Leading palletised freight distribution network Palletline has achieved full membership across the UK and Ireland.

Following the recruitment of more than 35 haulage specialists to the network over the past five years, Palletline has eliminated the use of subcontractors and improved profitability for its fully member-owned network.

Its complete member coverage also safeguards high standards of service to end customers as all members have signed up to a minimum two-year notice period, ensuring stability and consistency across the network.

Spearheaded by the Network Team, which is headed up by Network and Operations Director, Glenn Baker, the initiative entered its final stages in 2023 with IT, Business Information and Commercial teams collaborating to identify and develop opportunities for Palletline.

Glenn said: “Palletline’s reputation for quality and service has been a key factor in attracting so many high-quality transport companies to the network.

“The elimination of subcontractors not only significantly reduces operational cost, but with every region now covered by a full member, our consistently high levels of service and customer experience have been maximised on a national scale.

“Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, Palletline is now in a position that every other pallet network strives to achieve: total membership with zero use of subcontractors.”
Palletline operates a multi-hub model, through which members collect pallets from local customers and exchange them at one of its strategically located regional hubs.

With full member coverage and volume levels across the sector predicted to rise by 3-4% year on year, Palletline is ideally positioned as it turns its attention to sustainable growth.

Glenn Baker continued: “Our priority in 2023 was to secure the stability and integrity of the network and build on the strength of our membership model. Coupled with our track record for high service levels, which remain more than 2% above the industry average, our network offers unparalleled solutions for those seeking a reliable route to market for their goods.”