Growth in the temperature-controlled division at Turners (Soham) offset falls in its tanker division, with the operator also reaping the benefits of its 2012 acquisition of Browns Distribution. Overall group turnover rose to £242.1m in the year ending 28 December 2013, from £235.8m in the previous financial year. Pre-tax profit fell to £22.8m from £23.5m. However, turnover in its temperature-controlled division rose from £81m to £104m, while its tanker division fell from £109m to £93m. Its general haulage operations activities […]
Wincanton says it “regrets” Unite’s call to members to reject proposals over tanker driver terms and conditions, and is hopeful that its drivers will recognise the progress made during the past eight days of negotiations between fuel distribution firms and union chiefs by voting to end the long-running dispute. The company says the new proposals are a positive step in bringing the wider industry up to the same high standards of training, health and safety provided by the six tanker […]
FairFuelUK and its backers were joined by 100 MPs at the Houses of Parliament on Monday [4 March], where 40 MPs signed a letter calling upon the chancellor to cut fuel duty.
Eco haulier Howard Tenens, which has pioneered a range of low carbon technologies including gas powered trucks, has completed a trial with Bridgestone proving the financial and environmental benefits of low rolling resistance tyres.