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Tuesday 04 September 2018

Matt Moore Joins the Business

We are delighted to welcome Matt Moore to Matthews Haulage.

Matt is joining our senior management team as Business Development Manager, to build strong relationships with new and existing customers to help take Matthews Haulage to the 'next level'.

Matt has been in the Transport Industry for 20 years and has worked both in operations and sales, so will help us to develop in all areas.

Welcome to the team Matt!

Matt Moore Joins the Business

Monday 23 July 2018

Pall-Ex are winners again

Pall-Ex are celebrating after being recognised with the Customer Care Award for the first time at the Motor Transport Awards.

The sought-after trophy was awarded to Pall-Ex due to its SHINE ethos, developed to enhance inter-departmental working and focus its team on improving quality and customer service to earn the title of 'number one pallet network for quality'.

Kevin Buchanan, Group Managing Director, comments: “This is an outstanding achievement for Pall-Ex and is a testament to the drive and vision of the whole team, who have worked hard to implement change across the company as a whole.

“We restructured our customer service department to improve our customer experience and raised industry benchmarks thanks to our new international capabilities. This has enhanced our entire operation and, coupled with the SHINE mantra, has allowed Pall-Ex to achieve excellent growth and retention rates.

“As part of our efforts, we have become the only pallet network to achieve accreditation for the industry’s gold standard - the new ISO 9001: 2015 quality standard, which demonstrates our ability to meet customer, statutory and regulatory requirements.

“So far 2018 has seen Pall-Ex celebrate a number of great successes and we look forward to building on this over the next six months.”

Pall-Ex are winners again

Monday 05 February 2018

Mark Ruffell joins the Operations Team

We are pleased to welcome Mark Ruffell to our Operations Team.

Mark has joined us as Traffic Planner and comes with 25+ years experience in the Transport Industry.  We feel very privelaged to have him on board, as we know he will be an integral part of the team.

He will be liasing with both customers and drivers, ensuring we maintain our high level of customer service whilst fully utilising our fleet of vehicles.

Welcome to Matthews Haulage Mark!

Mark Ruffell joins the Operations Team

Monday 22 January 2018

Title retained!

We are pleased to announce that we successfully defended our 'Top KPI Performer of the Year' title for the Pall-Ex network. This was inaugurated in 2016 when we won it competing against 100 other depots. Press release as follows:-

Matthews Haulage Ltd in pole position at Pall-Ex awards ceremony

Matthews Haulage Ltd is celebrating success after driving away with a coveted accolade from logistics giant Pall-Ex.

The firm presented Matthews Haulage Ltd, from Hertford, with the Top KPI Performer of the Year award at a prestigious awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre hosted by comedian Sir Lenny Henry, as it celebrates a successful 2017 and hails 2018 its time to shine.

The event also marked the organisation’s triumph in establishing itself as the number one pallet network for quality, having introduced operational changes to improve efficiency and load quality over the last 12 months, making it market leaders in damage reduction, and agreed partnerships with a number of big names.

The winners of the Pall-Ex awards were all selected due to their growth during 2017, compliance, quality distribution, communication and partnership with Pall-Ex.

Kevin Buchanan, Group managing director at Pall-Ex, comments: “We are proud of the contribution every network member has made to Pall-Ex over the last 12 months, which has enabled us go from strength to strength and firmly establish ourselves as the leading logistics network.


“It has helped to establish us as the leading logistics brand in the UK and across Europe, and as the number one network for quality, which we will continue to build upon with a number of measures we are introducing during 2018.


“We are delighted to present Matthews Haulage Ltd with our Top KPI Performer of the Year accolade, which celebrates their high standards and achievements during 2017.”  


“Our awards were established to celebrate those within our network who have gone the extra mile to provide exceptional service to our customers and demonstrated their commitment to Pall-Ex, while offering us a great opportunity to reward those who have helped us excel over the last 12 months.

“We look forward to the year ahead and hope this event has motivated our members to view 2018 as their time to shine.”

Nick Matthews, Managing Director at Matthews Haulage Ltd, comments: “We are delighted to retain the Top KPI Performer of the Year award we so proudly won last year upon its inception. It is a bone fide measure of our ability to perform at the highest level in all the departments of our business. To be the best out of 100+ depots is extremely gratifying and is a consequence of the very hard work put in by all of the team at Matthews Haulage Ltd.”

Pall-Ex Group was formed by renowned entrepreneur Hilary Devey CBE in 1996 and is an award-winning network of quality hauliers, which collaborate to deliver leading palletised freight distribution services throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. With its headquarters and central UK hub located right at the heart of the Midlands, Pall-Ex has grown phenomenally since its inception in 1996.

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Title retained! Title retained! Title retained!

Friday 05 January 2018

Matthews Haulage on 5 Live!!



Ten of our drivers recently attended their latest Driver Certificate of Professional Competence training course - Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP) !

Unfortunately the risk of terrorism is something that we all have to live with, and as evidenced in recent terrorist attacks commercial vehicles have increasingly been used by terrorists as weapons with fatal consequences and also horrifically large numbers of casualties.


The course run by Fleet Source, the training arm of the FORS Community Partnership (FCP) was attended and filmed by BBC Radio 5 Live, and three of our drivers were interviewed and appeared on their interesting broadcast regarding terrorism threat with the focus being on the rise of ‘vehicle as a weapon attacks’ (VAAW).


Our drivers were asked by the Five Live journalist what they had learnt from the training course and if it would affect their daily behaviours when at work. The feedback was extremely positive and all were in agreement that they would now further consider the possibility of potential incidents of theft, hijacking, suspicious activities, personnel and packages in relation to vehicular terrorism.


There were further broadcasts also on BBC Radio Solent and BBC Radio Kent who subsequently picked up on the event, and also ran further discussions including ‘phone in’ interviews from drivers and relatives of drivers who now consider the risks of VAAW attacks.


We would like to thank Fleet Source for the course which we felt was highly beneficial to all who attended, and without doubt the rest of our drivers will attend the same course in the future.

We would highly recommend this to all our fellow hauliers, to find out more about Trip please visit:-




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