Who Are APC?

Who Are APC?

To ensure your logistics are handled with the highest quality care and attention, YDL works with a variety of delivery networks and depots. These partners provide a wide range of delivery options to the customer with incredible reliability and consistency.

As a part of the esteemed Blue Chip APC Overnight Delivery Network, we’re able;e to provide incredible and reliable logistics on a national level without sacrificing our stellar service.

Learn all about our partners at APC, the services they allow us to provide and their history below with YDL.

Who is APC?

Founded in 1994, APC is built upon the foundation of many incredibly experienced delivery companies committed to providing a leading overnight service for the UK. APC, and by extension its partner network, grow via a consistent commitment to the latest technology and finding new, efficient ways to bring the materials and products the nation needs to the warehouses of the world.

APC have been the recipients of countless awards thanks to their continued commitment to safety and high-quality service. These include:

  • 2x ‘Business Of The Year’ from the Express & Star
  • 2013 National Courier Association’s Best Parcel Delivery Network
  • 2017 Corporate Safety Award from the National Courier Awards
  • 2017 Bronze RoSPA award in recognition of the safety measures undertaken by APC and the employees within
  • 2013 ‘Network Of The Year’ at the prestigious Motor Transport Awards, thanks to their work in the 2012 London Olympics

What does APC offer?

APC provides YDL with the capacity to complete efficient and affordable overnight tracked deliveries for our customers. This logistics service is vital for many businesses, where fast delivery and an orderly supply chain are critical for ensuring they continue to compete in their market. APC also allows us to work across 155 independent depots around the country and work within unique delivery requirements. From time-critical deliveries to international and fragile delivery services, APC provides us with the ability to meet your logistics needs every time.

Learn More About APC

We have more guides covering the logistic services we provide with APC in-depth here on our site. Learn more about the benefits of choosing a renowned APC-backed logistics provider with more of the content available here on our site.

Interested in our services provided under the APC network? YDL is a leading logistics provider working internationally to ensure your operations run smoothly without sacrificing our quality service. From overnight tracked APC delivery to handling hazardous materials with the Hazchem Network, YDL works with various networks to provide you with a quality service every time.

Contact YDL today via email or telephone to ensure your business excels in the logistics department, or browse our services pages to learn more about what we offer.

 

YDL Helping Hand

YDL Lends a Helping Hand

This past year hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for logistics. COVID-19 and issues in the Suez have affected many depots across the country. But, we’ve come out the other side stronger here at YDL with little impact on the day-to-day logistics needs of our customers. As we continue to grow, we know how important it is to support local businesses – especially in our industry.

Learn more about what YDL is doing to help here.

Nationwide Express Parcels

YDL works closely with multiple depots and logistic companies as a part of The Pallet Network. This collaborative network of British logistic providers allows the UK logistics industry as a whole to benefit from each other’s strength and provide fast, competitive logistics on a local level.

One member of TPN, Nationwide Express Parcels (NEP), was hit by a sudden spike in work in their region of Glossop. Such a rapid increase was unexpected, even as we come out of this pandemic.

YDL MD Paul McLaren quickly realised NEP would not have the resources to deal with their growing backlog single-handedly. Therefore, it was time to get a team together. YDL enlisted the help of fellow TPN members LPC and McDowell Haulage and Distribution to form a compliment of 11 vehicles and drivers.

On an early Saturday morning, the fleet assembled at NEP depot to begin assistance. It quickly became apparent that the team offered to NEP incredible efficiency, meaning only three drivers would be needed that Saturday. As the rest stood down, it was clear YDL had lived up to the TPN Partner Powered Alliance Mantra.

One Team, TPN!

York Against Cancer

New Truck Day is often widely celebrated at YDL. A shiny new symbol of our continued support for UK logistics is worth cheering about after all. This time, however, it felt even sweeter. YDL prides itself on supporting the local community in York. We’re always looking to give back wherever and however we can.

Next time you see one of our trucks heading out from the depot or into your business,  keep your eyes peeled for a new logo on the cab. Our new truck proudly displays the logo of local charity ‘York Against Cancer.’ We hope to spread awareness of the team’s great work across York and the UK at large. According to studies, during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 45% of those with cancer symptoms were unable to see a GP. So let’s set that right however we can.

 

Our excellent connections through the TPN network allow us to offer unique logistics opportunities to UK businesses – including overnight and same-day delivery. Via this or through awareness, YDL is here to help. Learn more about our services and stay updated on our social channels to make sure you never miss a thing.

Local Logistics Explained

How Local Logistics Keeps Clients Happy

The local logistics of many businesses is n-‘Ever Given’ the spotlight it deserves. Terrible puns aside, the fiasco at the Suez Canal makes it clear that international logistics is a delicate house of cards. When your international system falls apart, ensuring you have a local logistics provider who’s ready to do their part to keep your business operating as effectively as possible can massively reduce the stress deliveries and supplies can often bring.

