Following the themes of recent weeks the big winner in the Motor Transport tracker is Hargreaves Group – even if the performance of its transport group is slightly off target. On Thursday 28 February Hargreaves Group published its interim results for the six months ended 30 November 2012. Within its overall performance it noted that transport turnover increased by £300,000 from £39.7m to £40m. However underlying operating profit decreased by £100,000 from £2.2m to £2.1m. Hargreaves noted that its tanker […]
Wincanton confirms details of Aggregate Industries contract win as it replaces Eddie Stobart Logistics
Wincanton has confirmed that it has taken over the Aggregate Industries (AI) Concrete Products Division work from Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL), as exclusively revealed by mototransport.co.uk last month.
Wincanton is trialling four low-level access tankers that is says will improve driver safety, and boost both its environmental credentials and vehicle utilisation. The “game changer” side manway design, which has been developed with manufacturer Feldbinder, provides side access to the silo tanker. Wincanton said the design combines the benefits of both tipping and silo tanks by reducing the potential dangers, while also offering around a 5% payload benefit compared to tipping tanks. Dave Rowlands, Wincanton’s technical director, said: “The […]
UK Mail’s forced move to new premises has had a disastrous short-term impact on the business with full-year profit now expected to be half that achieved last year, the company warned today.