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Beverley Bell’s explosive evidence

June 4, 2013 Peter Steele

On Friday 31 May Motortransport.co.uk drew attention to senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell’s concerns about the way in which Vosa was conducting its enforcement activities – and that the “serially and seriously non-compliant” were slipping through the net. It was quite the accusation. Bell’s evidence before the Transport Select Committee was explosive, so The Hub brings you some select comments. As part of the same oral evidence session Vosa chief executive Alastair Peoples also gave evidence, but was not present […]

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Come together, right now

June 4, 2013

A visit earlier this year to see the team at Pall-Ex covered a lot of topics, including rates and the inescapable industry topic of ever present rate pressure.

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Royal Mail misses first class delivery target

June 4, 2013 Ashleigh Wight

Royal Mail missed its first class mail delivery target last year, after it experienced final mile delivery difficulties during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the wintery weather throughout January, February and March.

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Lenham Storage posts growth despite rates squeeze

June 4, 2013

Lenham Storage walked away from nonviable business last year rather than compromise its service standards, but the operator’s MD has warned that there has been no let-up in rate pressure since.

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APC Overnight's new hub to be fully operational within weeks

June 3, 2013

APC Overnight expects to have its new £15m Cannock facility up to full operational effectiveness within the month. Cannock will replace the company’s existing facility in Essington, Staffordshire, and at present about 35% of the network’s business volumes have been shifted across to the new facility.

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Hicks Logistics expands into warehousing

June 3, 2013

Hicks Logistics has moved into warehousing after the acquisition of a 20,000ft² industrial unit next to its Caldicot base on the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate. The company hopes the diversification will boost its annual turnover from £7.5m to around the £10m mark, and has taken on ten more staff taking its team to 80.