What is a pallet network and how does it work?

3 March 2021 | Road & Transport

Pallets offer a convenient way to transport goods. The standard size and shape of a pallet make it easy to load on and off vehicles, store and minimises the risks of damage to the items being shipped. It’s no wonder why so many businesses choose palletised freight! Not only that, there are distribution networks that are entirely dedicated to shipping palletised freight, making it one of the most efficient and quick ways to distribute goods.

Simply speaking, a pallet network is the infrastructure of transport that is used to ship goods to different areas. Collectively, it comprises of a collection of haulage companies, regional hubs and smaller depots where pallets are scanned and sorted for forwarding on to different areas. Members of the network usually have their own designated collection and delivery areas, allowing for an easy flow of consignments from shipping to delivery.

One of the most established examples of a network is THE Pallet Network or TPN.

What is TPN?

The Pallet Network

THE Pallet Network (TPN) is a great choice for many logistics companies to work with, as it has around 130 depots across the UK, as well as larger regional hubs in strategic locations. By using these regional hubs, it means there is less mileage and emissions, while also making it more efficient to move goods to any postcode. As well as UK distribution, TPN also covers Ireland and Europe, making it even easier to send consignments further afield.

TPN partners can make use of their sophisticated network and provide customers with many options for their palletised freight, including economy delivery and premium services such as next day delivery. In addition to standard pallets, TPN can handle bulky palletised freight too. With all consignments, there is a zero-tolerance policy on loss or damage, so you know your goods are in the best hands.

TPN uses an advanced IT system called TP Connect, and electronic tracking, so you always know where your consignments are and have peace of mind that security is a priority.

How TPN benefits our customers

LTS are proud to be members of TPN, as it means we can find the best solutions for our customers. We handle quarter, half and full-sized pallets, and get them to where they need to be, when they need to be there. Timed, economy or next day deliveries, we can always be relied on to get the job done.

The process couldn’t be simpler. Once you have your goods packed onto your pallets, you can arrange a collection and we do the rest! Using TP Connect and our electronic proof of delivery system, you can view your consignments from the beginning until they reach your customers.

When you use LTS for your palletised freight, you can be sure of unrivalled customer service at all times. We pride ourselves on finding the most cost-effective solutions and delivering excellence every time. If you want to know more about how we can assist your business, get in touch with us today! Call 0121 753 0080 or email sales@ltsglobalsolutions.com


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