A new web portal that aims to marry up tanker operators with suitable loads is to be launched this summer by transport management consultancy Lateu Logistics. The loadsfortankers.com site will provide a low-cost, pay-as-you-go service for vehicle operators with free registration and will cover all tanker cargos including fuels, lubricants, powders, pellets and food products, said loadfortankers.com operations manager Helen Lewis. Load consignors advertising on the site will pay one of four fixed fees between £20 and £70 (depending […]
Clugston Distribution has continued its commitment to its work with flour milling firm C Marston and Sons with a £1.2m spending spree on its tanker fleet.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.