Downes Transport has returned to Pallet-Track just over a year after it left the network for UPN.

The Wiltshire haulier said the return to the pallet network it had previously been a member of for 14 years was like “coming home to the family” and it will commence covering the SP postcode from 4 October.

Downes Transport director Craig Downes (pictured with Pallet Track chief executive Caroline Green) said: “We’ve worked with a number of pallet networks over the years and returning to Pallet-Track feels like coming home to the family.

“Like Pallet-Track, we pride ourselves on service and quality and we know this is a perfect partnership.

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“Being part of a network such as Pallet-Track gives us the strong footing we need to continue providing an outstanding service to our customers, in light of the unprecedented challenges our industry has faced over the last 18 months.”

Green said she was delighted to welcome the haulier back: “This year has seen an increase in demand for our services in a volatile marketplace and adding another network member such as Downes, with its great reputation for quality and service, will further enhance our offering in the south,” she said.

In 2020 Downes Transport left Pallet-Track and joined UPN after being given 12 months’ notice by the network.

Pallet-Track declined to comment on the reasons behind this.