Further tests to establish the safe maximum weight of a pallet for tail-lift deliveries have been carried out after the previous results from the HSE were found to be inaccurate. Concerns have been growing that delivery drivers are expected to handle pallets that are sometimes more than 1,000kg in weight, placing their health and even safety in danger. This was heightened after the death of HGV driver Petru Soimu Pop last November, who was crushed while making a tail-lift delivery […]
Derbyshire’s Bow Distribution has moved from UK Pallets to the United Pallet Network (UPN), ending an eight-year relationship with its former network. Bow made the switch last month and is covering the same DE postcode for UPN. It has been replaced at UK Pallets by Allegro Transport. Andy Bowd, chairman at Bow Distribution, says: “With UPN we now have access to micro and quarter pallets and can therefore offer our customers a greater range of product.” Bowd adds that UPN’s […]
Palletforce and its haulier members moved a network record of 3.4 million pallets last year.
The long-awaited HSE guidance on the handling of tail-lift delivery pallet weights is facing further delay and will not be published until the end of the year, Motortransport.co.uk has learned.