Profit margins continue to be held back by customers’ reluctance to increase rates, John G Russell (Transport) chief executive, logistics, Alan Poulton has warned. “Margins still remain challenging; getting the right price for the job still remains challenging,” he told Motortransport.co.uk. “We believe the market still isn’t paying the right price for the quality they want for the job. “Although we have a good story to tell about customers staying loyal, the transport margin, in particular, is very difficult to […]
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]
UK Mail is anticipating a fall in both pre-tax profit and turnover for the year ended 31 March 2016 after the installation of incompatible technology incurred huge costs.
The 3.5% hike in insurance premium tax (IPT) that came into effect at the beginning of November could be just “the tip of the iceberg” in terms of increasing insurance costs for truck operators, a leading commercial vehicle insurer has warned.