ATL (Ascott Transport Limited) inaugurated its Midlands hub in Foston on 6 September. Greg Clark MP, secretary of state for business, officially opened the 35,000 pallet distribution centre and offices, which is housed on a 25-acre freehold site near the A50. MD Jon Ward spoke at the event, as well as co-founder of ATL, Norma Ascott, and her two sons Pete and Joey Ascott. Ward, who joined in April, said: “Over the last five years, we’ve doubled in size so […]
An increasing shortage of quality hauliers is forcing pallet networks to look at ever more creative solutions to the problem of recruiting new members.
After two tough days of judging some superb entries, the shortlist for the 2015 Motor Transport Awards has been announced. DPD once again leads the pack, being shortlisted for four awards, while Cemex is up for two. The pallet networks are well represented, with Pall-Ex shortlisted in four categories, and Palletline, Palletways (UK) and Pallet-Track making one appearance each. The Apprenticeship category sees manufacturers, dealers and operators go head to head, with Cartwright, Cemex UK, Nagel Langdons, Norbert Dentressangle and […]
Palletline kicks out member DTS to ‘guarantee network integrity’; haulier blames action for its collapse
Palletline kicked-out member DTS earlier this month in order to “guarantee network integrity”, a move that the Northumberland haulier claimed had forced it into liquidation.