Rase Distribution has quit Palletways bringing an end to a troubled relationship that saw the Lincolnshire haulier challenge the network’s guidelines by refusing to deliver pallet loads weighing more than 750kg to residential addresses on the grounds of safety. The move sees Rase Distribution exit its 10-year contract with Palletways almost two years ahead of its October 2021 planned exit. Rase Distribution introduced a pallet weight ban in November 2018 following a risk assessment that led it to conclude that […]
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 […]
Plans to update Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on pallet weights this year, after continuing concerns regarding the risk to tail-lift delivery drivers, could see pallet weight limits set below the original target of 750kg.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking at ways to reduce maximum pallet weights to 750kg in order to cut the risk of injuries to drivers making tail lift deliveries.