Conditions in the road transport market have “never been more challenging” the chief executive of Gregory Distribution has said. Talking to Motortransport.co.uk, John Gregory said customers’ procurement departments were using the UK’s economic frailty as an excuse to drive down prices during increasingly frequent tendering exercises. “Margins in this industry are not acceptable,” said Gregory, who has taken the tough decision to shed underperforming business and take a turnover hit rather than keep unprofitable work. “I personally think there can’t […]
International operators suffered due to weak rates during Christmas 2012 due to the recession across most of the Continent, according to an online international backloads service.
Gregory Distribution has launched a recruitment drive for HGV drivers in the south west, particularly young and inexperienced applicants.
Hoyer UK MD Mark Binns has said he is “confident” this year will be better than last after the firm reported widening losses for the 12 months to the end of December.