The impact of lockdown on Transport and Deliveries

May 9, 2021

May 2021

Lockdown has certainly had a massive influence on the high street. It is sad to see such a significant drop in sales. This is estimated at £1bn+. However, the same cannot be said for online shopping. Recent data suggests approximately one in every five urban pounds is being spent there. No wonder so many pallet networks are no longer offering a next day premium service.


Because of Pallex UKs forward planning and future proofing business management strategy, and because of the reach they have throughout the UK, ROI and Europe we are still offering next day and premium service to all our customers.

The impact of lockdown on transport and deliveries

Its not hard to notice the increase in traffic on the roads with more congestion than we have been used to over the previous 14 months. In many ways it shows a return to normality and how things were pre-lockdown, which of course we all welcome. Unfortunately, this can also impact on delivery times. So we ask you to be patient with us as we meet the demands of surging online shopping and deal with the traffic…as well as regular drivers getting used to driving again!


To deal with the demand, we have now added a Renault Master to our fleet, and its great to see the Bottrills logo proudly emblazoned across our vehicles. To keep on top of the extra loads John, Joe and Karl are all doing their bit with extra weekend and evening deliveries.
Rest assured we will continue to offer you the best possible service. Once again our thanks for your loyalty and support and we look forward to working together in the future.

Please feel free to contact us about any of the services we offer that may be of  help to your business.

 Palletised freight
 Overnight UK
 2-day ROI & NI
 European / Global
Long- or short-term warehouse/ storage facilities
 Container devanning service for storage or onward transportation

You can email Joe or Karl at
For information regarding warehousing contact John


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