More operators have reacted to the chancellor’s Budget this afternoon (20 March), with both DBL Logistics and parcel firm APC Overnight supporting George Osborne’s decision to scrap the planned fuel duty rise. Sheffield-based haulage company DBL Logistics, which estimates that it uses around 50,000 litres of fuel per quarter, said the duty rise would have cost a further £1,500 per quarter if it had gone ahead. MD David Clarkson said: “The scrapping of the fuel duty increase is good news […]
APC Overnight has unveiled its multi-million pound parcel sortation system at its Cannock, Staffordshire hub, which doubles the company’s overnight capacity ahead of the peak.
The chancellor Philip Hammond has frozen fuel duty, the HGV Road User Levy and vehicle excise duty (VED) in today’s budget but had little to offer in regards to tackling the UK’s chronic congestion.
With annual volume growing at 15% to 18% in recent years, overnight parcels specialist APC Overnight has outgrown its national hub in Essington, West Midlands. The company is in the process of relocating to a purpose-built 120,000sq ft centre at Kingswood Lakeside just off the M6 Toll road, but due to the wet summer and longer-than-expected ground works the new hub will not be operational before spring next year. But recently appointed APC chief executive Syed Ziaullah is relaxed about […]