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.
Stobart Group says it has seen no significant improvement in its transport business’s fortunes, since it warned of tough trading conditions at the end of June. In a pre-close statement the company, which has just announced it will be increasing its hybrid truck fleet, says the UK recession is dampening growth within transport. While the majority of the Eddie Stobart transport business has progressed well, the restructuring of the chilled business alongside bad simmer weather has resulted in losses. Stobart, […]
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 […]