The MD of Currie European has warned that customer rates must increase in 2014, to keep pace with the growing cost of running a haulage business. It comes as the Dumfries-based haulier saw a fall in pre-tax profit for the year ending 31 December 2012 to £336,667, from £657,562 in the previous financial year, despite a rise in turnover to £46.6m, from £46.3m in 2011. Stephen Turner, MD at Currie European, told Motortransport.co.uk: “We continue to trade satisfactorily so far […]
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]
Rates pressure, diesel prices and lorry road user levy revenues are among the points the RHA wants the chancellor to consider ahead of the Budget (20 March).
Steve Porter Transport enjoyed a busy summer, with a jump in drop-trailer movements during the period.