The introduction of stricter guidelines on tail-lift delivery pallet weights moved a step closer this week after the HSE confirmed it had completed a series of additional tests to establish the maximum safe weight for pallets. The additional tests, which looked at push and pull forces, were ordered by HSE in August this year after the first push and pull test results were found to be inaccurate due to faulty measuring equipment. The HSE told MT this week that the […]
The pallet network sector is ripe for consolidation and Palletforce may play its part, CEO Michael Conroy hinted.
As the economy struggles, UK pallet networks continue to record year-on-year growth. The UK’s pallet networks shifted more than 15.3 million pallets last year, a 7.3% rise on the number moved in 2010. Data from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) shows that while the UK, and beyond, has endured recession, the networks have continued to outperform the economy. Eight of the nine UK networks are APN members, representing more than 650 hauliers, almost 30,000 vehicles and 13 million ft2 […]
DSV Road MD René Falch Olesen said that the economy in 2012 had affected the firm’s profit in what was a “satisfactory” year for the operator.