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Family firm beats big boys to Best Container Carrier of the Year Award

Yorkshire based haulier Ward Bros Transport has scooped a major accolade from supermarket giant ASDA for the efficiency of its service – seeing off big national rivals in the process.

Ward Bros Transport, a member of the Palletways network, has won ASDA’s ‘UK Container Carrier of the Year 2013’ award for its achievement in delivering lorry loads of supermarket products on time, often to highly demanding schedules and in a huge variety of traffic conditions. The firm transported over 5,300 lorry loads for the supermarket chain in the last 12 months, an average of 100 loads a week across Britain.

Steve Ward, Managing Director of Ward Bros Transport, said: "For a family-run business to beat the largest players in the industry is a real coup and shows the difference that efficient deliveries can make to a company’s profitability and customer satisfaction"

"In addition to our work for ASDA, we deliver 400 to 500 single pallet deliveries and collections as a member of the Palletways network."

Lee Hodgkin, Supply Chain Manager for ASDA, said: "This is a great achievement for Ward Bros and reflects the great service and commitment they have given us over the last year. Having our products delivered on time is essential to ensure we can meet customer demand."

Ward Bros Transport is one of over 100 members in the Palletways UK network – Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies who share each other’s resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

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