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Why Work for YDL?

Transport and Logistics services are in high demand following the tumultuous events o9f the past few years, leading to expansion here at YDL. We provide a local service nationwide with a variety of delivery options to meet client’s needs.

We currently have positions open for Van Drivers, as well as Class 1 and 2 Drivers. Working for YDL offers various opportunities and benefits, all enjoyed alongside a caring and committed team. Learn more about our opportunities at YDL and why you should join our team here.

Why Work for YDL?

YDL offers various benefits at every level of our organisation. These ensure our team is rewarded for their hard work as the premier logistics provider in Yorkshire & The North East.

We offer both Private Medical and Dental Insurance as a part of our package, ensuring you receive the best quality care in these trying times. These benefits come alongside steep gym membership discounts alongside access to discounts at many high street retail locations.

If you’re into pumping iron or shop therapy, YDL is here to help you for working hard to help others.

What positions do we have available?

YDL is currently searching for Class 1, Class 2 and Van Drivers to join our fleet.

Van Driver

We’re searching for new van drivers with full UK driving licenses. We’re looking to provide multi-drop delivery services in localised areas for YDL customers, so those with experience in commercial collection and goods delivery are required. Our Van Drivers are offered competitive pay alongside the benefits listed above.

Class 2 Driver

We are looking for certified Class 2 Drivers to join the YDL fleet. We are looking for extensive knowledge and experience with UK transport law and multi-drop delivery services. Experience in driving curtain side vehicles, chiefly those at 18t/26t, Is required. Our Class 2 Drivers complete local collection and delivery routes for competitive pay and our suite of benefits.

Class 1 Driver

YDL is looking for Class 1 Drivers for night trunking, haulage and multi-drop services. You must be a current holder of a CPC Driver card and a Tachograph card, with an excellent driving record and intimate knowledge of road transport laws. As with the other positions, we offer a highly competitive pay range plus our full suite of benefits.

 

We can’t wait to welcome you to our YDL team, which is ever-expanding to meet the growing needs of the UK logistics market. Learn more about our range of services and current events via our in-depth blogs today. From Hazchem shipping to next day delivery, there’s always variety at YDL for both employees and customers alike, thanks to our close partnership with various logistics partners. So contact us today or head to our recruitment page to begin your journey with the YDL team.

YDL August 2021 Business Update

What’s Going On at YDL? August 2021 Business Update

YDL, much like our parcels, moves pretty quick. So there’s always something going on over here. Last time we walked you through our latest work for one of our excellent LPC partners, ensuring they could keep up with the increased load. This time, we want to walk you through our latest business updates. Learn more about who we are and what we’re doing as a leading UK Logistics Provider below with YDL.

Our Partnership with Westfield Health

The importance of our health has been thrust to the forefront of our minds following the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, ensuring our workers have the necessary insurance and health benefits to living happy and stress-free lives was a priority for us these past few months.

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Westfield Health. Westfield Health will provide private medical and dental insurance for our YDL team, keeping medical costs down and the quality of treatment high. Alongside this insurance, Westfield Health offers heavy discounts on both gym memberships and many high street stores. We’re incredibly proud of providing our workers with a competitive private health plan that offers incredible savings across the UK.

Recruitment at YDL

Have our new health benefits caught your eye? YDL is hiring! Our team is constantly growing and expanding across the UK. We now have open roles in our driving and warehouse divisions, alongside new openings for customer services at our York and County Durham depots. These roles include:

  • HGV Class 1 drivers
  • HGV Class 2 drivers
  • Warehouse & FLT Drivers
  • Customer Services Advisors

Of course, our openings are ever-changing. YDL is an incredibly diverse company that has a variety of roles to find your passion. We offer a friendly working environment, incredible benefits like our new health plan, and a clear path for progression. Please help us keep local businesses running smoothly!

 

We hope this guide has shown you what’s going on over here at YDL this August. We are an ever-expanding and innovative logistics provider. We are always looking to offer a broader range of delivery options and warehousing to our customers, alongside benefits for our employees. Learn more about our logistics services in our range of blogs or contact us today to begin your logistics journey.

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.

YDL Warehousing Explained

Getting products to customers can certainly be a challenge, hence why many local businesses trust YDL for their logistics needs. However, as your business grows, an equally great challenge is simply finding somewhere to store your products. When sales begin to grow, your garage or the basement of your office just doesn’t cut it. Luckily for you, YDL not only offers a wide range of delivery options for your products – but a home for them before they reach your customers. Learn all about YDL warehousing, its benefits and what it could do for your business below.

