The number one concern of hauliers remains finding enough good drivers, even for those who are not currently recruiting, according to a survey by Pall-Ex. The pallet network asked 100 of its haulier-members what their key concerns were and the stand out worry – for 41% of respondents – was finding enough good drivers to meet their business’s needs. The main perceived reasons for driver shortages amongst the Pall-Ex members were an ageing population (37.5%); the negative perception of the […]
Pall-Ex is continuing its drive into Europe with the launch of a new network in Bulgaria.
Pollock (Scotrans) has joined the Palletways pallet network, covering the EH postcode as well as some of KY and TD. The West Lothian operator has signed a ten-year deal with Palletways. It was previously a member of the Pall-Ex network. Fraser Pollock, MD at the operator, says: “As a business, operating within the competitive distribution sector, we are always looking for opportunities to support our growth strategy by strengthening our service proposition to our customers. “Our new membership with Palletways […]
Pall-Ex has moved to ensure coverage continuity in the South-west by buying Cornish network member Intercounty Distribution for £700,000. The company based on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate in Launceston has an O-licence for up to 22 vehicles and eight trailers. It has been a Pall-Ex member for 14 years. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell said: “The opportunity was presented to us after Intercounty’s MD Nick Coombes announced his retirement earlier this year. We are happy that Nick has decided to stay […]