Shropshire Couriers Mark Delivery Milestone

A Shropshire-based courier is celebrating after the completion of its 10,000th delivery and maintaining its perfect on-time, on-budget record.

Dex’s Midnight Runners (DMR) marked the milestone after an instruction placed by Palethorpes Pork Farms in Market Drayton, a customer the firm has supported for five years delivering chilled, frozen and ambient goods to and from Palethorpes customers and suppliers on both a regional and national basis.

To mark the occasion, and as a token of their appreciation, DMR presented Tanners Champagne to Carol Crozier and Laura Philips from Palethorpes, and also to Ian Johnstone, the DMR driver who fulfilled the delivery. “We could see the milestone approaching during April and decided to let fate take its course in terms of the client and job which would pitch up the 10,000th place” said Derek Bennion, Director at DMR. “We’d briefed the drivers that we were close to the event, so the nearer we got the more interested they became!”

“We’d have been happy with any of our customer’s being number 10,000, but it was especially nice for Palethorpes to be the one as we have been working with them since 2009. The milestone order was placed by unsuspecting Laura Phillips from Palethorpes’ Planning department, who required an urgent chilled courier run and our driver Ian efficiently completed the task, but it was only later that he realised a little bit of DMR history had been made!”

Carol Crozier, Planning and MRP Manager of Palethorpes, said: “It’s been an absolute delight working with DMR for the past five years, and the firm always go above and beyond to fulfil our orders and ensure the safe delivery of both our ambient and chilled products. It’s fantastic we were the company to place the milestone order, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the firm in the years to come.”

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