Load exchange service provider Transport Exchange Group has seen a 20% increase in annual transactions, mainly driven by growth in the number of hauliers and freight forwarders using its Haulage Exchange service. Last year it handled more than 462,000 transactions as operators looked to reduce costs, empty running, and the impact of the rising price of fuel. Compared to 2012, it also saw a 12% rise in the number of active users to over 5,000 across its Haulage Exchange and […]
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
UK Mail saw its highest ever daily volumes across its parcels and mail divisions in March, the firm reported in its pre-close trading update today (9 April), but would not reveal the actual numbers.