Highways England, the body replacing the Highways Agency from 1 April, said it needs to strengthen its relationship with the logistics sector.A spokesman for the government-owned company said: “We’ve got to get better information out to [hauliers] about roadworks. “It’s a really important relationship to us, and something Highways England will be keen to strengthen in the days and months to come.” Last week, the company published a five-year delivery plan, outlining £11bn of upgrades to the strategic road network […]
The closure of the M4 is now just days from becoming a national embarrassment for Britain, according to the Labour Party. The warning came after the Highways Agency (HA) missed its self-set target to reopen the M4 in central London today. Work to fix a crack within the fabric of the Boston Manor Viaduct, which has seen the M4 closed between junction 2 and 3 since last weekend, is now predicted to be complete “within the next few days”. The […]
SJ Bargh has signed its first entirely organic milk contract with the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (Omsco) The three-year deal will see the logistics company collecting around 50 million litres of milk a year from farms in Central England, North Wales, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The operation, which began last month, is based at SJ Bargh’s Endon depot near Stoke-on-Trent. While the company already delivers more than 3 million litres of milk each day, the contract brings new challenges as organic […]
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.