Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

HDNL launches commercial transport model


Home Delivery Network Limited has added a new commercial transport model to its portfolio of customer services, designed to offer a UK-wide delivery and collection service.

HDNL Transport will make use of HDNL’s empty transport legs by offering this capacity into the market as well as providing temporary, overflow storage facilities at its central sort centre at Crick, Northampton.

The company hopes the service will result in a reduction of overall freight movements within the UK and will be offered on a one off or contract basis.

HDNL’s existing tractor units and trailers will be available for single loads up to 20 tonnes, with full or shared capacity for loose, palletised and caged goods.

Brian Gaunt, chief executive of HDNL, said: “Home Delivery Network has historically provided collection services from clients into strategically located hubs for sortation and onward distribution to a nationwide network of 58 depots. 

“The cost of moving goods to market continues to be high and it is important that we maximise the utilisation of our vehicles by offering our empty capacity to the haulage market. By doing this at competitive rates we are providing a way for HDNL to improve the overall efficiency of the UK supply chain whilst also making a significant contribution to the environment.”