The importance of track and trace in transport

The importance of track and trace in transport

Over the past year or so, you’ve probably heard the term “track and trace” regarding a very different situation. But here in the logistics industry, it has been a phrase that has been bandied around for many years now, with a business’ ability to have accurate tracking facilities in place giving them huge leverage over competitors.

As we’ve discovered the hard way, sometimes it’s crucial to have a clear idea of where something is and how quickly it’s travelling. This is especially true in the field of transportation, in which deliveries can carry huge expense and be of vital importance to those that either deliver or receive it. If your logistics company can benefit from track and trace, then you’re in pole position to receive much more business and trust from customers as a result.

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What’s the difference between full load and part load transport?

What’s the difference between full load and part load transport?

Let’s be honest, when delivering cargo through a haulage company you want the process to be as efficient as possible, right?

We get it. This is why, at John K Philips, we always look to provide clients with a streamlined service they can return to time and time again.

All too often we hear stories of how businesses receive an unfair deal when it comes to being charged for more space than they need. At our experienced and reputable transport company, we promote transparency. And that starts by providing you with more insight into the differences between full load and part load transport, so you can make a more informed decision.

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What happens in the pallet delivery process?

What happens in the pallet delivery process?

Here at John K. Phillips, we are proud of our pallet delivery service. Not only is this facet of our business one that is immensely popular with customers, but one that we have worked hard to perfect over our many years as a transport company. It is easy to see why it is such a hit with our clients and one that we often use as the driving force (pardon the pun) behind our operations.

Previously on the John K. Phillips website, we created a blog that focuses on how this service can affect your business for the better, so today we won’t go into too much detail about that. Instead, we thought we would tell you a little more about the process itself, so you can see exactly how your delivery gets from A to B when working with our talented team of head haulers. Continue reading

Why is road haulage so important?

Why is road haulage so important?

It’s dominated the news this week, and we’re sure you would’ve heard about it. A huge shipping container ship was wedged in the Suez Canal since last Tuesday (23rd March) meaning that one of the busiest trade routes in the world was ground to a halt for almost a whole week. At John K Phillips, this piqued our interest more than most, as we are a company that specialise in transport. Although we operate on the solid tarmac as opposed to over the seven seas, we started to imagine what a holdup such as that would have on our industry.

Luckily, we don’t have to! This eventuality is far less likely when it comes to road haulage, due to the plethora of routes available to our drivers so we can easily take a detour if there is a disruption to the primary route. With this in mind, let us tell you some other benefits to our way of transport and why road haulage is crucial in ensuring people around the world are provided with the products they need.

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What parcels are classed as hazardous delivery?

What parcels are classed as hazardous delivery?

In the UK alone, 2.8 billion parcels were sent last year. This figure is the most ever recorded, and while living in a COVID-19 world, it is hardly surprising. Limitations were placed on people picking up items themselves, meaning that posting was the only viable option for many. With more and more parcels being delivered, it is worth noting that if your delivery contains specific, potentially harmful materials, they may need special attention to ensure the safety of the courier and the recipient. As this fact goes under the radar, many unsuspecting people don’t call in a specialist to handle potentially hazardous goods.

At John K. Phillips, the haulage and delivery experts, we thought we would highlight some common hazardous materials that are found in your standard delivery. Continue reading

How could you benefit from pallet delivery?

How could you benefit from pallet delivery?

The transportation industry is busier than ever at the moment, but this is something we thrive upon at John K. Phillips. One of our services that has been particularly successful in recent times is our pallet delivery service. You might not realise it, but millions of items are transported from A to B by using pallets, they truly are the unsung hero of the business!

If your business deals with anything other than selling pallets themselves (the majority) then you may be wondering how they can apply to your business, and why they are so important, right? Here at John K. Phillips, we are on hand to give you some more information about the process and how perhaps your company could reap the rewards of using this particular way of transporting goods. Continue reading

How Brexit will affect the haulage industry

How Brexit will affect the haulage industry

The sad fact is, we still haven’t reached a deal with the EU. With Brexit feeling very real and coming into effect on 1st January 2021, the small possibility of a “no deal Brexit” that was on the table as little as a year ago, is now looking like the most likely scenario.

So what does this mean for the haulage industry? As we’re sure you’re aware, haulage to places outside the UK will look very different next year and incur costs that we have never previously had to deal with. After a year dominated by COVID-19 and a hugely different landscape than what we are used to already, Brexit presents yet another challenge that UK and European haulage companies will have to face head on. Here are some changes to our procedure that will occur next year.

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How haulage companies tackle the Christmas demand

How haulage companies tackle the Christmas demand

In many fields, Christmas is not only the most wonderful time of the year, but also the busiest! Unless you specialise in swimsuits and sunglasses, it is likely that your demand will be heightened during the December period, so it is important to keep organised and efficient in your service at all times.

This is especially true in haulage, where many companies are placed under more strain than usual, with a 20% increase in online sales and shipping in the month of December. Whatever your freight may be, if you run a high quality pallet delivery service or deliver Christmas gifts to homes (just like the big man himself), sticking to some basic principles will help you to deal with the increase in traffic.

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Qualities to look for in an expert haulage company

Qualities to look for in an expert haulage company

Many haulage companies are in a very privileged position. Clients place a lot of responsibility on them to ensure that their load gets from A to B in a way that is safe, quick and efficient. Often freight can be in huge volumes and can cost a pretty penny! This is why all haulage companies should strive for the best possible service at all times, to keep our customers happy, and to allow their workflow to continue as seamlessly as possible.

One costly mistake from your haulage company could mean that more people are put at a disadvantage than you might think. With this in mind, we thought we would bring you some of our most valued qualities in an expert haulage company…

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Keeping safe on the road during long distance haulage journeys

Keeping safe on the road during long distance haulage journeys

Long-distance journeys can be exciting if you have the company of your family and you’re off on holiday. But, if you are an HGV driver, you very rarely get the luxury of companionship, and you can often be driving across the continent for long stints, alone.

As a result, it is important you keep your safety in check and take the necessary precautions to prevent losing concentration and, potentially, putting the safety of yourself and other road users at risk.

With this in mind, let’s discuss how you can best keep alert behind the wheel…

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