Turnover at ECM (Vehicle Delivery Services) rose by £11m, but pre-tax profit dipped slightly, as the finished-vehicle automotive logistics specialist reaped the benefits of renewing several key contracts during the financial year. During the 12 months ending 31 December 2013 turnover rose to £86.2m, from £75.1m in the previous year. Pre-tax profit fell to £779,817 from £868,374. In February of the reporting year renewed its contract with Renault-Nissan for two years following a competitive tender. As well as retaining its […]
DPD In line with is wider urban delivery strategy, parcels firm DPD is building its all-electric fleet in “double-quick” time. By the end of 2020 it plans for more than 600 vehicles – around 10% of its fleet – to be fully electric, up from 147 by the end of 2019. Six electric models feature on its new fleet, with DPD continuing to encourage vehicle manufacturers to up the pace in bringing new models to market. Largest of these is […]
Volkswagen’s plans to sell Traton Group, which contains the Scania and MAN brands, have been revived.
Watch what happened at the Microlise Transport Conference last month, when Motortransport.co.uk chaired a debate between seven of the eight major truck manufacturers, who were looking ahead to what the market holds for all in road transport in 2020.