10 Sep 2020 Pallet-Track tops 30 million pallets in 16 years
We’ve passed our second major milestone in as many months by recording the delivery of more than 30 million pallets in just 16 years of operation.
Our business, which moved 852 pallets on its first night of business in February 2004, achieved 30,003,048 pallets through our 90-plus member network by close of play on September 4.
In July, we proved the ‘northern powerhouse’ was very much alive and well when we announced our one millionth pallet through our 70,000 sq ft regional hub in Greater Manchester in less than three years of operation.
We’ve achieved the records despite the recent economic slowdown. Volumes are buoyant again, an achievement also driven by an increase in online sales and business to consumer kerbside deliveries, which have doubled in recent months.
We also still hold the record of never losing a single consignment.
Our multi-hub model and investment in bespoke tracking technology ensures greater efficiencies, including the reduction of long hauls and empty running, the wasted mileage created when trucks arrive back at their original destination without a return payload.
This reduces fuel costs and the environmental impact of the operation, as well as cutting congestion on the UK’s roads caused by longer hauls – all at a time when there is increased pressure to improve air quality around UK cities.
Pallet-Track founder and managing director, Nigel Parkes said: “When we opened for business at our first location in Woden Road, Wednesbury in 2004, we though 852 pallets was a big number.
“Now, having recorded more than 30 million pallets, we realise what potential was always there providing you were prepared to work hard and invest in good people and technology to make it happen.
“We have also achieved this against the background of economic uncertainty – this huge volume of pallets speaks volumes about the collaborative working and teamwork in a strong network that I am proud to be part of.”