Dobbs Logistics has left The Pallet Network (TPN) after 17 years to join Pallet-Track.
The family firm, which is based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, will start its Pallet-Track commitments on October 21 covering the majority of the TN postcode area, which includes large parts of Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
Dobbs Logistics is the third haulier this year to make the shift to Pallet-Track from a rival network, following in the footsteps of Garrett Transport, which left Palletforce to move to Pallet-Track in April and Clive Cowern Transport which joined Pallet-Track from Pall-Ex in March.
Stephen Morgan, managing director, said: “We had a good relationship with TPN for 17 years, but our continued business development required a step change to meet the needs of our diverse range of clients.
“I have been aware of Pallet-Track from its very inception when it was looking for new members to build the network. Then it was a good proposition, but it was the wrong time.
“Now, the time is right to make the move and build upon Pallet-Track’s collaborative approach which is very much in line with our needs and those of the sector as a whole.”
“With a huge emphasis on quality the business speaks the same language as us and we have the ability to regularly sit down with our peers to focus on long-term strategy across the south-east.”
Nigel Parkes, founder and managing director of Pallet-Track, said: “We believe in investing in our members and progressing together with shared ideas and the kind of commitment to quality rather than quantity and values rather than volumes. Dobbs shares that vision and we are delighted to be working with them.”
The addition of Dobbs Logistics to Pallet-Track brings the network’s membership numbers to close to 100 haulage firms.
Source: Motor Transport