- 18 September 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
UK pallet network TPN has signed up Basingstoke-based CWM Transport.
CWM Transport has been in business for the last two years and operated full-load haulage for major logistics companies like Amazon and FedEx/TNT. The business owners went to TPN as part of a plan to diversify its operations. The partnership began on 14th September.
The issue that made CWM transport go to TPN is that there was a sudden drop in freight volumes during the pandemic. In diversifying so the company can survive future shocks. Even so the company is growing quickly and has two more tractor-trailer units on order for delivery this month.
CWM Transport director Carl Wood said, “During lockdown we were still delivering for major customers but the only network we saw on the motorways was TPN. That told me which network to call. And a very profitable call it was. I worked as a driver for 20+ years after leaving the army, and I’ve been in and out of many Hubs. Some of the networks aren’t very professional at all. By contrast TPN’s Hub operation is very well organised,” said the director.
“We believe strongly in investing in the right tools for the job, and performing to a very high standard,” said Wood. “Palletised freight distribution will be a different skill set for us, but TPN’s onboarding procedure is so thorough that we’ll all be completely familiar with every aspect of it by the time we start.”
“We are very pleased to welcome such an agile and energetic young company to the network. I have no doubt they will be an asset to TPN and we in turn will set them up for success. COVID has shown us that the right pallet network can provide a lifeline not only to its haulage partners but also to those customers whose volumes fell below full-load levels. We have always believed that network freight should be one part of a wider haulage portfolio for most of our partners because that offers them and their customers’ maximum resilience and security,” concluded TPN MD Mark Duggan.