Palletways Sales Award Winner 2017

For the second consecutive year D&P Haulage has won a sales award from our pallet network partner, Palletways.

 

We have achieved the greatest increase in input within the ‘Northern Region’ of the Palletways network by adding many new customers during 2017. Customers have been attracted to the business by recommendation, our huge resources and the level of service offered.

 

We have added features to our IT facilities such as delivery notifications and ETA’s that are not currently available from other pallet networks along with our fleet of over 60 vehicles to ensure seamless service levels at all times of the year.

 

We continue to invest in the business to maintain an excellent service in future.

Palletways Platinum Member 2017

D&P Haulage has retained its ‘Platinum Member’ status for a second year.

The award, given to the top performing members of the Palletways network was presented by the Palletways management team to joint D&P Managing Director, Paul Charlton at the latest Operations Conference.

The award demonstrates D&P’s commitment to providing and maintaining the highest levels of service to both its customers and the rest of the Palletways network.

2016 Sales Award Winners

D&P Haulage was recently awarded the 2016 Palletways network award for the largest percentage sales growth during the year.

We have attracted and maintained new business from our area showing that there is a strong level of confidence in our ability to offer a high quality service to the market.

We now have around 200 clients and provide small consignment distribution, full & part load general haulage and warehousing to a wide variety of business sectors. We continue to add new resources as required and now have a fleet of over 60 vehicles.

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D&P Haulage Gains Palletways ‘Platinum Member’ Status

We are proud to announce that we were awarded Palletways Platinum status in July.
‘The Platinum Awards recognise outstanding performance, operational excellence and first class levels of service for customers.’

Only the top quarter of Palletways depots can achieve this highly sought after accreditation. This demonstrates D&P Haulage’s dedication to constantly improve our service and to operate within the upper ranks of quality haulage companies in the UK.

In addition to this award D&P Haulage was runner up for the Palletways depot of the year being shortlisted in the top three depots of 106 members. It was seen as great praise for us to be nominated in light of only being in the Palletways network for just over a year. Our dedication to achieve the highest possible service levels was cited as a main reason for inclusion.

We will continue to compete to win the award in future years.

FORS Silver Accreditation

D&P Haulage is pleased to announce that we have now been accredited as a FORS Silver Company. This is a progression from our existing Bronze status achieved by meeting or exceeding the strict requirements to satisfy Transport For London’s criteria.

‘The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an industry-led accreditation scheme that aims to promote road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation in a way that supports economic growth and environmental targets whilst helping to improve our quality of life. FORS is a voluntary scheme that encourages sustainable best practice for fleet operators. At its core, FORS promotes safe working practices, legal compliance and a corporate social responsibility to improve the performance of fleet operators.’

  • FORS is only awarded to hauliers demonstrating the highest levels of fleet management with emphasis on the safety of other road users.
  • The FORS audit is an intensive test of how well we run our fleet in terms of safety, driver training, efficiency, environmental concern and many other aspects of quality of management. D&P vehicles are now fitted with extra equipment to improve the safety of and awareness to other road users.
  • FORS will soon be a mandatory requirement for delivery into some London boroughs, hauliers without FORS may well be refused access to delivery points in the future if they are not compliant.

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D&P Haulage Joins Palletways

D&P Haulage is pleased to announce that we have been appointed as the official Palletways member for Hull and the HU postcode area.

· Palletways is the UK’s leading pallet network with over 105 local depots each covering carefully chosen, manageable areas.
· With regional UK hubs in London, Leeds, Lichfield & Edinburgh Palletways is at the forefront of UK pallet network distribution easily managing high volumes especially through seasonal peak times.
· Palletways is the IT class leader for customer online services with a recently updated and comprehensive facility offering many unique benefits for booking and monitoring your consignments, these include track & trace and real time POD information.
· Palletways Europe serves 13 countries from 12 hubs with over 320 members, the group handles around 30,000 pallets daily.

In addition to our comprehensive local resources this partnership will increase the range of services we can offer and consistently strengthen our service levels throughout the UK and Europe.

New Additions

As part of our continuous improvement policy and due to increases in new business we have recently added new fork lift trucks from the Caterpillar brand.
We have also taken several new trailers from Montracon, providing extra capacity and two special liveried trailers for one of our major clients.
Our CCTV system has been upgraded and expanded giving extra security to our site.
Secure WIFI access fitted across our site has enabled bar code scanning and instant tracking of all network freight carried by us, this gives instant consignment entry as soon as the trucks return to base.
All of the above will help to maintain the highest standards of reliability and quality of service to our customers.

FORS Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that D&P Haulage has been awarded FORS accreditation.
FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is only awarded to hauliers demonstrating the highest levels of fleet management with emphasis on the safety of other road users.
The FORS audit is an intensive test of how well we run our fleet in terms of safety, driver training, efficiency, environmental concern and many other aspects of quality of management. D&P vehicles are now fitted with extra equipment to improve the safety of and awareness to other road users.
FORS will soon be a mandatory requirement for delivery into some London boroughs, hauliers without FORS may well be refused access to delivery points in the future if they are not compliant.

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Latest Developments

We are currently updating our fleet with new vehicles from Renault Trucks and replacement trailers from Montracon. This constant program of updating ensures that we have a well maintained, reliable and modern fleet meeting the latest environmental regulations.

Our warehouse management system enables customers to control their own stock, producing reports and stock pick requests, ‘First In First Out’ is now in place to ensure accurate stock turn over an online login facility.

Fleet Updates

As part of our continuing policy to maintain a modern, reliable fleet we have recently replaced 8 older vehicles with new units from Renault which meet all of the latest standards for the environment, our average fleet age is now around 24 months. In addition to the new units we have also taken delivery of an additional new slope top aerodynamic double deck trailer in UPN pallet network colours.