Throughout the year The Hub – Motortransport.co.uk’s business blog – has brought you the real stories behind the headlines. So, without further ceremony, here are some of the many highlights of the year.
15) Eric Born, chief executive, Wincanton Eric Born was given the not inconsiderable task of turning Wincanton around, taking on a business that in 2011 plunged to a £26m full-year loss on turnover of £2.2bn. He has delivered.
This isn’t an editor’s picks, it isn’t an analysis of the most important news in the industry in the past 12 months – these are the most-read stories on Motortransport.co.uk. It is what our loyal readers wanted to read from the thousands of stories we published in 2013. Thanks for reading, and we’ll keep delivering bigger and better next year!
The 2014 MT Awards will see the launch of a new category – the Business Excellence Award, sponsored by leading pallet network Fortec.
16) David Hunt, vice president and MD, Ryder Europe At the top of the biggest truck rental and leasing provider in the UK, David Hunt, vice president and MD for Ryder Europe, has great influence over the sector.
NFT has wrapped an early Christmas present – 45 of its tractor units in a brand new livery just in time for Christmas.
Equity firm ACC Capital has bought a majority stake in Lubbers Transport Group as part of a management buy-out at the firm.
UK Mail Group has been given the green light to develop its new hub in Coventry, following its agreement with the DfT earlier this month.
What do John Wayne, the Labour Party, Scotland, retirement and foreign hauliers have in common? They all cropped up in Motortransport.co.uk’s quotes of the year. Find out who said what and when in our round-up of the year!
17) Wolfgang Bernhard – chairman, Commercial Vehicle Board of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)