Fakenham, Norfolk haulier Jack Richards & Son has reported a 56% rise in pre-tax profit, and £2.3m rise in turnover, for the year ending 31 May 2012. The firm said the increase was down to a number of factors, including a slight hardening in rates, successful efforts to improve fuel consumption, a fortuitously-timed Christmas break and a number of new contracts that helped cut empty running. Turnover at the vehicle operator rose almost 9% during the year, from £25.6m to […]
Ceva Logistics has won a five-year contract to provide a two-man home delivery service for bed manufacturer Silentnight Group. Under the deal, Ceva’s specialist home delivery unit, Ceva Home, will make over 70,000 deliveries a year, collecting mattresses and divan bases from two manufacturing sites in Lancashire and Cumbria and delivering direct to customers six days a week on behalf of national retailers. Customer deliveries will be made predominantly with 7.5 tonne vehicles and will include both assembly of new […]
Hermes Group, parent company of UK parcel carrier Hermes Parcelnet, has seen “significant growth” in turnover for the twelfth year running, which it attributed to the rapidly growing e-commerce sector.
Menzies Distribution is replacing half of its 240-strong LGV fleet with 110 Euro-5 Ivecos, on hire from Ryder.