Going Back To Basics

In celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Xs Transport has gone from a single van to a fleet of trucks with a warehouse servicing a large client base, Alan Taylor explains why the company has gone back to basics and turned its back on contracted work, writes Kevin Swallow.

WHEN I last visited Alan Taylor in 2019 Xs Transport had just moved into a new site at Grangemouth with a warehouse, bringing three sites into one. And the company was part of the pallet network business Pall-Ex.
It is a traditional route for a flourishing transport and storage business to take; grow the fleet and bring in contracted work to supplement the firm’s other business.
Not long after that visit, he bought Xs Transport out of the Pall-Ex agreement. “I was losing money,” the managing director said. “The pallet networks are good for some people, but it just didn’t work for us.”

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