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 […]
The cost of rolling-out and running Whistl’s end-to-end final mile delivery service had exceeded £10m by the end of 2014, newly published accounts reveal.
Gregory Distribution has opted to re-fleet with Scania trucks, with 300 units due to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator during the next three-years. The decision to replace around two-thirds of Gregory’s vehicle fleet with Scanias comes after comparative fuel trials featuring trucks from four manufacturers. John Gregory, chief executive of Gregory Distribution, says: “The results were extremely encouraging and this, backed with factors such as driver appeal and the extensive range of maintenance services offered by Scania […]