Richard Read Transport and R & P Clarke Join UPN

United Pallet Network (UPN) is continuing to grow with the announcement of two new members – Richard Read Transport and R & P Clarke.

Returning to UPN is Gloucestershire based Richard Read Transport a company that has been in business since 1946.

 “Back together again!” said Richard Read – Managing Director, “The grass isn’t always greener”. I am extremely pleased that we are back working with familiar faces and a flexible reliable company for our nationwide pallet freight distribution. Since re-joining UPN, not only have we secured new business but we have seen the return of a number of Customers that we were previously unable to service”

Basildon based R & P Clarke has been in business for over 25 years. In parallel with its Pallet Distribution business R & P Clarke operate a highly successful contract haulage business and VOSA Testing station facility.

“We are delighted to have become a member of the United Pallet Network”, said Paul Clarke  – R & P Clarke, “We knew when choosing UPN over several other networks that we were joining a quality driven organisation which would quite quickly become integral to our business moving forward”.

This year UPN has established its position in the pallet network sector with its “Unique IQ” Initiative which homes in on the company’s distinct point of difference within the sector in terms of its “IT” and “Service Quality”, its unique IT support systems and infrastructure, and its focus on service quality excellence.

“I am really pleased to be welcoming these high quality members into our network. Being part of UPN means our new members will now have access to the widest range of UK next day and economy services for palletised freight,” Commented David Brown – UPN Managing Director.

 “They will also be able to send freight in the widest range of freight types, from 150kg up to 1,200kg per pallet.”

The UPN network is underpinned by an advanced web based performance monitoring system to provide customers with clear on-going visibility of all freight movements. Clients also have access to an online customer booking system, a track and trace facility and real time live signature capture.

“One of our strengths over our competitors”, said David “is our sophisticated UPN in house IT system, with live signature capture on both IOS and Android platforms.” 

UPN currently have over 90 members covering the whole of the UK, and European partners providing coverage throughout 26 countries.


For further information on this press release, or UPN in general – please contact:
Iain Parsons – UPN Marketing
T – 0844 833 0300 M – 07740 798575 E –

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