What is warehousing?

Warehousing is the industry term for the storage of inventory, such as outbound products and raw materials. The warehouse could be a rented facility or a third-party solution like ours. It is likely to be one of the most critical components of your supply chain, serving as a hub for all inbound and outbound materials before shipment.

Warehousing isn’t just about storage; however, effective storage management is also key to creating an efficient supply chain. Organisation of stock, seamless and practical relocation, ease of delivery and shipment, all of these factors and more are instrumental to ensuring products reach the hands of your customers. For smaller businesses on the up and up, like many eCommerce businesses after this pandemic, this can be an incredibly complex system to create and manage effectively.

Why use YDL Warehousing?

By entrusting YDL for your warehousing solution alongside your logistics, you can create an enclosed third-party stem for all your inventory. YDL can handle incoming raw materials, outbound products and create a shipping solution that works best for you and your customers.

With over 200,000 sq ft of storage available (that’s around 2.5x bigger than Buckingham Palace, for comparison), YDL can fully accommodate products of any shape and size. The YDL team are experts in handling and inventory management, ensuring an incredibly efficient solution whilst meeting your needs.

Shipment from our warehouse is available under a variety of options to suit your exact needs. From tracked next working day delivery with the APC Overnight delivery network to the shipment of dangerous materials with the Hazchem network, we’ve got you covered. YDL takes logistics out of your hands, allowing you to focus on what you do best: selling your products to those who want them.

 

We hope this guide has shown you the potential YDL warehousing holds for your business. Warehousing and inventory management is a challenging task. For all your logistics needs, trust the local experts. We provide a close relationship built on open communication to meet your logistics needs. Contact our expert team today to begin your logistics journey with YDL, or browse the rest of our blogs to learn more about the fantastic services we offer.

Meet The Team

Introducing The YDL Team: Part 1

YDL is all about local logistics. Whether it’s international delivery or next day right next door – we’re committed to being open, quality and a solid positive for the local business opportunity. That’s why this week we’re taking a break from informing you about our amazing range of delivery options to meet your needs on a local or national scale to give you some info on our amazing YDL team, starting with our Sales Executive Lauren! But why is it important to know about our team, and what does the YDL team’s transparency mean for your deliveries? Learn all of this and more below!

Benefits of knowing the YDL team

When you’re dealing with the big, global logistics companies – it becomes very easy to get lost in the machine. You’re not their customer, your customer number #923403967. Points of contact can be nigh impossible to find and information (especially in these trying times) is often scant at best. YDL doesn’t work like that. We provide a human face to a superhuman service. Whether you’re dealing with our Hazchem shipping services as a part of the Hazchem Network or our APC Overnight Deliveries, there’s always a YDL team member ready to help out!

Speaking of YDL team members, we’d like to introduce you to one of our finest Sales Executives – Lauren Drinkald

Lauren Drinkald Biography

Lauren has been with the YDL team since June 2018, helping big and small businesses alike deal with their logistical needs. Even during the pandemic, where the Sales team was split at home between Teesside and York, Lauren was able to keep the wheels of local business moving with quality deliveries! Lauren is a lover of food from countless cultures and nations across the globe, but her true passion is local UK Delivery! One thing Lauren does NOT like however is holding hands…

Before her time with YDL, Lauren Drinkald was known as a British Champion Gymnast! That flexibility carries over into the flexible delivery options she is able to offer our clients as a part of our team, to ensure we nail the landing with our service!

 

We hope this introduction to our new YDL ‘Meet The Team’ Series of articles has shown you not only the benefits of trusting an open and honest local logistics service for your delivery needs across the UK but also a more personal side of our amazing Sales Executive Lauren Drinkald! Keep an eye out on our social media channels for more Meet The Team content throughout the coming months. On our blogs, you’ll find monthly content on our site covering all aspects of our logistics services. If you’re interested in our amazing delivery services across the UK and beyond, contact us today.

Brexit Logistics

Brexit: Why UK Logistics Is More Important Than Ever

Its official, the UK has left the EU. For UK business, this means a lot of things. Free European trade has been a core advantage of British trades for a long time, making logistics a breeze. Now that advantage has been taken away, proper logistics will be essential for keeping your business operating successfully In 2021. Learn about the many services YDL can offer you as a UK-based logistics company, and the benefits of choosing us for all your delivery needs.

