TPN – The Pallet Network operates a “Hub and Spoke” distribution model, based on the analogy of a bicycle wheel.
TPN Members, independent transport companies in their own right, collect pallets from their customers, consolidate and trunk that freight to the Hub facility at Minworth. This is then unloaded at the Hub and is checked, scanned and placed into numbered bays representing specific postcode areas within the UK, Ireland and Europe. Each TPN Member is a regional specialist with an allocated area.
The pallets are then loaded onto trunk vehicles destined for these specific postcodes and the vehicles return to the Members’ Depots. On arrival at the Depot, the freight is unloaded, checked and scanned before being loaded onto delivery vehicles and despatched for delivery.