The UK’s continuing economic malaise is creating new business opportunities for pallet networks as own-account operators look to slim down their vehicle fleets, according to the boss of Pall-Ex. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell told MT that a number of national own-account fleets had contracted as the UK’s economy continued to stumble along. “You have got a situation where certain retailers and groups have literally closed down their transport operations,” said Russell, who added that the trend towards smaller consignments was […]
C Butt left Pall-Ex more than a year ago – just six months after joining – because its first foray into a pallet network failed to live up to its expectations, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.
Elddis Transport’s focus on fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) has helped the family firm weather the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and win new business, MD Nigel Cook told motortransport.co.uk this week.
Pall-Ex is well placed to deal with any short-term consequences from Brexit but believes any reduction in the availability of EU labour could hurt the UK’s transport industry.