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Year in the Life - Moody Logistics


The latest instalment of Moody Logistics' #ChamberYearintheLife

The first look at Cramlington-based Moody Logistics in 2020 has a host of great news from individual employees’ achievements to substantial, new contracts.

As part of its strong, supportive business ethic the company celebrated its team’s contributions at the annual staff award ceremony.In maintaining its high standards for delivering excellence, the company awards drivers for achieving nil tacho errors and being accident free during the course of the year.The top honour in the driver’s awards category, Driver of the Year, was won by Paul Tweddell, as voted for by fellow drivers, creating a real sense of comradery between everyone involved.

The company also recognises staff from across all businesses with its 100% attendance award, and this year introduced the Employee Of The Year Award, where all staff were invited to vote for the person they believed to have excelled in their role. This was won by Paul Woodall, HGV Fitter from Heathline Commercials Ltd, who received several votes from across the 3 companies.

The awards highlighted the achievements of not just team members but the whole company, which also got a big pat on the back with the results of its first customer satisfaction survey which was very positive.

It is not just perceptions that are so encouraging 2020 also got off to a great start in practice with the demand for warehousing space.The need for space is at such a rate, the warehouse team have been so busy accommodating both existing and new customers. This has meant in turn a similarly great start for the company’s new ‘warehouse to wheels’ apprentice Reece Slatter, who is starting his Moody career supporting the warehouse team.

While Alex Skelton, who is approaching the end of his 15-month apprenticeship is also flying ahead with his logistics career, having just passed his Class 1 HGV test. Although he’s a qualified HGV driver, Alex is still yet to spend some time at Heathline Commercials and within the operations office to get a full overview of the business.Alex began much like Reece in the warehouse where he achieved his forklift training and flourished in his role from there.

Support for staff development was again seen with Mark Fisher’s change in career.Mark started as a driver but was keen to progress into management and was funded by the business to train as a transport logistics planner.Mark has now passed his Level 5 Open University course as part of Moody Logistics’ approach to encourage staff to develop their skills and industry knowledge.

More success came at the Global Freight Awards with Pall-Ex, the pallet network Moody Logistics is now a shareholder member of, winning a Service Innovation trophy for its MyNexus IT software, which gives full visibility and tracking on freight, from collection right through to point of delivery. Developed in-house, it gives all clients real-time GPS tracking and electronic proof of delivery.

There is already additional recognition on the horizon for the coming year with a Moody Logistics business nomination at the Pall-Ex Awards held at the AGM in February.

Not one for resting on its laurels, the management team are also working towards an industry-leading accreditation, Silver level of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, which will see the business become the leading FORS accredited transport company in the North East.

Everything’s ready for the new year and a bumper amount of work.