The Pallet Network (TPN) has signed air-freight specialist and established general haulier Hounslow-based JGM Transport.
JGM is the brainchild of two brothers and has become a leading logistics provider in south west London within four years. It runs a modern fleet, mostly equipped with tail-lifts, and has 10,000ft2 of warehousing space.
“We approached TPN because we had expanded substantially and were well established in all our chosen sectors,” commented Falpreet Brar, Director, JGM. “The next logical step was to join a pallet network, and we believed TPN to be the best choice.
“We have extensive air-freight experience and we are a well-respected general haulier,” added Brar. “Therefore, we want a final-mile solution, as well as a less-than-half-load solution, both of which TPN offers. Furthermore, we want to expand our national profile and product offering, and TPN can help us with that.”
TPN has 130 depot locations throughout the UK, giving it one of the best postcode coverages in the sector.
Given its links to the air-freight industry, JGM’s staff are all highly trained, including Department of Transport’s cargo operative course completion (formerly Level D) as its minimum standard. The company also invests in extensive in-house DCPC, ADR, and licence acquisition training.
“Our association with the airport means that we have very high standards in terms of freight handling and meeting customer expectations,” continued Brar. “We bring those standards to our general haulage work and wanted a pallet network who would have similar operational rigour. Air freight is normally the poor relation of passenger air services, and most air-freight is tucked in the belly of passenger planes. However, Covid turned the business model on its head. Although the overall number of flights dropped, much more freight was consolidated into freight-only flights.”
This meant that JGM continued to thrive despite Brexit and multiple lockdowns.