Awards event celebrates nation’s independent hauliers

Pallet-Track has handed out a truck-load of trophies during a celebration of the nation’s leading logistics firms, hosted by comedian Brian Conley.

The TV favourite entertained guests at the Wolverhampton firm’s Shareholder Gala at De Vere Cotswolds Water Park – an annual awards event that recognises members of the pallet network.

The event celebrated the work and successes of over 90 independent haulage companies from around the UK.

North Kent Distribution Ltd took home the coveted Members Depot of the Year Award, while Croydon-based ELB Partners Ltd were named Best Delivery Depot; both awards were voted for by Pallet-Track members.

Hub Member of the Year and Best Rural Deliverer were both presented to Suffolk’s Bartrums Road Services Ltd; Best Urban Deliverer went to Courier Logistics Ltd, and Best Use of Technology was won by Harrison Solway Logistics Ltd.

Celebrating success were Celkom Limited, whose team were recognised for Most Improved Sales, while a Special Recognition award was given to Daily Shipping Services Ltd.

Pallet-Track also handpicked 22 members for platinum awards due their outstanding contribution to the network in 2022.

During the event, Pallet-Track held a charity raffle to raise funds for local good cause Believe to Achieve.

More than £5,000 was raised for the Wolverhampton charity, which provides children and young people with therapy and counselling, as well as community and school-based workshops, to support mental health and personal development.

Caroline Green, chief executive of Pallet-Track, said: “It is a real joy for us to celebrate our collective achievements and highlight the work of hauliers who have gone the extra mile.

“Our network members have faced on-going challenges over the last year, with many still overcoming issues around the HGV driver shortage, on top of rising operational costs due to fuel and energy prices.

“Despite these challenges, our members have worked collectively to continue to drive the industry forward with our customer-focused approach to logistics.

“Thanks to the generosity of everyone in attendance we have raised a significant sum for a worthwhile cause, which will enable Believe to Achieve to provide young people with access to life-changing support and services.

“As a network, we look forward to the next 12 months and our continued success.”

Pallet-Track launched in 2004 with 46 members and handled 852 pallets during its first night of operation. Its shareholder members now move an average of 18,000 pallets per night.

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