They say you have to be an optimist to work in road transport, but the last 12 months of tough trading have taxed even those who always try to see the glass half full. The latest UK Logistics Confidence Index* compiled for Barclays and corporate finance adviser Grant Thornton showed overall confidence fell 10% in the second half (H2) of 2012, and the industry is gloomy about its prospects for H1 2013. Looking back on the previous six months, 31% […]
RHA research has revealed that the long-predicted driver shortage is now severely affecting operators as they gear up for the Christmas peak.
Motor Transport, in partnership with the BVRLA, is currently compiling its annual CV Informer research, a comprehensive report on the commercial vehicle rental, leasing and contract hire sector. Close to 200 companies involved in the rental and leasing of trucks, trailers and vans took part in last year’s research. This year we want to capture every single business in the sector. Every participant will receive a report of the full research results, with a key statistics section highlighting how their […]
ARR Craib said that its customer retention has been excellent, despite the fall in the price of oil that led to a significant downturn among its core oil and gas customers resulting in a 9% fall in turnover in its most recent financial year.