A Durham-based logistics firm has become the fifth new member to join Pallet-Track in 2024, as part of major growth plans.

Family-run Logistics North East, which is based in Chester-Le-Street, has joined the Midlands-based pallet network as it moves to expand the business.

The firm has also invested in £700,000 in new vehicles, including trailers, tractor units, rigid trucks, and vans, to support its forecasted growth with Pallet-Track.

Logistics North East will cover the NE31 to NE36 and SR1 to SR6 postcodes on behalf of the pallet network and currently handles approximately 1,000 pallets per day.

The company currently employs a team of 80 and is also a member of the Hazchem Network and APC parcel network.

Lisa Johnson, office general manager at Logistics North East, said: “Our decision to join Pallet-Track was driven by our growth strategy, as we want to further enhance our nationwide coverage and the wide range of services we offer our customers.

“We are keen to offer service excellence with our key partners and we are pleased that Pallet-Track can offer us this with enhanced IT offerings, including full traceability on pallets.

“As a family-owned business, it is important to us that we provide a dedicated service for our customers and offer a full portfolio of logistics services, and our Pallet-Track membership will enable us to do this.”

Stuart Godman, Pallet-Track chief executive, said: “The addition of Logistics North East to the Pallet-Track network will further enhance our coverage and growth in the region, while improving efficiency for our customers.

“Logistics North East’s approach to service excellence perfectly aligns with our commitment to our customers, and their membership will strengthen our ever-growing network.”