UK Pallet Distribution Network

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Pallettracker is a trademark of Bartrums Road Services part of the Bartrum Group.

‘The Bartrum Group’ in its 90th year in 2019 is family owned and managed. Leonard Bartrum, grandfather of two of the three joint Managing Directors started the business with one vehicle in 1929. This was used to transport produce from local farms to the London markets from its location in Diss, Norfolk. Over the years he built up the business expanding into furniture removals and general haulage. The company was nationalised in the 1940’s and became part of British Road Services with Leonard becoming General Manager. In 1949 Leonard purchased back the company and it became Bartrums Road Services again in 1954. In 1966, Leonard’s three sons, Phillip, Roger and Roy took over the helm and continued to expand moving into bulk malt, flour transportation and general storage.

Dedicated distribution services commenced in 1967 for Boots The Chemists delivering products from Nottingham to their high street stores throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

In the 1970’s Trumbar Truck Care was formed to maintain the fleet of vehicles and trailers, this service was also provided to other local haulage companies. In the Early 1980’s dedicated deliveries started for Robert Horne Paper of Northampton and MK Electric based in Edmonton, North London.

Bartrums Haulage & Storage was also formed with the purchase of a 13 acre site in Eye, Suffolk which included 100,000 sq ft of warehousing.

In 2004, Phillip, Roger and Roy handed the reins of the company to the Third generation of Stephen, Shaun and Robert.

So Begins the story of pallet distribution. In 2004 Robert Bartrum was looking into ways to develop the business into other areas of transport, and pallet networks in the UK were at this time just starting to develop, Robert could see the opportunity working nicely with the other parts of the Bartrum group. Robert joined the pallettrack pallet network as one of the founding members in Jan 2004. The Pallet Track network first opened in 2004 with 46 members, during these early days they moved around 852 pallets a night. Now the Pallet Track network moves in excess of 14,000 pallets a night and now has over 100 members. The pallet distribution service portfolio is extensive and highly competitive, offering customers a choice of service options. With greater demands being placed on independent road haulage operators to provide quality services at home and abroad for their customers, Pallet Track provides a flexible link to cater for every delivery requirement. The network now has distribution centres in London, Wolverhampton and Scotland The Pallet Track operation is equipped to cater for the rapidly increasing volumes of palletised freight, all of which is electronically scanned and tracked.

The ideal solution for your LCL (less than container load) freight movements.

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