Last week the MT Tracker took a break as it was judging the MT Awards – but what a difference a week makes. Rentokil finally sold City Link, to investment house Better Capital. This does make a big difference to the MT Tracker as Rentokil’s size, in comparison to every other listed transport firm, was distorting the results of the Tracker. Excluding Rentokil gives us a much truer picture of investor sentiment in the sector. You can read our initial […]
Wincanton has been awarded a new contract with retailer Halfords that will see it become the sole operator of its national transport contract.
Wincanton has won a contract extension with organic skincare firm Neal’s Yard, which will run until at least 2014. The logistics firm has worked with Neal’s since 2008 when it scooped a three-year deal to handle warehousing and deliveries from its 500,000ft² shared-user DC in Greenford, West London. Jon Hiatt, operations director at Neal’s Yard Remedies, says: “To support our growth plans we need the flexibility that Wincanton’s supply chain solutions provide, coupled with the agility to be able to […]
Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.