Yorkshire-based Potter Logistics is the first third-party UK logistics company to purchase the 7.5 tonne Fuso Eco Canter Hybrid. Potter has bought two of the diesel-electric vehicles for its Palletline operations in and around York city centre. Nick Brightey, general manager of Potter Logistics’ transport division and York DC, said the vehicles should offer a 23% fuel saving over the standard diesel model and 30% over the vehicles it has been using for the same job. “We fully expect to […]
Palletline is on course to launch a direct trunking service from January 2014, a move that its MD Kevin Buchanan believes has the potential to evolve the decades-old pallet network model.
S&S Distribution’s fleet investment programme and the loss of a local customer that relocated contributed to a fall in turnover and profit last year.
Growth in the oil services sector, investment in its Palletline business and improved vehicle utilisation helped Scottish haulier ARR Craib boost turnover and profit in the 12 months ending 31 March. Turnover rose 8.9% to £38.9m, while pre-tax profit was 56% higher, climbing from £873,117 to £1.36m. ARR Craib attributed the profit rise to a cost control programme, which incorporated driver training and a vehicle telematics and tracking system over the course of the year. It also invested £3m in […]