At Clarke Transport we appreciate that your products are not only valuable in terms of sales to your customers, they have a real cost to manufacture or purchase by your company, but we must always protect our drivers and Operators Licence by only carrying safe and secure loads.
We require you to consider the quality of the packaging of your freight. Although we try to minimize the handling of goods throughout our network, it is worth remembering that your freight will possibly be transhipped on several separate occasions including the collection, trunking, warehouse movements and delivery experience.
Is your product robustly packed to endure this amount of handling? Is your product stable enough during transit so it doesn’t deteriorate and become an unstable load? Have you considered every movement in the supply chain to your customer?
Designed to fit along the edges and corners of strapped or stretch wrapped palletised goods. An excellent addition to strapping and stretch film. Clarke Transport now carries edge guards to use in addition to your efforts to ensure protection of your product and provide customer satisfaction at all times.
We ask all our customers to carefully consider how their freight is presented for transit to the customer. Clarke Transport require products to be banded to the pallet, banding around the products and or 2 ply thick cartons and a good quality stretch wrap will in the long run save on potential damage that may be caused whilst in transit.
Also consider corner protection to high valued loads. We appreciate in transport, things do and will go wrong from time to time; we are only asking you as a valued customer to consider these potential issues and not after the event. Please think “WHAT IF?”
Once your account is opened and you’ve received your personal log-in, you have access to our Online Booking Service. Not only is your booking secure within our system, you will also be able to produce clear, concise delivery labels which will help us deliver your palletised freight, on time, every time!
Wrapping pallets in stretch film protects products from dust and moisture. Blown stretch film hand rolls are ideal for securing irregular shaped palletised loads. Used additionally to strapping make for an extremely secured load and provides protection from Inclement weather.
Clarke Transport understand how important your own documents are to your customers. To avoid misplacing these important documents whilst your pallets are in transit, we recommend you secure them in clear adhesive envelopes, and affix to your pallet.
To ensure the safest possible delivery of your products ALL Clarke Transport drivers and operational staff have been trained to DVSA standard in Load Securing for Road Transport in addition all drivers carry enough ratchet straps, stretch film, cardboard edges and the latest in product security in the forms of various trailer securing systems to help product your load throughout its journey. Ensuring our moto "Delivering Promises"
Bagged products always have a habit of compressing, which can lead to your freight overhanging the base of the pallet. As freight is being loaded and offloaded multiple times during transit, there is the real danger of the bags at the bottom being “snagged” by neighbouring pallets or lift trucks. We would recommend that you place a cardboard shroud around the bottom 2-3 layers and then use a strong gauged stretch film around a minimum of three times around to secure your freight to the actual pallet base and helps ensure a safe delivery.
Inadequate packaging is perhaps the biggest contributory factor to goods being lost or damaged in transit. Also, the Highways Agency reported over 22,000 road impact incidents caused by objects falling from vehicles. This is dangerous to all road users. Apart from generating extra costs and creating long delays, poor packaging reflects badly on your company and could drive your customers elsewhere. Clarke Transport driving staff are all trained on load security and what the minimum requirements are in relation to properly packed goods.
If we can assist with the presentation of your freight in any way or you would appreciate any further advice on secure packaging specifications, please do not hesitate to contact your local Depot Manger. Clarke Transport Training and Development Team are available to offer advice or provide training to your business.
We have been using the delivery service for 8 years, and in that time, we have built a good working relationship with both the transport office and the drivers and the sales team. We are notified by email direct off the traffic office if there are any issues with deliveries for example driver have run out of time or such like issues, Any delivery that is delayed is promptly dealt with and is sent for delivery the following working day.
All of the collection drivers that we deal with on daily basis are extremely helpful, patient and help where needed.
“Clarke Transport has been a breath of fresh air. They are a big company with a ‘Family’ attitude, providing a personal touch whilst achieving a very professional service. My staff has nothing but praise for the service they receive when contacting them”