Palletways has become the first in the pallet network sector to offer its customers two-hour delivery windows. The network’s new ETA service is live and is already being used by all member operators. Customers receive a text or email from Palletways and the member operator with an estimated time slot, and options on how much communication they would like on their consignment’s progress. They can also choose to be informed what is on a particular pallet. UK MD Dave Walmsley […]
Ketra Logistics has acquired fellow Palletways member IEFS to expand its coverage in London.
Palletways member Rase Distribution has hardened its stance on pallet weights and is now refusing to deliver anything over 750kg in weight to residential addresses.
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]