Trailer Freight International joins the Pallet-Track network
The Wolverhampton-based Pallet-Track network kept things close to home to register its newest member shareholder, Walsall-based Trailer Freight International (TFI).
TFI is based just six miles from the central Pallet-Track hub and joins the network as part of its plan to accelerate its growth nationwide.
TFI was established in 1983 and operated daily freight services to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with two employees and a 5,000 square foot warehouse using contracted transport.
It now has 20,000 square feet of warehouse space and a thriving international freight forwarding division and was sold to Northern Ireland-based logistics company Express Distribution Services in 2015.
Although its growth has been impressive, its roots remain in the Black Country with the move in February of this year still within five miles of the company’s original home.
Allan Collins, Business Development Manager at TFI, is managing the implementation of the Pallet-Track contract, which goes into effect today (September 13).
He said: “We have been looking to grow our business in the UK market since TFI was introduced by our parent company EDS and that is exactly what we will help do by joining Pallet-Track.
“Pallet-Track is a proven entity with excellent credentials. It is a large, successful company with impressive growth and not all transport companies have the opportunity to join, so we are very happy to be a part of it.
“We are eager to make positive progress together. We hope this new partnership will help us create a mirror image of our operations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
TFI will cover part of the WS postcode area for Pallet-Track and becomes its seventh new member of the network this year.
Caroline Green, CEO of Pallet-Track, said: “We are delighted to welcome our close neighbors Trailer Freight International to the network. It is a company with an excellent track record and a clear vision for growth.
“The past 18 months have provided a unique set of challenges for us and the logistics industry as a whole, so recruiting the right members is increasingly vital to the continued success of the network. “