One of the leading distribution companies in the region has won a national award for excellence.


Palletline PLC scooped ‘Best Network’ in the Motor Transport Awards, the industry’s most prestigious event, held on 13th June at London’s Grosvenor Hotel. Palletline provides low-cost, effective freight delivery for businesses of all sizes across the UK and Europe. The organisation’s efficient model supports numerous Leicestershire & Northamptonshire businesses, enabling them to get their goods to market cheaply and quickly.


Palletline’s market leading service is made possible by its members, who are handpicked from some of the UK’s finest hauliers, including Stephen Sanderson Transport of Market Harborough.


Ed Sanderson of Stephen Sanderson Transport commented on the award win: “We’re proud to be a shareholder member of the Palletline network. The award is well deserved and demonstrates the high service levels that the network can deliver, time after time, to our customers.”

This year’s shortlist was comprised solely of palletised distribution networks, making the win particularly significant for Palletline and a confirmation of its long held status as the industry’s most highly regarded network.

Kevin Buchanan, Managing Director of Palletline, said: “We’re absolutely delighted. Our five year plan to clearly distinguish ourselves at the forefront of the industry has resulted in this award and everyone in the organisation is proud to have been judged against our competitors and recognised as the premier network.


We wanted our entry to communicate our commitment to quality and innovation – and above all – our members. It’s clear that our ethos was a big differentiator, including the fact we’re the only true co-operative in the industry. Plus, some market leading service level statistics didn’t hurt!”

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Palletline revolutionised the market by creating an innovative ‘hub and spoke’ based system – members deliver customer freight to their regional hub, where it is sorted and delivered to the addressee by a member based in the destination region.


This method creates significant operational and environmental efficiencies, and reduces the cost of transporting smaller palletised shipments long distances – ensuring it remains the industry benchmark today.


For more information regarding the services that Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd and Palletline have to offer please contact Ed Sanderson on 01858 466499