John K. Philips haulage services

Why Is Transportation Important?

A world without transport is one none of us has ever experienced in the 21st century. But why is transportation so important in the modern age?

A world without transport is one none of us has ever experienced in the 21st century. But why is transportation so important in the modern age?

At John K. Philips, we have been transporting and distributing goods for over 40 years – and we’ve seen first-hand the positive impact the transportation industry has had on businesses both big and small. Our extensive fleet of trucks work across both the UK and internationally to enable businesses to meet customer needs and thrive in a competitive environment. But without services like ours, where would businesses be today?

Has transport really improved our 21st century?

Well…yes. The world we live in today would not be possible without the use of transportation and the innovations that have come from it. Mobility, travel and economic activity depend on it.

Without cars, planes, trains and buses we’d struggle to get from place to place with the ease we do now. Millions of people depend on transport to go to work, home and to go about their daily business – can you imagine a world without that availability?

Transportation for business

Having constant access to transport has, without a doubt, increased economic activity. Most industries and businesses require fast and efficient transportation to deliver and receive goods and raw materials in order to maintain steady business and generate a profit Economic growth depends on the availability of reliable transportation – like ours – which allows trade to reach out to a wider spread of consumers.

Transportation for work

Transport provides many opportunities for employment – such as train drivers, deliveries, cabin crew, captains, pilots, conductors and people behind the scenes, in traffic control for example. Whether your job is in transportation itself, or you rely on it to get yourself to work – transportation runs through the heart of most people’s everyday working life.

Transportation for connectivity

If you’re searching for new work premises, we’ll bet one of the first things you look for is good access to transport links. Transportation is a great way to improve a location. Better access to transport increases a place’s popularity and therefore growth. It’s why so many roads and bridges seem to pop up everywhere you go. This reduces travel costs for businesses and consumers creating an easier way for us to get what we need – or go to it.

Transportation for convenience

Due to transport we live in the fast-paced world we do, where we can get pizza at 2am from a guy on a motorbike and run for trains at 8am. We’re able to order late at night for next day delivery from cities miles away, we can track our deliveries from the moment we order them to the moment they arrive at our door.

Thanks to transportation – the possibilities are endless.

Are you making the most of transportation for your business?

If you’re a business owner, perhaps you’re wondering whether you are getting the most out of the transportation available. Do you benefit from distribution on a grand scale? Can your customers track their deliveries? If not – then perhaps you should consider contacting us at John K. Philips.

We offer a range of transportation services that can take your business operations to the next level. Here are just some of our most popular services:

Pallet delivery

At John K Philips, we’re experts in pallet delivery and palletised freight, meaning that we can help businesses to deliver goods to their customers safely, securely and on time. For you that means peace of mind that your customers are receiving the goods as they expected, without damages, whilst keeping business costs low.

Unlike most pallet delivery businesses, we don’t charge by the pallet, but instead only charge for the pallet space you use, keeping your costs down and allowing you to streamline your business.


Over the years we have built up a strong reputation as one of the leading haulage companies in St Helens and the surrounding area. Offering flexibility to our customers, we can provide both road haulage services as well as bulk transportation across the UK and beyond. You can benefit from same and next day delivery in the UK, and we also offer our services for hazardous goods.

Full and part load distribution

We understand that not every business will require a full lorry for their consignment, which is why we work to save your company time and money with our part load service. We also offer full load services for those big consignments, ensuring we meet your requirements every time.

Track and trace

It can be daunting trusting someone else with your consignment, which is why we offer a full track and trace service with top end technology, keeping you in the loop at all times. For you this means that if we hit a snag or delay, you’ll be the first to know, offering both you and your customers full transparency.

In-house logistics

One of the most challenging parts of running a successful business is the logistics, which is why when you use us for your storage and distribution, you are also benefiting from our integrated logistics solutions. We have a team of logistics experts who are on hand to offer advice, planning and industry knowledge at every step of the way.

These services, amongst a range of others that can boost the productivity of your business, are the reason why we are considered a leading company in our industry. So, if any of our transportation services sound like something you’re missing – then contact us today on 01744 751000 or fill in our short contact form.




John K. Philips haulage services

History Of Transport

Planes, trains and automobiles – without the huge assortment of transportation options that we now use every single day, it’s hard to imagine how the modern world would function. From keeping to traders in business to helping us visit family and friends, the evolution of transport has been hugely significant, so with that in mind we’re going to take a look at it’s history.

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Pallet Courier

Safety in a Warehouse!

Health and safety is a high priority in any workplace. Warehouses, when properly managed, are safe working environments; there are many potential threats, but all are avoidable. Warehouse health and safety standards are well established and designed primarily to avoid accidents and injury and secondly to minimise the effects should anything go wrong. Listed below are some key considerations to ensure you get through the day accident free.

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Teddy’s Warehouse Related Accident

Fork lift driver Teddy is due to finish his shift. He’s just received a saucy text from his girlfriend and wants to get home ASAP. Using mobile phones while working on the fork lift truck is against the rules, but everyone seems to do it anyway and Teddy’s the most proficient driver at Chemicals Ltd; if anyone can text and drive, it’s him. Carelessly, he leaves his current load – palletised barrels of chemical waste – on a walkway in a blind spot.

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The Warehouse Distribution Process

Within this post we will be discussing the warehouse distribution process. This is a process that can change depending on each company, but the over all concept stays the same.

It begins with the collection; all items that the business wish to have and sell are picked up and received by the company. This enables them to be put up for sale by the company and eventually it will result in an income for the business.

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New Food Standard Warehouse.

Over the last 2 months, we have had our ‘A’ Shed converted from a standard warehouse unit into a Food Standard Warehouse.

This has meant using a variety of professional tradesmen to build new walls, seal and insulate the ceiling, shot blast the floor, clean and paint all walls and steelwork structures and seal the floor with a high grade floor sealant.

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New Appointments within John K Philips

We are pleased to announce that John Hardman and Karen Barker have been appointed Operations and Assistant Operations Managers within the Company. These are challenging positions, but they have both proved, over the years, that they are capable of facing up to the challenges in the industry and we know they can take the Company another step forward.

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Celebrating Jack’s 18th Birthday

Jack Robert Cardwell – Coming of Age

Jack, who is an apprentice employee at the John K Philips Group Limited, St. Helens, was 18 on Sunday the 26th July 2015 but started his celebrations way before then. The first week in July he spent 7 days with friends, party-ing in Turkey between the 2nd and 9th. Then, on the Friday before his Birthday, there was a mini celebration held in the offices with all his work colleagues (see photograph) before finishing work and having a wonderful weekend with all his mates doing everything an 18 year old would do.

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