YDL is one of the largest independent carriers of parcels and pallets in Yorkshire and the North East.  With the logistics options we offer we firmly believe we can keep our clients happy, no matter what happens on a global scale. If that’s got your attention, learn more about our services here at YDL below.

YDL Time-critical Deliveries

YDL works closely with multiple delivery networks in order to easily meet clients’ needs for fast and reliable delivery. APC Overnight Tracked Delivery is just one of the services we offer that easily allows us to offer an efficient and easily monitored delivery service you can depend upon at any moment. When international complications arise, you want your national inventory moved to the right places as soon as possible. APC Overnight Tracked Delivery ensures customers orders are still delivered and your business can operate smoothly as possible whilst the situation is resolved. If you need logistics sorted quickly on a local level, YDL is the provider to trust.

YDL Pallet Services

Finding a local pallet delivery service you can depend upon is a tough task. Unless, of course, you choose YDL. We work closely with TPN pallet network to offer over 100 depots across the UK for efficient storage and delivery. We offer incredible flexibility not even most international logistics providers can bring to the table. from dedicated day to next day, we’re confident our pallet delivery options can be tailored to meet your supply and inventory needs. When international services come to a standstill or complications arise, you can rest assured knowing your local supply needs are being met as efficiently as ever.

YDL Hazchem Delivery

As we’ve discussed in our Hazchem shipping guide prior, we work closely with the Hazchem Network to provide you with the sophisticated delivery service you need to transport hazardous materials on a national level. This is a service few provide and out of the few that do you can rest assured you’re getting the best when you trust The Hazchem Network, winner of ‘The Logichem European Supply Chain Project of the Year’. We’re able to offer time-critical delivery of supplies few can deliver at all, alongside tail lift services from a 100% compliant ADR fleet.

YDL hopes this guide has shown you exactly how we keep our clients happy with consistent, efficient and excellent delivery – regardless of international events. If your business is interested in our vast array of delivery options, contact us today or browse the rest of our site for more info.

Top Logistics Lessons 2021

Why You Need Professional Logistics For 2021

2020 was certainly a tumultuous year, filled with surprises and incredible changes that have no doubt led your business down a very different path than the one you began upon in January. If 2020 has taught UK business anything, it’s the importance of logistics to stay afloat. There’s no doubt an unprecedented amount of businesses that will have locked down for good, so to speak, without an eCommerce platform and delivery service. As the very last Christmas presents find their way to their new homes, and we prepare for the finale of this year of twists and turns, let’s recap the lessons 2020 has taught us and how a professional logistics team like YDL can make 2021 just that much easier for your business.

1.      Logistical Needs Can Change At A Moment’s Notice

From supply shortages to increased delivery demand, every aspect of the logistical chain can change at a moment’s notice. This is true regardless of current events, but a global pandemic has indeed highlighted this unavoidable truth for businesses across the UK. Your logistical needs will change, and you need a delivery partner ready to adapt with them. As lockdowns continue into early next year, thankfully with a vaccine in sight, trust our vast array of shipping options here at YDL. For top-quality shipping, including Hazchem and pallet shipping, contact us today.

2.      Current Events Impact Logistics

Obvious, but vital to remember. Your business might be dealing with agriculture, but the current medical crisis will affect it. You need to be prepared as a business to stay in tune with the world around you to ensure you can continue to operate efficiently and effectively no matter what changes 2021 will bring. For example, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit leaves future trade and shipping between the UK and the EU in a serious state of uncertainty. Allow logistics experts to handle the headaches, so you can continue to deliver to your customers the best products around.

3.      Customers Demand Quality Logistics

Next-Day, Same-day, Yesterday, customers want their items as soon as possible. COVID has shown us that the seller that can get items out the quickest will always prevail. Just look at the fiasco around the PS5 and Series X launch. Passionate customers are willing to pay thousands on top of the retail price to third-party sellers due to a lack of stock. Shipping complications in this eCommerce-dominated world will cost you countless sales. Every out-of-stock item, week-plus delivery time can irrevocably damage your customers’ loyalty. Ensure you can meet the demand with our YDL delivery options designed to ensure your products are reaching customers in a timeframe and budget your business needs.

 

If you are to take any lesson away from 2020, let it be this one. Logistics are more important than ever at this time and your business must put its best foot forward to ensure its survival. YDL is ready to serve your business, with logistics packages tailored to suit your business requirements. After all, we’re the people who ensure your needs are “Handled with Care- by People that Care”. Contact us today to begin your journey with us.