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APC Overnight Invests Ahead Of Peak Period

APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery firm, has made a £6 million investment at its Staffordshire-based national sortation centre, ahead of what is predicted to be the busiest period in the company’s history.

The investment has already seen APC Overnight acquire a 2.5 acre plot of land adjacent to its main sortation centre, which will increase the firm’s overnight vehicle capacity, to accommodate up to 92 trunk vehicles at any one time

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Pallet-Track are finalists

pt-hubIt has been announced that Pallet-Track has won the regional Best Use of Technology to improve Business Performance, British Chamber Award for the Black Country! We will now join the other regions to compete for the overall title. The winner will be announced on Thursday 27th November 2014!

Pallet-Track have also been selected as a finalist at the prestigious CILT Awards for Excellence 2014 in Freight Transport Best Practice Category – the winner will be announced on Thursday 2nd October 2014, keep watching this space!

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An Easter campaign run by APC Overnight at its Cannock headquarters has led to a sizable donation of arts and crafts materials to a local children’s hospice.AcornsEaster

Staff at APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel distribution firm, donated a variety of craft items, puzzles and educational workbooks over the Easter period to provide fun activities for the children and families cared supported by the charity’s Hospice at Home service. Click here to read more

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We took on the challenge and lived to tell the tale

Take a look at our mini video diary of the days events.

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Ben Nevis Challenge

As part of Courier Logistics 20th anniversary celebrations the Directors and Staff have committed, not one, but two teams to complete this years “Ben Nevis Challenge” which takes place on the 7 June 2014 . The challenge involves scaling Ben Nevis, a 25 mile cycle ride and canoeing 3km around Loch Lochy, yes all in one day!

The teams are made up of Directors and Staff from Courier Logistics and all are training hard to be
fit for the day! It is hoped that sponsorship for the teams will raise much needed funds for ‘The Children’s Hospital Charity’. The Children’s Hospital Charity are working to raise £10m towards the expansion of The
Children’s Hospital (Sheffield) through their make it better campaign, you can read more by clicking here. If you would like to support Courier Logistics in their efforts to raise money for this charity, please click on the link to our just giving page. All donations will be gratefully received and please leave a message of support for the teams.

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Mission Christmas

Misson Christmas

We are once again proudly supporting the fantastic ‘Mission Christmas’ cash for kids campaign. Not only are we a drop off point but we will collect donations from our customers free of charge and deliver the goods on their behalf to the cash for kids charity. We hate to think that some children will wake up Christmas morning without a gift from Santa, so please if you are able to donate a gift, drop it in to our Rotherham branch or give it to your collection driver.

Goods delivered 18/12/2013, letter from Hallam FM

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APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery firm, has appointed Karl Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Karl, who is from Doncaster, has been on the APC Overnight board of directors since 2011, having initially joined the network in 1998, when he founded his same day parcel delivery business, Direct Logistics, in Goole, Yorkshire.

Boasting a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics industry having joined the RAF’s transport department upon leaving school, Karl has since grown his business through the acquisitions of two branches of Express Logistics – in Nottingham and Stockport. Karl now oversees a business with a turnover in excess of £8.5 million. Click here to read on

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How the pallet is helping the modern supply chain to stack up

Nigel Parkes, managing director of Pallet-Track

Nigel Parkes, the MD of Midlands-based Pallet-Track describes how business has never been so good for the oldest technology in the supply chain.

To many people the pallet is a mundane, everyday item that is either illegally dumped at the road side, in a canal or used to build bonfires once a year. However, in real terms, the humble pallet simply makes the world go round Click here to read on

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Snow Socks

With winter around the corner and considering the good old unpredictable British weather, we are making plans to ensure our vehicles are as ready as can be. As well as the shovels and salt already supplied we have also invested in snow socks (not for the drivers feet and not of the woolly kind!!) the socks are designed to be reusable and are to be fitted to the vehicle tyres to create friction and keep us moving should we have heavy snow fall.

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20th Anniversary Think Tank

Excitement is in the air as we prepare for our 20th year of trading. From two small ageing vans and one big ambition to a fleet of 44+ vehicles, 6 core services and over 100 big ambitions. We are currently working on celebration ideas some of which will include staff and customers alike.

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