YDL Warehousing Benefits

Why choose YDL for Warehousing

In a world dominated by eCommerce, fast and efficient logistics are vital. Every aspect of your supply chain must be quick, intertwined and ready to go with every order. YDL offers a complete and comprehensive logistics service, including warehousing. Trusting YDL for both your warehousing and logistics offers numerous advantages.

Learn more about the benefits of YDL warehousing for your business below.

What is YDL Warehousing?

YDL has over 200,000 sq ft of warehousing available for our logistics customers. We offer this fully-staffed warehouse for secure storage, distribution and more.

Benefits of YDL warehousing

The more consolidated your logistics and supply chain is, the faster orders can be fulfilled. Our YDL staff are masters of fast and efficient logistics. By trusting YDL for both your delivery and warehousing, you ensure you can deliver products as effectively as possible.

Our warehousing services are particularly well-suited to eCommerce businesses. Unlike Brick-and-Mortar stores, many eCommerce businesses don’t have the physical space to store supplies and finished products.

As the eCommerce sector has grown over the pandemic, supply shortages have worsened. From semi-conductors to turkey, supplies of all kinds are quickly dwindling.  If you’re looking to stockpile supplies, warehouse space can be expensive, and renting your own warehouse can be incredibly costly. Utilising our warehousing services can help keep stockpiling costs down and ensure that your items will be with you as soon as they are required.

Why trust YDL?

YDL is a unique, genuinely independent carrier of all freight. Our partnerships with APC and TPN allow us to store and deliver parcels pallets and more efficiently. In addition, we offer a wide range of services to suit the needs of your business and your customers. We can provide you with the services you need to get your supplies delivered from hazardous chemicals to overnight tracked delivery.

YDL has won countless awards for continued excellence in our logistics and warehousing services. We are proud winners of “The Logichem European Supply Chain Project of the Year’. We work with our partners to offer you over 100 depots for our parcel and pallet services, ensuring your logistics are handled efficiently nationwide.

You can find more information on our services, accomplishments, and team right here on our site. In addition, our news page is home to countless articles just like this one, covering all of our services and the nature of the business behind them.

 

We hope this guide has helped you to understand the benefits of trusting YDL for your warehousing needs. Contact us today to enquire about our warehousing and logistics services via the phone or our contact form.

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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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

Vs Traditonal Mail

Packet Up: How We Beat Traditional Mail Services

This lockdown has shown the whole world the importance of efficient and expedient logistics services. Unfortunately, traditional mail services have struggled to offer an acceptable level of quality for the ever-growing customer base in both the commercial and public sectors. Here at YDL, we’ve endeavoured to meet and exceed expectations with our APC Overnight and packet services, designed for the quick and efficient deliveries traditional providers just can’t seem to handle during this pandemic. Learn more about how YDL compares to traditional mail services right here in this article.

Local & Fragile Delivery Experts

APC Overnight Delivery is brought to you by experienced couriers with extensive local knowledge and delicate handling skills. Our team can deliver across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Internationally at a rapid pace. They know every route, every little shortcut. That’s why we’re confident enough to offer you timed delivery services. No matter where you are on Earth, YDL can make sure your package is signed, sealed and delivered on time for you and/or your customers’ needs. We offer delivery services in the following times and categories:

  • Dedicated Liquid Service
  • Fragile Service
  • Ireland and International
  • Saturday before 9am,10am or 12pm
  • Security Service
  • Weekday before 10am
  • Weekday before 12pm
  • Weekday before 4pm
  • Weekday before 9am
  • Weekday town and city before 7:30am

Flexible Delivery Packet Service

Smaller deliveries require flexibility which the inefficient traditional services often struggle to offer. We offer two packet services alongside our parcel deliveries to ensure we always have an ideal logistics solution for you.  These are as follows:

MailPack

MailPack is designed for packet deliveries that weigh in at less than 1kg. we provide you with a branded, A4 sized plastic Bag for easy hassle-free shipping.

CourierPack

CourierPack covers deliveries of a maximum 5kg weight. For these, we provide you with an easy-to-use Branded A3 Plastic bag.

Why Choose APC Overnight Delivery

There are countless reasons to choose us over traditional mail services, with the points above being just a small selection of the countless benefits and improvements we bring to your logistics solution. Here’s a quick rundown on a few of the benefits of choosing YDL and APC Overnight Delivery:

  • One of the Lowest Prices for a premium delivery service – with all the bells and whistles you expect
  • 2 Hour delivery ETA for precise schedulingab
  • Follow the van tracking, making sure you know where your item is every step of its journey
  • Premium timed services available as mentioned prior
  • Saturday services available for those essential deliveries that just can’t wait
  • Security and fragile service available for high value and fragile items
  • Insurance available, in case the worst happens to your parcel

We hope this guide has shown you why it is vital that your business chooses YDL and APC Overnight Deliveries over your traditional mail services. For worldwide delivery at incredible speed and efficiency, trust YDL as your logistics provider and contact us today.

Big Orders

How we Deal with Big Orders

When choosing a company that will deliver your parcel, your logistics provider’s ability to deal with large orders should be carefully considered. Every company that helps in delivering parcels has a timeline during which the parcel will get delivered. Here at YDL, we offer a variety of delivery options to ensure your business can get essential entities delivered in the way most convenient to you. Learn how we deal with high-volume logistics and the services we provide below.

How does YDL deal with big orders?

Here at YDL, we know how to deal with big orders. As apart of TPN, we have over 100 depots across the UK capable of dealing with pallets. We also have over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse capacity ready for your business to take advantage of. We are ready to offer same-day delivery and haulage, as well as international delivery. To top it all off, we even offer comprehensive hazEsentially, we deal with the biggest orders the same way we do any logistical need your business has. Exactly how you want us to.

Why do you need to choose YDL for your parcel delivering job?

So, why choose YDL for your big deliveries? You now know the options we offer, but why choose this company to provide them? We firmly believe that YDL is unique in its sector. We are a completely independent

You can even locate your parcel’s current location after booking, so you will know when it will get delivered.

You know the place from where you can get your parcel delivered on time and safely. Suppose you don’t want to take any chances because you might end up losing your important stuff before it gets delivered to its actual destination if you do take a chance. It would be better to choose the safest way of delivering your parcel, YDL.

Big doesn’t just mean volume. Here at YDL, we work closely with the Hazchem network, as mentioned in a prior blog. The Hazchem Network is the only ADR and hazardous chemical goods pallet network in the UK. YDL can safely handle chemical pallets of a variety of quantities across the mainland UK and islands. With over 2000 pallets and parcels being delivered by the Hazchem network a night, you’re in safe hands.

 

We hope this guide helps you understand the benefits and reasons for choosing YDL as your logistics partner. Learn more about the benefits of YDL in our ever-growing collection of blogs on our site. click through our array of information on the types of logistics we are able to handle via the Hotbar, or simply contact us today to discuss the logistic and delivery services your business needs from the experts here at YDL.

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.