YDL Services

YDL offers a variety of logistics services to meet your business needs. Whether items are going to or from your business, we have the services to accommodate. Our warehouse covers over 200,000 sq ft, easily accommodating all your fulfilment and storage needs. We offer lightning-fast services, including APC Tracked Overnight shipping with a 99.8% delivery accuracy, to ensure your package arrives exactly when you need it to. We can ship anything, from pallets to hazardous materials thanks to our long-standing connection to the Hazchem network. From global to local, supplies to storage, YDL can meet your logistics needs. Contact us today to begin your journey.

Benefits of choosing YDL services

  1. YDL is UK Based

New regulations brought upon by Brexit make working with European companies, especially in regards to logistics. If you’re primarily shipping within the UK, avoid unnecessary headaches with an EU-based company and work with us. We also handle all export complications with our years of expertise, so contact us today if you’re worried about exporting to the EU and worldwide post-Brexit

  1. YDL is well-connected

YDL works closely with the finest logistics networks in the UK to provide a comprehensive service with a variety of shipping options that work best with you. Our delivery network APC allows us to offer overnight shipping with incredibly reliable results. TPN is one of the most premier pallet networks around, allowing us to effectively deliver whatever your business needs. For a logistics service capable of meeting your needs, trust the one with the right connections. Trust YDL.

  1. YDL is comprehensive

YDL has grown to cover 115 independent depot’s countrywide. We can handle the majority of items, including:

  • Boxed Freight
  • Fragile
  • International
  • Mail
  • Packets
  • Perishables
  • Time-Critical

All in a variety of time frames, including weekends and click & collect. No matter what you’re getting or bringing to customers, we have your logistical needs completely covered here at YDL.

 

As you can see, now that Brexit has come and passed you need a UK-based logistics partner ready to provide the essential services you need (especially in this pandemic) to keep your business running efficiently. YDL uses our partners APC and TPN alongside our expansive warehouse to deliver the service and products you need as quickly as you need them. Contact us today and begin your journey to professional logistics in a post-Brexit world with us.

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.

4 Reasons to pick Us for Christmas Delivery 2020

The Gift of Gift-giving: Why you need Delivery for Christmas 2020

2020 has made shipping and logistics more important than ever. As always, Christmas is the most important time for both business and family alike, and therefore it is essential you have the right mechanisms for delivery in place to ensure Christmas is a success. Read on to find out how YDL gives you the gift of gift-giving that allows you to ensure spirits and sales stay high.

  1. Reliability

When it comes to Christmas, shoppers expect one thing above all else, reliability. Your customers are ordering items that will make or break the festive season. Therefore, dependable and consistent delivery services are absolutely vital in this season. For reliable delivery of all goods, including Next Day Delivery, YDL has you covered.

  1. Accessibility

The speed upon which you can deliver goods is vitally important as we near Christmas. Black Friday marks the beginning of the frantic last-minute shop, and the sooner we come to the festive season the quicker goods will need to arrive. Weekend Delivery, Same Day Delivery and any other advantage you can offer your customers could be the deciding factor between shopping with you or a competitor when they need just one more item to fill the stocking.

  1. Availability

Of course, delivery does not just cover your ability to provide to customers. Your ability to supply and receive the essential items that will build the ever-important Christmas stock of British business is just as important as a business to customer delivery. For any sort of delivery, including even Hazchem shipping, you need YDL. Contact us today to ensure the logistics of your company are well in order in time for the Christmas season.

  1. Flexibility

The ability to deliver products efficiently and meet the needs of your customers is of the utmost importance. After all, there’s not much point in Next Day Delivery if the customer can’t afford it and won’t be in. To ensure you can deliver at the ideal moment and price point for your customers is an important step, especially during the Christmas period where many find their schedules full and wallets light. Options guarantee sales, and sales guarantee a good Christmas bonus for all. What’s not to love?

YDL is unique in our sector, a truly independent carrier offering a comprehensive range of services and tailored packages to suit your needs. Talk to us to find out about how we can help your business and ensure your logistic wishes are met this Christmas. To learn more about our delivery services, including Next Day Delivery and Hazchem shipping, read more on our site today or contact us here.