TPN – The Pallet Network — has signed Tamworth-based Time Logistics, which starts as a full Member on Monday 2nd March. The Midlands-based freight-forwarder and haulier has grown rapidly since its inception in 2014, and now boasts 80 vehicles, 130 employees and a wide array of air and sea freight customers.
Time MD Jason Palmer says: “We’ve never belonged to a network before but we have worked closely with key TPN Members for a long time, so we are very familiar with its systems and service levels.”
“We know that the network performs very well and we are already embedded in terms of technology and protocols,” he says.
Time Logistics already has a substantial palletised freight business, as well as 52,000 square feet of warehousing. Its specialist services include contract logistics, pick and pack, and container management. It also operates as an Amazon fulfilment centre.
TPN MD Mark Duggan says: “It’s great that Time Logistics, having seen TPN’s operation in practice for an extended period, has decided to move from customer to Member. It’s a testament to the performance of the network.”
TPN had an extremely strong year in 2019, and its already sector-leading service levels climbed even further with 22% of the network achieving 99%+ KPIs for every day of their 2019 operation.
“This is the year of our 20th anniversary and we have never had better Members, or a stronger operational performance,” says Duggan. “TPN has evolved significantly in the past five years and we will continue to set standards for the entire sector in the five years to come.”
Other recent signings to the network include Hambridge Transport, Big G Logistics and Toogood International. Like many of the 2019 signings, such as RT Page and Sons, these companies are well established logistics specialists looking to diversify their domestic services, and have excellent operations. New members have stated that the TPN onboarding process is excellent.