Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown. The association’s 2014 goods vehicle operating cost survey showed a total annual inflationary rise in the year to 30 September 2013 of 2.3% excluding fuel, across all categories of vehicle. A 2.5% decline in average bulk diesel prices in the year, however, left the overall […]
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]
Telematics firm Microlise has launched its annual search for the top HGV drivers in the UK transport industry.