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Arduous Argentina as Tanak Returns to Action
After an action-packed Rally Mexico last month, where his Ford Fiesta RS WRC was submerged in a lake for over 10 hours, Palletforce-backed rally driver Ott Tanak is hoping for a quieter return to the FIA World Rally Championship at Rally Argentina this weekend.
However, the fourth round of the World Series is a huge challenge and features everything from fast roads across the vast plains to rocky mountain passes high above the clouds.
Estonian Tanak has put his Mexican adventure well behind him and has spent the last few weeks testing his M-Sport team's new 2015 specification car – so he's well up to speed.
But this weekend's event is steeped in rally history for being able to throw everything at crews. Weather can be unpredictable and the range of roads and conditions is extremely diverse. And one of the most arduous stages comes on the final day when Tanak and co-driver Raigo Molder tackles the iconic El Condor test.
Rising high above the clouds, the pair will race through a lunar landscape around huge boulders and through river beds – accompanied by the soaring condors which the stage is affectionately named after.
"This break has been too long for me and it's made me really hungry to drive again," said Tanak. "We did some testing with the new car after Mexico, but I can't wait to be back competing again.
Allnet, the alliance of networks, are exhibiting at Transport Logistics
Allnet, the alliance of networks, are exhibiting at Transport Logistics
Transport Logistics, takes place in Munich from Tuesday 5th May – Friday 8th May 2015.
Visit Allnet in Hall A5, Stand 231
Transport Logistic is an international logistics event with 2,000 exhibitors and more than 52,000 visitors. For more information, please visit http://www.transportlogistic.de/en/Visitors
Palletforce to showcase services at national CV show
Palletforce will be showcasing its award winning network and services for the fifth consecutive year at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham's NEC.
The Show, which runs from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th April, is the largest and most comprehensive road transport and logistics event staged in Britain.
During the show, visitors will be able to discover more about Palletforce's European services including the 48 hour express German service, in collaboration with ALLNET (Alliance of Networks).
Dave Holland, Sales and Marketing Director at Palletforce, said: "The Commercial Vehicle Show is a major showcase for the entire UK road freight transport and logistics industry and attracts more visitors than any other exhibition of its kind in the UK, so we are delighted to be exhibiting again this year."
ALLNET is a partnership of Europe's leading networks who are all specialist in delivering palletised freight.
The super-network brings together 17,000 vehicles, 18 hubs in 42 countries, delivering nine million pallet loads of freight each year.
"We have continued to expand our services in the past 12 months including our direct German service, which is a fantastic addition to our European offering and one we are looking forward to showcasing at the CV Show in April."
Hundreds of exhibitors will be attending this year's show, including some of the biggest names in the transport industry. Visitors will be able to find Palletforce in Hall 4, stand number F100.
Palletforce delivers industry first
PALLETFORCE, the leading palletised freight network continues to build on the back of its multi-million pound, patented IT investment by giving all members access to its unique ARC (Arrived - Recorded - Confirmed) facility.
The innovative new software is an extension of the Palletforce-owned Alliance IT system, giving all 100 members complete transparency of trunking across the whole network.
ARC, which went live at the end of February, gives members complete visibility of vehicle movements, showing when vehicles depart and arrive at hubs and depots in real-time.
"This technology is unique to Palletforce, sharing with members a live view of our entire trunking operation, including individual pallet movements," said Dean Hughes, IT Director at Palletforce.
"To deliver our industry leading service, the hub handles thousands of pallets every night, working to a strict schedule that everyone has to adhere to. ARC works like an air traffic control system – allowing Palletforce to dynamically plan the evening operation as well as removing the mystery of what happens once a vehicle leaves a member's site. We are making the hub operation transparent by sharing arrival, unloading, loading and departure times with members, which enables them to plan their operations better and be more efficient, ultimately reducing their costs."
Michael Conroy, Chief Executive Officer at Palletforce, said: "This is an industry first and we are extremely proud and confident of the way we manage our world-class hub and fantastic network. Now our members can see in great detail and in real time the performance of the hubs and critically their own trunking.
"Our continuous and pioneering IT investments underpins our ongoing commitment to technology and innovation. This sets us apart from our competitors and offers greater piece of mind to all of our members."
Palletforce celebrates its 22 millionth pallet milestone
Palletforce is celebrating another major milestone after handling its 22 millionth pallet at its world class hub in Burton-upon-Trent.
The UK and Europe's leading palletised network, which is one of the youngest pallet networks at only 14 years old, broke the 22 million mark during the last week of February, just months after hitting 20 million pallets in June last year.
The figure comes off the back of a year of achievements for the network, including continuous investment in technology and infrastructure ensuring that Palletforce offer members and their customers a market leading quality service.
Stephen Fagan from founding Palletforce member, Fagan and Whalley, commented, "who would have thought that 14 years ago in an old aircraft hanger in the Midlands with 560 pallets on our first night, which was a record for a start-up, that we would reach the 22 million pallet milestone in a state of the art, purpose built hub, the envy of the sector."
Palletforce founder member, R G Bassett invests in Palletforce Fleet
Fifth generation family business R G Bassett & Sons has invested in new Palletforce liveried trucks following a sustained period of substantial growth in its palletised distribution operations.
The Stoke-on-Trent based haulier has enhanced its local delivery capabilities by introducing new Isuzu 7.5T rigid trucks into its 50-strong fleet. These particular vehicles, with their striking orange Palletforce branding, will be used mainly within the ST postcode area.
"We are delighted to have made these additions to our fleet, which form part of a significant number of investments in vehicles and trailers which are currently being made following a couple of good years of trading by our company," said Ashley Bassett, joint Managing Director at R G Bassett & Sons.
"Pallet volumes have grown 20 per cent year-on-year for the last two years and we are taking the necessary actions to ensure that we have adequate resources in place to sustain the level of quality assured services that our most valued customers have rightly come to expect from us."
Palletforce sets the Pace
PALLETFORCE, the UK and Europe's leading palletised distribution network, has welcomed new shareholder member Pace Logistics to its network.
Pace Logistics joined the award winning network in February covering selected Manchester postcodes.
The move by Pace Logistics underlines Palletforce's attraction to many of the UK's leading transport companies keen to align themselves with its quality leading service, market leading technology and a clear commitment to investing in its network across the UK and Europe.
Greg Thurston, Managing Director of Pace Logistics, said: "As a company we are dedicated to combining logistics and cutting edge technology to offer quality services to our customers, and therefore Palletforce naturally was our first choice – Palletforce offers its members a perfect solution – market leading technology, a strong membership base and a quality service at every level throughout the network and across Europe."
Michael Conroy, Chief Executive Officer of Palletforce, added: "We have a clear strategy on providing outstanding quality service for our members and their customers, built upon years of major investment in infrastructure and technology – we have the best network in the sector and we will continue to add only the highest quality companies that can meet our members' exacting requirements, and Pace Logistics have demonstrated the same commitment to quality and passion for excellent service that runs throughout Palletforce.
"By putting service, quality and our members first, our ongoing success is guaranteed, and the continued growth of Palletforce means that the network is continually evolving adding only the best transport companies who share our ethos."