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T.G



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 12 12:47 pm    Post subject: Pallet loads?  Reply with quote    

Palleted loads anyone got a good courier/experience or is this a good price 1200 x 2300 x 1000 up to a tonne 150?

Cheers

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 12 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Try Shipley.

misty07



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 12 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My old company I worked for started delivering for upn I may have a leaflet somewhere but I remember pallets started at bout 45 but 150 a pallet looks steep depends on distances I suppose

T.G



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 12 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Try Shipley.


I've used Shipley before not so keen on the bidding format.

It's traveling 560 miles or there about and there will be an element of regularity, plus there may well be some international need in the not too distant future so I'd like to use someone who I can continue with.

The quotes from palletline.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Baines Bros in Bangor charged me 55.00 to carry a ton on a pallet from South Wales up here to North Wales. I thought that was pretty good and they are part of a national pallet delivery service.

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

150 is really expensive if it is within the UK (excluding islands and Northern Ireland).

I would also say it depends on what it is. I used to pay about 70 excl VAT to transport hazardous goods (ADR driver required) on a standard delivery to Scotland. If it had not been hazardous, the cost would have been reduced. In think the haz-chem surcharge (included in the 70) was about 22.

Try Palletline, RH Freight, Crowfoots and even TNT.

T.G



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
150 is really expensive if it is within the UK (excluding islands and Northern Ireland).

I would also say it depends on what it is. I used to pay about 70 excl VAT to transport hazardous goods (ADR driver required) on a standard delivery to Scotland. If it had not been hazardous, the cost would have been reduced. In think the haz-chem surcharge (included in the 70) was about 22.

Try Palletline, RH Freight, Crowfoots and even TNT.


The 150 quote is with palletline, but I'll try some of the others.

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gosh, I never paid more than about 50 with them - frightening!

T.G



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
Gosh, I never paid more than about 50 with them - frightening!


The pallet size as I can determine from TNT's website is 1200 x 800 x 1800

Whereas the pallet size in the quote form Palletline is bigger, being 1200 x 1000 x 2300.

It isn't for hazardous chemicals or such it's for machinery.

Went



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wouldn't it be cheaper to get the bus (runs and hides)

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

T.G wrote:
Shan wrote:
Gosh, I never paid more than about 50 with them - frightening!


The pallet size as I can determine from TNT's website is 1200 x 800 x 1800

Whereas the pallet size in the quote form Palletline is bigger, being 1200 x 1000 x 2300.

It isn't for hazardous chemicals or such it's for machinery.


Our pallets were always 1200 x 1000 and the height approx 1200. Weight approx 1.1 tons and it was UN 1956 transport class 2.2 (so ADR) or if it was cyliners, it would be 1200 x 1000 x about 2000 and normally about 600 to 700 kgs. Same ADR

They are taking the piss with you.

Another one to try is Clarkes Transport - although, they are not as good as they used to be.

T.G



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gawber wrote:
Wouldn't it be cheaper to get the bus (runs and hides)
I'd doubt we'd get you through the double doors

Shan, they probably are taking the piddle a bit

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 12 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought the same as Shan but then didn't reply to this when I realised that my price list only relates to standard sized pallets (1200 x 1200). Our prices vary with quarter, half & full pallets, and where it is going in the country and how quick it needs to get there.

County4x4



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 12 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If the pallet is 2300 wide - then you'll probably find that they're charging you for taking up almost two pallets worth of floor space on the wagon. And if it's a long journey, then you'll be taking up that space on a number of wagons belonging to different members of the pallet network as it makes it's way to the destination. All those companies need to make a bit of profit on it.

Andy

T.G



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 12 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

County4x4 wrote:
If the pallet is 2300 wide - then you'll probably find that they're charging you for taking up almost two pallets worth of floor space on the wagon. And if it's a long journey, then you'll be taking up that space on a number of wagons belonging to different members of the pallet network as it makes it's way to the destination. All those companies need to make a bit of profit on it.

Andy


Those were the sizes they quoted to me as their pallet size. I merely asked about a pallet.

Besides, due to me knowing the destination I was satisfied with the cost I was curious to know what others thought and were paying

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