TPN - THE Pallet Network
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TPN is THE Pallet Network
We have more than 100 member companies, all top regional transport companies in their own right, and 120+ depot locations across the UK.
We believe we lead the field in terms of performance, depot numbers and pallet volumes because we do not accept anything but fantastic service. Excellent customer care is at the heart of our business model.
If you are looking for utterly reliable pallet distribution in the UK, Ireland or Europe, you’ve come to the right place. If you want a network which has a zero tolerance policy to loss or damage – you’ve come to the right place. If you have unusual or bulky palletised freight which needs treating with care and must still get there on time – you’ve come to the right place.
And if you want a network which treats your customer like their customer, every time, prioritising great communication, great service and total satisfaction – you’ve come to the right place.
TPN offers a range of distribution and delivery services for palletised freight whatever the size of consignment, budget or required delivery time-frame.
These include next-day, timed or economy deliveries of standard pallets. It also offers a booked service for unusual freight, TPN XL, which is handled separately to the standard freight, and can be treated with the expertise it requires.
TPN Members comprise more than 100 of the best independent transport companies with 120+ depot locations across the UK. TPN also offers a comprehensive network throughout Europe and Scandinavia and we have a sister network, in Ireland.
All of TPN services are characterised by excellent customer service from the moment the job is booked to the moment your customer signs for their goods, whether that is business partner or a householder. All pallets which are collected by TPN Members will be labelled and scanned, giving full visibility of freight for all customers. Our electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) system is award-winning and our IT sector-leading. TPN and its Members all pride themselves on excellent communication, using the latest in technology and the old-fashioned method of picking up the phone.
Our Regional Hubs
TPN has two regional Hubs. Our Northern Hub, located near Preston, handles pallets which both originate in and are destined for Northern postcodes. This cuts mileage and service times, as well as improving the pallets’ carbon footprint. It sorted and delivered almost 300,000 pallets in 2017, making it the busiest regional Hub in the sector.
Our second regional Hub is in Northampton, and it has a pallet capacity of 8,000 per night.
The regional Hubs enhance both the cost-effective and environmentally friendly nature of the network as a delivery model. They do this by literally cutting miles from each pallet’s journey, meaning less fuel, fewer emissions, less congestion and road wear and, of course, less cost. We estimate that our Northern Hub takes approximately 200 miles off the journey for each pallet, or saved over one million miles in 2017, assuming each pallet was carried in a fully-laden double deck trailer.
The traditional pallet network model is designed to take standard pallets overnight. This means that Hubs are usually under-utilised during the day but more importantly for the customer, it means that unusual or bulky freight which doesn’t fit the standard profile is often treated as the unwanted guest. Most pallet networks lack expertise for unusual freight and do not prioritise its service. TPN has changed this with TPN XL – a dedicated, capacity-managed service for unusual or bulky freight. The Minworth Hub is now used during the day to take such freight with the time, care and expertise it requires and deliver it within pre-arranged windows. This is a fundamental innovation in the pallet network model and offers a much better service to customers and a more sustainable, sensible way of doing business for transport companies. TPN XL – the smarter way to handle unusual freight.
TPN. We are THE Pallet Network
When using TPN, you can expect:
- Utter reliability
- Excellent customer service
- A zero-tolerance policy towards loss or damage
- Full visibility of your freight on our cloud-based portal
- Excellent communication, with you, with your customer and between the Members who are collecting and delivering for you
- A full range of timed, next day, economy and tail-lift service options