Prestons of Potto was back in the black in 2013, according to its recently published accounts. The MT Top 100 company, which is registered at Companies House as Richard Preston & Sons, recorded a pre-tax profit of £9,873 for the year to 31 December 2013. In 2012 the company made a loss of £237,965. Turnover at the Northallerton, North Yorkshire-based haulier slipped 3.3% to £18.9m compared with £19.5m a year earlier. In a statement Prestons said: “We are delighted that […]
Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire storage and distribution firm John Hackling (Transport) said a near 12% rise in turnover and profit before tax in the year to the end of September was “in line with expectations”.
UK Mail Group saw a 20% increase in parcel volumes and improved performance in its pallets division during the third quarter, it has revealed in an interim management statement today. The firm saw an increase in turnover for its pallets business during the period, after seeing a significant decline in operating profit for the division during the first six months of the financial year. Group sales were “above [our] previous expectations” for the period covering 1 October to 31 December […]
Harlequin Logistics is now running about a dozen 15.65m trailers on its Kellogg’s operation, as part of the government’s 10-year trial of longer semi-trailers. Four of the five members of the year-old haulier consortium – Currie European, John Raymond Transport, Jack Richards & Son and Prestons of Potto – are running the longer trailers for the cereal giant, shipping loads from Manchester throughout the UK. The 3.04m-high SDC Trailers can carry 60 pallets rather than the normal 52, said Currie’s […]