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. Palletline said DTS had been a member since 2006 but there had been a change of ownership a year ago. In a statement, it said the new owners were “welcomed into the network” but that it wasn’t long before the business began to experience financial difficulties. Palletline said it had supported DTS with financial assistance […]
The Association of Pallet Networks (APN) has revealed 15.7 million pallets were delivered by its member networks last year, which on a restated basis was 13% ahead of 2012.
The industry needs to re-examine its relationship with its customers if it is to end the rate squeeze, according to Bullet Express MD David McCutcheon. Responding to news last week that despite growth in the pallet sector, rates remained under acute pressure, McCutcheon said: “As a haulier of more than 22 years, rates have never been better for clients.” McCutcheon, who is a Pall-Ex member and has a 50-strong fleet of vehicles, said: “While pallet networks remain invaluable to hauliers, […]