Turkish delight

When you have an event and performance has to be 100%, then a UK truck and driver can give you that reliability. 24/7 Exhibition Services (a Chambers & Cook group company) had a customer who required a full load to and from Istanbul for an event, and were concerned about the reliability of hauliers based… Read more

Palletforce leads the way with IT investment

Palletforce has invested over £1 million in its IT infrastructure as part of its commitment to providing a quality service. The Alliance system developed by Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, has now been rolled out to all of its members. It only took a year for IT staff at the member-owned network’s hub… Read more

1.2 million pallets and counting

During October 2015 Chambers & Cook’s Birmingham depot passed 1.2 million pallets handled through the Palletforce network. If placed end-to-end, these pallets would stretch all the way from Lands End to John O’Groats – and a good part of the way back, too!

Longer is better

Chambers & Cook is a founding member of Palletforce and transports some 600 pallets every night between our Birmingham depot and the Palletforce hub at Burton on Trent. Moving this volume of pallets requires optimal utilisation of our equipment; previously we used up to seven 13.6 m double deck trailers to carry the load. When… Read more

New Scandinavian Service

Chambers & Cook Freight has launched the latest of its European delivery and import services with the addition of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland to its portfolio of European countries. In addition to its daily services to and from Germany, Italy, Benelux, France, Spain and Portugal from the depot in Birmingham, Chambers & Cook will… Read more

50 years behind the wheel for driver Don

A GREAT-GRANDFATHER of six is putting the brakes on his lorry driving career after 50 years with the Chambers & Cook. Don Fisher, 79, joined Chambers and Cook Freight Ltd, in Witton, Birmingham, on February 17, 1964. Chambers and Cook Freight Ltd was set up in 1925 and has grown to become a worldwide distribution service… Read more

Croatia joins EU

The country’s EU accession treaty was finally signed in December 2011, after years of tortuous negotiations, and endorsed at a referendum the following month. Croatia took its place as the 28th member state of the EU on 1 July 2013.   For prices to Croatia based on our weekly trailer services contact [email protected], or telephone… Read more

China’s VAT reform

On 1st August 2013, China’s new Value-Added Tax (VAT) reform is extended nationwide. This reform implies the shift from turnover tax (Business Tax – BT) to a value-added tax across many industries and service types, including transportation services and logistics-related services. Many thanks to BIFA for the story – for more details on this and… Read more

Chambers & Cook deliver supplies for the Coldest Journey

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is leading a team of explorers to conquer the last great polar challenge: crossing Antarctica in winter. Their remarkable attempt aims to raise $10m for Seeing is Believing with match-funding from Standard Chartered, provide crucial scientific data and form the basis of an invaluable education programme. www.thecoldestjourney.org One of Chambers & Cook’s… Read more

More EU imports from Pakistan authorised

In order to assist Pakistan with economic recovery of it’s flood devastated regions, the European parliament recently approved a regulation to allow more goods to be exported duty free to the EU on a temporary basis. This measure will include linen, leather, fabrics, garments and ethanol. There will be caps on commercially sensitive goods. This… Read more

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