Bristol-based John Dinham Transport has become the latest haulage business forced to appoint administrators.

Quantuma Advisory took control of the affairs of the company on 7 February.

The haulier, which trades out of the Chittening industrial estate, holds a standard international licence in the West of England traffic area authorising 27 HGVs and 60 trailers.

It specialises in palletised freight and is a member of the Pall-Ex network, offering a next-day and an economy service.

Its last available set of accounts, for the year ending 30 September 2022, showed that it employed an average of 56 staff during the period, up from 40 in the previous year.

In 2020, John Dinham Transport bought the business and assets of fellow Pall-Ex member Lima Logistics after the Gloucester-based courier entered administration, an early victim of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quantuma administrator Tim Sloggett did not respond as we went to press and a spokeswoman at John Dinham declined to comment on the situation.

Its insolvency follows a slew of companies recently entering administration, including Youngs Transportation & Logistics, AAD Transport, Bridgetime Transport, WJ Capper Transport, WH Barley, Bomfords Group, Gwynedd Shipping and HMF Services.