The price of fuel has little effect on the profitability of logistics companies and isn’t the primary cause of failures in the industry, the Motor Transport Directors’ Club was told last month. Speaker John Manners-Bell, chief executive of Transport Intelligence, told the gathering of the most senior people in road transport that there was a high correlation between freight rate increases and fuel price increases – meaning that operators were being successful in passing high costs on to customers. “This […]
Brit European Transport has bolstered its bulk liquids business with the purchase of Cheshire-based Tankplus. Specialising in fuel and bulk powder distribution, Tankplus operates from Ellesmere Port and runs seven vehicles. “We were looking to develop the size and scope of our bulk liquids division and the Tankplus opportunity fitted the bill,” said Brit European MD Graham Lackey. “We have no plans to change anything in the short to medium term as Tankplus appears to be working well and delivering […]
Profits increased at removals firm Pickfords Move Management last year, but the impact of Covid-19 knocked almost a fifth off its turnover.
Surging profits, a string of successful contracts and a shrewd growth plan have made Expect Distribution a stand-out performer in the haulage sector. But the Bradford-based 3PL has also made the welfare and gender diversity of its staff a top priority.