TPN strikes gold again with new Member Hampson Haulage


TPN – THE Pallet Network has signed another excellent regional haulier, Hampson Haulage, and continued its extraordinary success at attracting first-rate, new-to-network companies.

West Bromwich-based Hampson Haulage is very well established as a ‘bespoke’ general haulier, offering Hiab, flatbed and curtainsided vehicles for a wide range of dedicated loads. Its management recently decided to include palletised freight distribution in its offering in order to give customers a more complete service.

“Diversifying into pallet network business allows us to offer something new, yet complementary to our existing clients,” says director Paul Hampson. “We can now offer a cost-effective service for small consignments and part-loads as well as the dedicated haulage we’re known for.”

Hampson says that the choice of network was not hard, because various hauliers recommended TPN. “I am active within the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and various hauliers I met at RHA events said that TPN was a good network and would do well for our company.

“Finding a network you can trust with your goods is hard because your customers are depending upon the other Members’ performance,” he says. “We have built a strong reputation for quality of service, so it was important to me that other hauliers could vouch for TPN’s high service standards.”

Although Hampson officially became a full TPN Member on the 9th March 2020, the team has worked with the network under a service level agreement this year, to give them a chance to assess the network from the inside and ensure it is all they could expect.

Hampson says his three tenets of business are service excellence, only using trusted partners and drivers, and effective communication – and he feels that TPN shares these principles.

TPN MD Mark Duggan says: “We are delighted to have Hampson Haulage on board and even more so that our own Members are recommending us to friends and colleagues in the industry.

“Our Members work with the Hub and each other every day, and they are the ultimate judge of whether we serve their customers and their businesses. Their recommendation means the world to us.”

TPN is celebrating its 20th year of trading in 2020, and Duggan says the network has never been stronger. “We had an exceptional year in 2019 and we are already surpassing those standards, operationally and in terms of recruitment.

“We have a very strong pipeline of interest from potential Members, mainly because joining TPN doesn’t require a leap of faith. It’s good business sense because we have a sound business plan based on helping our Members to succeed and delivering excellence to their customers.”

Recent signings to the network include Time Logistics, Hambridge Transport, Big G Logistics and Toogood International. Like many of the 2019 signings, such as RT Page and Sons, these companies are well established logistics specialists looking to diversify their domestic services, and have excellent operations. New members have stated that the TPN onboarding process is excellent.

Any hauliers who would like to know more about TPN Membership can contact network development manager Mark Barlow [email protected] in complete confidence.