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Fuel duty battle is industry’s must win

February 4, 2013 Chris Druce

The decision by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) not to investigate the £47bn UK oil sector is simply a side-show, and the need to tackle the punishingly high rate of fuel duty remains paramount, campaigners have said.

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Viridor secures Peterborough council deal

February 2, 2013 Chris Druce

Waste and recycling firm Viridor has signed a public private partnership with Peterborough City Council to treat the authority’s residual waste. The 30-year deal will see the development of an energy-from-waste facility at the council’s existing recycling site at the Fengate industrial area. The project will require capital investment of approximately £75m and the plant will be built by a joint venture between Babcock & Wilcox Vølund and Interserve Construction. Viridor expects to make money from the deal within the […]

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Bigger, better MT.co.uk launches today

February 1, 2013 Laura Hailstone

As Motortransport.co.uk celebrates its first birthday, we have enhanced and improved the site, bringing you additional content that you can only read online. To ensure we continue to provide you with the most relevant news and content to help you and your organisation stay on top of developments in the road transport industry, we have introduced a registration wall to the site from today (Friday 2 February). Don’t panic, everything remains free to view, you just need to become a […]


Emphasis on logistics boosts Gordon Leslie Group

February 1, 2013 Robin Meczes

A continued move from straight transport to logistics activities including warehousing, packing and freight forwarding helped Glasgow-based Gordon Leslie Group achieve a 20% rise in pre-tax profit in the year to 30 September 2012. Turnover in the year fell around 8% to £4.8m (2011: £5.2m), but profit before tax came in at just over £487,000 (2011: £405,000). MD Craig Leslie said the firm had made a “fairly conscious move” in the last two years to reduce its reliance on some […]


Macintyre Transport profit slides on stagnant rates

February 1, 2013 Robin Meczes

Pressure on rates has led to Felixstowe-based container specialist Macintyre Transport reporting a 9% fall in pre-tax profit despite a near 11% rise in turnover. Turnover in the year to 30 April 2012 rose from £19.3m to £21.4m due to organic growth, said chairman Harvey Macintyre; pre-tax profit, however, fell from £895,000 to £813,000. Much of the profit slide was attributable to stagnant rates, said Macintyre. “We have been very proactive in taking costs out of the business since 2008, […]