The MT Top 100 largest operators in the UK run on an average margin of just 2.6%, and this comes after the industry became more profitable in 2012.In 2011, average return on sales was just 0.86% as operators struggled in a weak economy, but 2012 saw a major rebound. This has corresponded with an increase in average turnover across the top operators as the industry finds itself in a stronger position. DHL continued its reign as the largest operator, with […]
The GMB union has started negotiations with agency Tempay about the rates of pay awarded to agency warehouse staff it supplies to DHL’s DC in Swindon run for Marks & Spencer. The move follows the legal claim launched in May by the union against Tempay, fellow agency Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services, DHL and former site operator Wincanton about the rates paid to 240 agency staff at the warehouse in recent years. The union said the pay to agency staff […]
Yodel made its seventh loss in a row in the year ended 30 June 2016, while its sister company Arrow XL saw its pre-tax profit leap by more than 500%.
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]