Steve Porter Transport enjoyed a busy summer, with a jump in drop-trailer movements during the period. The Isle of Wight haulier, which runs a drop-trailer service from Southampton to the island making use of Red Funnel ferries, saw drop-trailer movements increase by almost a quarter from the 13 January to 13 August to reach 9,885. This was an increase of 1,947 trailer movements from 7,938 in the corresponding period a year ago. Steve Porter Transport MD, Malcolm Gibson, said: “We […]
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]
UK haulage operators are estimated to see £7.5bn wiped off their turnover this year as the “catastrophic impact” of the coronavirus continues, according to the International Road Transport Union (IRU).