The UK road transport sector saw a 20% surge in suppliers’ bad debts in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest Creditsafe Watchdog Report. The report, which tracks quarterly economic developments across the transport sector, revealed bad debt owed to the sector leapt to £3.3m in Q2, up from £2.7m in Q1. In the same period, bad debt owed by the road transport sector increased 2% to just over £1m (Q1 2017: £998,190). The report reveals that while […]
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.
Tilbury, Essex-based logistics and freight forwarding firm Arcese UK has slumped into the red, but has vowed to increase both turnover and profit this year.
The acquisition of Framptons Transport Services by Gregory Distribution (Holdings) boosted the latter’s pre-tax profit by 25% in 2015.