The UK’s continuing economic malaise is creating new business opportunities for pallet networks as own-account operators look to slim down their vehicle fleets, according to the boss of Pall-Ex. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell told MT that a number of national own-account fleets had contracted as the UK’s economy continued to stumble along. “You have got a situation where certain retailers and groups have literally closed down their transport operations,” said Russell, who added that the trend towards smaller consignments was […]
NFT owner EmergeVest had made a £30m bid for pallet network Palletforce.
Further tests to establish the safe maximum weight of a pallet for tail-lift deliveries have been carried out after the previous results from the HSE were found to be inaccurate.
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]