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% […]
Container giant Maritime is confident that continuous investment during the recession has positioned the business for strong organic growth now the market is showing signs of recovery. Speaking to MT following its acquisition of Roadways Container Logistics last month, MD John Williams said while the deal wasn’t about gaining market share – as Maritime was already the largest UK container transport operator before the purchase – it would provide greater economies of scale, flexibility and capability for the business as […]
Renault Trucks has announced plans for a new 122,000sq ft R&D centre in St Priest, Lyon, France.
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 […]