Davies Turner announced that it has joined over 700 logistics businesses, all members of the UK’s eight major Pallet networks, to put their combined fleet of 23,500 vehicles at the government’s disposal. Headed by the Association of Pallet Networks (APN), the networks have joined forces to offer their services for the express distribution of critical emergency and food supplies. Between them they have 30,000 employees, over 750 depots, and offer 100% national coverage by postcode.
Barry Hayes, Transport Manager at Davies Turner, said: “Collectively our sector has unrivalled resources and the individual companies are local experts with vast experience of express distribution and a key link in the UK supply chain.”
APN chairman Paul Sanders said: “The supply of emergency supplies for critical operations – not least ensuring food in our supermarkets and well stocked pharmacies and hospitals – is one of the most important aspects of protecting the UK public during this crisis.”
Davies Turner has been a member of the Pall-Ex network since 2005, covering the Dartford, Northfleet and Gravesend postcodes in south-east London.
According to the company, pallet networks are one of the most efficient forms of freight distribution enabling overnight deliveries of consignments of any size from a single pallet upwards. The company deems that this model is particularly important at a time when many users of essential goods are requiring small frequent deliveries of vital goods with many drop points within a given locality. In 2019, UK pallet networks delivered 26m pallets of goods.
Source: Davies Turner
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