UPN is pleased to announce the commencement of four important new Team UPN member partnerships which will significantly boost the strength of its nationwide network – Burcombe Haulage – HT Gardner Distribution – GS Couriers – POD Haulage.

Burcombe Haulage are an established haulage business run by the Batten family. Operating from St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall the company was started over thirty five years ago by Richard and Maxine Batten. Burcombe Haulage now employ more than eighty staff and run a modern fleet of more than sixty vehicles.

A large part of our success as a business is our staff, especially our hard working drivers and operations team”, said Burcombe Haulage Director, Stuart Wilkie, “We’ve built our success on service. That’s what attracted us to join UPN. Its clear and obvious that the network is fully focused on providing the best nationwide pallet freight delivery service possible. We’re very excited to be part of “Team UPN””.

Burcombe Haulage provide a wide range of haulage services including general haulage and ground clearance and related work. They will be serving TR and some PL postcodes on behalf of UPN.

Nottingham based GS Couriers are a family owned logistics company established in 2012. Known for their highly reliable nationwide services GS Couriers are also a partner member of the APC Overnight parcel network.

“It’s going to be a real boost to the GS Couriers business to be a part of the United Pallet Network”, said GS Couriers Group Managing Director, Richard Gettings-Smith.

“We have already established a strong partnership with APC overnight for our nationwide parcel business. We plan to do the same with UPN to grow our palletised freight distribution business”.

GS Couriers are handling LN and some PE postcodes on behalf of UPN.

Founded in 1993, Plymouth based HT Gardner Distribution have built a very strong reputation in the South West for provision of an excellent range of UK and Europe services.

“Gardners business has evolved by providing all our customers with the best possible distribution and delivery support right across the south west”, said HT Gardner Distribution MD, Kevin Gardner.

“Our dedication to solving customers problems quickly and efficiently has led to long term partnerships with many major companies developed over many years. UPN as a business very much aligns with our own company values, we’re really pleased to be joining the network.”

HT Gardner Distribution will be serving TQ and some PL Postcodes on behalf of UPN.

POD Haulage is a leading haulage company based in Wembley. Established in 2012 they provide a full range of haulage services across the UK to companies of all sizes.

“One of our key strengths is the inherent flexibility of our operation and the fact that we can take away the stress of deliver management”, said POD haulage MD, Emma Taylor.

“We operate a diverse fleet of vehicles ranging from small vans to 44T artics. In addition we run both box and curtain side vehicles. We have built up a wealth of experience and a great reputation for reliability. We are committed to meeting and exceeding industry best practices and are proud members of FORS. Joining UPN is a big boost for POD Haulage and one that we feel will take us forward massively as a business”.

POD Haulage will be serving NW and HA Postcodes on behalf of UPN.

“UPN continues to grow from strength to strength each year”, said Managing Director David Brown, “Our “Drive Service Quality” Initiative has really pushed forward both our internal and external reputation as a pallet network. We’re now a network that hauliers are now aspiring to join. We’re very pleased to have been able to have found areas to enable us to welcome these important new members to our very special network.”


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