on […]
Fair Fuel UK has renewed its call for the government to cut fuel duty to spur the struggling economy, after the Bank of England slashed its UK growth forecast for 2012 to close to zero. Quentin Wilson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, says: “Growth is paralysed so it’s time the government looked at cutting fuel duty to stimulate activity. If we spend less on fuel tax, we’ll spend more on other things.” Wilson argues fuel duty is one of the last […]
Pallet networks buying member hauliers is a trend the sector will “definitely see more of” in the future, say the heads of Palletline and Pall-Ex.