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Working in Logistics

01 of August 2017 | By John Granville

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A job in logistics will require an individual to possess excellent time-management capabilities and first-rate organisational skills – could this be you?...Read More

A Good Use of Space Leads to an Efficient Warehouse Operation

19 of July 2017 | By John Granville

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Efficiency means profitability, so what can you do to improve an area of the business that often gets overlooked during periods of growth?...Read More

Inventory Control – Not Just a Notebook Anymore

12 of July 2017 | By John Granville

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Years ago, inventory control meant a hand-written ledger, meticulously kept by the warehouse manager – but those days are long gone.......Read More

Warehouse Safety Tips

05 of July 2017 | By John Granville

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When managers look at ways to improve their warehouse operations, there is one subject that always stirs a bit of controversy: accidents. Here’s how to avoid them....Read More

How To Make The Most Of Your Warehouse Employees

28 of June 2017 | By John Granville

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You have a profitable business, popular product line and a growing customers base. But are you optimised? This one trick is essential for optimising your business!...Read More

How Do I Ship A Pallet?

20 of June 2017 | By John Granville

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If you are looking to pack and deliver goods on a pallet, you need to know these basics first. Our friendly, experienced staff are here to help!...Read More

A Day In The Life Of A Road Freight Driver

16 of June 2017 | By John Granville

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Let us share a little about what freight drivers do and next time one pops in with your long-awaited load maybe you can treat them to a biscuit or two!...Read More

Effective Production Planning

22 of May 2017 | By John Granville

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A successful business provides their customers with the right goods at the right time. This involves maximising productivity, which requires a robust production plan!...Read More

The Future of Green Logistics: Sustainable Shipping

11 of May 2017 | By John Granville

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The responsibility of protecting our environment doesn’t just lie in the hands of the shipping experts as we look to make all our practices greener....Read More

The Future of Freight Transport: A Reducing Number of Trucks

28 of April 2017 | By John Granville

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For environmental reasons politicians and the global scientific community have pressed the shippers to reduce the number of one-way truck shipments. ...Read More

Optimise Your Warehouse Operations: 10 Tricks for More Efficient Fulfilment

25 of April 2017 | By John Granville

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As with your pallet deliveries, efficiency and reliability are key – and like any order fulfilment process, you need time to properly review all processes....Read More

Logistics for Small Businesses and Startups: Three Quick Tips

13 of April 2017 | By John Granville

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Smart businesses need smart logistics – no easy task! Here are some ideas on what your business can do to cut costs and and function with improved efficiency....Read More

How to Take Your Business Online (And do it Well)

06 of April 2017 | By John Granville

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Cute cats and school friend's aside, the internet is an astounding place to promote your products or sell your services. ...Read More

Survey: Most Important Factors in Choosing a Certain Pallet

22 of January 2017 | By John Granville

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Find out what pallet buyers look for when they’re considering buying a pallet. Check out what we learned from a survey by Modern Materials Handling. ...Read More

Pallets in Business and the Workplace

25 of November 2016 | By John Granville

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The courier industry like others is constantly in flux. Companies are constantly growing and trying out new strategies in order to optimise their business. Here are the latest trends taking hold of warehouses across the UK. ...Read More

Trends Within the Pallet Courier Industry

15 of November 2016 | By John Granville

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Companies are always looking to make their companies more efficient, and us pallet couriers are no different. Streamlining logistical aspects of our business as we continually refine the process of storing and readying shipments is something we’re always keen to achieve. With automation and reusable pallets being two major factors currently shaping the pallet world we examine how they might affect the industry in the years to come. ...Read More

A Brief History of Pallets

05 of September 2016 | By John Granville

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From their earliest beginnings to their impact in WWII and on to the current day, pallets have helped businesses and the shipping world thrive....Read More

Pallet Shipping and Other Essential Tips for Moving Abroad

08 of July 2016 | By John Granville

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If moving house is one of the most stressful things in life, then moving house to somewhere abroad is something that really can cause stress levels – and costs – to go through the roof. ...Read More

Brexit Planning for Small Businesses, Part 2: Unexpected Costs

09 of June 2016 | By John Granville

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We would like to continue offering paperwork-free pallet delivery to the EU, and while we can't guarantee this will be the case, we can guarantee that we are looking out for the interests of small businesses. ...Read More

Brexit Planning for Small Businesses, Part 1: Your Product

05 of June 2016 | By John Granville

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The vote looms, and some National Pallets customers are no doubt wondering, if we Brexit, will we still be able to ship our goods via pallet delivery to the EU without customs paperwork?...Read More

Considerations When Using a Pallet Courier for Foodstuffs

27 of May 2016 | By John Granville

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If you have large shipments going out the most efficient way of sending the products is via a pallet courier. But how do you proceed in packaging your goods to ensure they arrive in mint condition?...Read More

Pallet Shipping: Be Prepared

29 of April 2016 | By John Granville

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When a perfectly legal, properly declared pallet shipment is stalled in customs, the sender gets a helpless "WHY ME?" feeling. Sometimes, things are just flagged for inspection and it's nothing you've done wrong. ...Read More

Environmental Concerns of Wooden Pallets – Better than You Think

23 of April 2016 | By John Granville

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Topics like deforestation, carbon footprint, waste of natural resources are often cited as a reason for not using wood to ship products. But is the humble wooden pallet really so bad?...Read More

Women And Pallet Deliveries – Why More Should Drive Lorries

19 of April 2016 | By John Granville

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Have you ever had a female LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) driver picking up your pallet? No? It’s not surprising as only 1.2% of all UK drivers are female. In the US it’s slightly higher with 5.8%, but all over the world lorry driving is a man-dominated occupation....Read More

The Best Type of Pallet for Your Shipment – Part 1 Wooden Pallets

11 of April 2016 | By John Granville

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The courier service you called for same day pick up, has arrived. As this is your first time using pallet delivery, you want to know which of the different types of pallet is most suitable: traditional wood, plastic and aluminium. ...Read More

Pallet Couriers Recommend: Don't Make Your Own

23 of March 2016 | By John Granville

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The internet is full of wonderful ideas on how we can all make kilos of pounds a day going into business for ourselves. We would like to dissuade you, however, from going into the pallet-making or upcycling business. ...Read More

Which Material For Pallet Deliveries – Plastic or Wood?

15 of March 2016 | By John Granville

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So Wood vs. Plastic - what are the advantages and drawbacks of each material? Let’s compare the two based on the individual characteristics needed for transportation. ...Read More

Stamps – Not Only For Envelopes, Also For Pallets

07 of March 2016 | By John Granville

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If there is no stamp on your pallet it means that it has only been used for national pallet deliveries. However, when stamps are branded into the wood, each one has a different meaning. ...Read More

Pallet Shipping and Safe Lifting Tips

17 of February 2016 | By John Granville

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Even if you’re pallet shipping a piece of furniture just the once, improper lifting can lead to very serious back problems. Make the effort to lift correctly every time, because even if you don’t feel it in now, your back will definitely let you know in years to come. ...Read More

Pallet Delivery? Beware of Pests

13 of February 2016 | By John Granville

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In addition to ferrying goods, wooden pallets have also been known to ferry pests, and the problem has grown with the increase in international shipping of goods. Businesses that rely on pallet delivery need to be vigilant to avoid the risk of having their shipments held up or, worse, turned back for noncompliance....Read More