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Top 10 highlights from the MT Awards 2013

December 31, 2013 Steve Hobson

Arriving at Park Lane for the start of the MT Awards is where the buzz really starts to build – and in 2013 the atmosphere was given an extra twist as our 1,600 guests were greeted by the world famous Mariachi band. They didn’t actually get much chance to play as everyone – RTM MD Andy Salter and myself included – wanted to have their photo taken with the band. Don’ you whant me babee?

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Power Players 2013: Geoff Dunning, chief executive, RHA, and Theo de Pencier, chief executive, FTA

December 30, 2013 Peter Steele

11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA  and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]

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Top contract wins and renewals of 2013

December 30, 2013 Ashleigh Wight

This year, 3PLs have won millions in new and renewed business from retailers, manufacturers and service providers in the UK and beyond; some more business than others. takes a look at 2013’s top contract wins.

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Power Players 2013: Tony Devlin, regional officer, Unite

December 27, 2013 Hayley Pink

13) Tony Devlin, regional officer, Unite “We are lucky to have an exceptional officer in Tony Devlin to work with,” retired industry stalwart Peter Larner told earlier this year in reference to the Unite officer’s skill in negotiating between transport bosses and workers.

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2013: A year in the life of the post and parcels sector

December 27, 2013 Ashleigh Wight

This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]