The Pallet Network (TPN) has welcomed new member Mark Lee Transport to its fold, after the Bradford operator sought out an additional service to complement its blue-chip haulage business.

The company said it specifically approached TPN after industry contacts said the network was the “preferred option”.

MD Mark Lee said: “We know that TPN can do what it says it will do.

“That’s important to us because we promise a high service level to our clients and always expect to meet it.”

The haulier has now opened a new site at Stalybridge with 16,000sq ft of warehousing, chosen for its motorway access.

It has already allocated some vehicles for TPN work and may extend to smaller vehicles for collection and delivery purposes.

TPN said it takes new partners through a training and support programme weeks before operations go live: “Our mission is to help our partners succeed,” explained TPN MD Mark Kendall.

“That begins long before their official start date so that we can set them up for success.

“This is important for service levels, it’s a proof of our commitment to the partner and it’s very motivating for a new team to be so good out of the gate.”