Palletforce founder member invests in new fleet
PALLETFORCE founder member R G Bassett & Sons has upgraded its fleet with a new truck in the striking branding of the UK’s leading palletised distribution network.
The company, based in Stoke-on-Trent, has invested in the DAF 18 tonne rigid truck as part of its ongoing vehicle replacement programme.
This particular vehicle will mainly be used for local Palletforce deliveries within the ST postcode area.
“By investing regularly in new additions to our fleet we ensure that our high standards of reliability are maintained,” said Claire Bassett, Director of R G Bassett & Sons.
“The new livery is very striking and it will certainly stand out on the roads.”
R G Bassett & Sons, a family-run firm established in 1897, runs a fleet of 45 vehicles and 80 trailers, including five double deck trailers in Palletforce livery that are used for deliveries to Palletforce’s 400,000 sq ft Hub in the Midlands.
“We are very proud to work with such a well-established and well-respected firm like R G Bassett & Sons and thank them for their continued investment in providing a quality service,” said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce.
“The sustained commitment of all our members is a source of great pride and is a driving force behind our success and growth.”
Palletforce is a network of transport companies who work together to make efficient deliveries across the UK and Europe. By working together they help cut the number of empty trucks running on the roads and reduce the amount of unnecessary journeys being made.
For more information telephone 08450 944441.
Photo caption: From left: Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce, Claire Bassett, Director at R G Bassett and Sons, and Laurence Bassett, Operations Director at R G Bassett and Sons
Palletforce is finalist in first aid awards
PALLETFORCE, the UK’s premier palletised distribution network, has been named as a finalist for an award celebrating businesses that lead the way in first aid.
The network has been shortlisted in the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards for the Business Services category which recognises organisations that go above and beyond to fulfil their first aid requirements.
“At Palletforce we work hard to go the extra mile in all aspects of our operations,” said Ryan Birchnall, Health and Safety, Quality and Facilities Manager at Palletforce.
“We are honoured to have been selected by St John Ambulance as among the best in the country for meeting, and exceeding, first aid requirements.”
In the past six months Palletforce has increased the number of people trained on a three-day first aid course from four to 15, and is above the required ratio of first aiders to workers.
Apprentices in the Palletforce Training Academy are also given the opportunity to attend a three-day first aid course, setting them on the path to becoming a first aider early in their career.
“This is a great achievement and something which could not have been possible without the commitment of our staff who volunteer to become first aiders,” said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce.
“We take our responsibility to our staff, and visitors to our 400,000 sq ft Hub very seriously, and it is fantastic to have that honoured by such a well-respected organisation as St John Ambulance.”
The award winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on Monday, November 19.
British Championship win for Palletforce
A karting ace from Chester has been crowned the British Champion with support from Palletforce and award-winning Palletforce member Edwin C. Farrall.
Dan Edwards, who competes in the national British Superkart series, is being sponsored by Chester-based logistics firm Edwin C Farrall Transport and Palletforce, the UK's leading palletised distribution network.
Dan, 27, from Tarvin, won the British Superkart Championship by three points following the final race at Cadwell Park.
"I have received great support from Palletforce and Farrall's. Earlier in the season I was racing in Ireland and had massive problems with the understeering. Farrall's had the kart in straight away and fixed it before my Grand prix race at Snetterton," said Dan.
"During qualifying at Cadwell Park I was caught up in a high speed crash but luckily my previous laps were good enough to earn me a third place start.
"There were some issues with the kart after the crash and the final race was the hardest I've ever done as I was wrestling it around corners but I managed to finish third which gave me enough points to win the championship."