The boss of CM Downton has said customers need to be realistic about haulage rates as the economic recovery begins to lay bare capacity issues within road transport. “The days of cheap transport are over,” said CM Downton MD Andy Downton. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk about the family-run firm’s latest financial results for the year ended 30 June 2013, Downton said the company had performed robustly in a challenging environment brought about by the recession forcing down rates. “Whilst we’ve renewed all […]
DX Group has issued a profit warning, citing the shortage of HGV drivers as a key factor in driving up costs.
News distribution specialist CM Downton has secured its first contract with Connect Group’s Smiths News.
The ongoing threat of strike action at Royal Mail has encouraged many of its customers to switch to rival carriers, while growth in new contracts has slowed, the firm admitted in its half year results.