Conditions in the road transport market have “never been more challenging” the chief executive of Gregory Distribution has said. Talking to Motortransport.co.uk, John Gregory said customers’ procurement departments were using the UK’s economic frailty as an excuse to drive down prices during increasingly frequent tendering exercises. “Margins in this industry are not acceptable,” said Gregory, who has taken the tough decision to shed underperforming business and take a turnover hit rather than keep unprofitable work. “I personally think there can’t […]
Miniclipper Logistics has expanded its operations and vehicle fleet due to increased demand for warehousing from existing customers, as well as new business wins. The operator has taken on an 87,000ft² warehouse a mile from its main base in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, boosting its overall warehousing capacity to 200,000ft². Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper, said it had taken on the 15-year lease following an increasing appetite from both existing and new customers for storage space. She said the company, […]
Haulage rates continued to stagnate during the first half of the year, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have suggested.