Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators.
Tesco is to close three of its regional DCs after carrying out a strategic review of its distribution network.
On 5 September David Price Food Services entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) that will see its unsecured creditors paid 38p in the pound on debts of about £2.1m. The Hub has just obtained a copy of the Newcastle hauliers’ financial report for the year ending 25 August 2012 – which contains several details regarding the chilled food specialists’ current financial state.
In June 2011 Harlequin Logistics- the network comprising of Prestons of Potto, John Raymond Transport, R Swain & sons, Jack Richard & Son and Currie European – was launched with much fanfare. Last year we revealed that it had won a contract with Kelloggs – its first big win – but there are well-sourced rumours of new contracts…
The average price of a litre of bulk diesel is just 0.75p off the all-time record set at the end of March last year, according to a survey of Road Haulage Association members.
Parcel carriers FedEx, Royal Mail and DHL have been named among the top 20 Business Superbrands in the annual Superbrands list.
Suttons Groups’ UK tanker division has won a contract with Total UK for the distribution of petroleum products following a competitive tender.
TNT Express has appointed Tex Gunning as chief executive after former boss Marie-Christine Lombard resigned in September.
Gregory Distribution has acquired West Sussex-based Philson Haulage for an undisclosed sum.
Bibby Distribution has switched to Bandvulc for the supply and management of new and retread tyres across its fleet.