Industry leaders remain divided on whether the UK should remain in the EU, just over a month before the referendum on 23 June. Pall-Ex founder Hilary Devey told Motortransport.co.uk: “Britain is stronger in Europe, it’s as simple as that. Britain would be a net loser if we left Europe, with severe damage to jobs, trade and investment. As things stand, as part of the EU, British businesses get a 10 to one return on our investment – why tamper with […]
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]
Northamptonshire-based Knights of Old has taken delivery of two new Palletforce-branded longer semi-trailers. Both are already in action – one based at its Kettering headquarters and the other at its Hitchin site. The 15.65m long double-deck trailers are part of an order for nine longer semi-trailers in total, all being supplied by SDC Trailers. The remaining seven, at least five of which will also be double-deckers, will be used in general operations in Knights of Old livery. Two of the […]
Andrew Baxter, MD of Europa Worldwide Group, has said that the international groupage specialist “feels like a different business” just two years after he acquired a 90% stake in the Dartford-based operator.