The FTA met with the Treasury last Thursday (5 February) to discuss the real effect the plummeting cost of oil was having on the freight transport sector. Despite lower oil prices benefitting hauliers “to an extent”, the FTA said most operators are not seeing the 53% fall in bulk prices passed on to them because fuel duty, at 57.95ppl, is negating these savings. It added that because oil is traded in dollars, the weaker pound also dampened the effect. However, […]
Hope Construction Materials has awarded Wincanton a six-year contract renewal, which will see the 3PL continue to provide its bulk and bagged road logistics.
Smyths Toys Superstores has awarded Wincanton a one year distribution contract to handle the toy retailer’s nationwide deliveries. The contract will see Wincanton manage product distribution from the retailer’s warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to its 39 stores across the UK. “When we began to look for a logistics partner we had a clear vision that we needed a provider with the scale and flexibility to meet our busy peak periods, such as the run-up to Christmas, to achieve maximum sales potential,” […]
Wincanton has won a five year contract with Rolls-Royce, which will see it store and transport generators for the UK armed forces. The firm will store the generators, which are used to power medical and communications equipment, at its shared user warehouse in Middleton, Greater Manchester. It will also pack the generators for global distribution. The contract will also see the firm perform audited maintenance checks on the equipment upon its return to the warehouse, ahead of returning to storage […]