Bill Hanley died suddenly on 9 August, aged 81. Hanley played a key role in developing the TNT Express business. He was a director of Inter County Expressand remained with the company when the directors accepted a takeover offer from TNT in back in 1978, this led to him taking on various senior management roles at TNT UK. Born in Edenfield, Lancashire in 1932, Hanley left school at 14 to train as an apprentice mechanic and later served in the […]
Trading at the transport operations at Welch’s Transport this year is “progressing well” after a “reasonable performance” in 2012, according to MD Jim Welch.
Stobart Group has made a “solid” start to its financial year despite a cold and wet June followed by the July heat wave causing volatility in its retail distribution business.
John Raymond Transport, which celebrates 60 years in business next month, achieved a modest increase in profit last year.
The managing director of John Mitchell (Grangemouth) said an increase in turnover and profit at the company was down to being tough with customers who wouldn’t move on rates.
Courier franchise network Diamond Logistics opened four new depots last month as it continues with ambitions to operate over 30 sites by the end of 2015.
Palletways is to launch services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia next month, a move that expands its services across 13 countries on the Continent.
Shares in road transport businesses continue to trade at record highs for the calendar year, despite a relatively quiet August and an oh-so-slight dip in the value of the MT basket of shares.
Birmingham City Council is considering introducing a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) within the city’s ring-road in order to incentivise the take-up of cleaner vehicles by operators in the area.
Although research and development (R&D) and logistics aren’t obvious bedfellows, the clever bods at Baker Tilly have pointed out that despite investment in R&D by UK companies having tripled in the past decade to £1.2bn, the amount of tax relief claimed by those in road transport remains nominal.