Two major business wins helped turnover at Norfolk haulier Jack Richards & Son increase by 13% last year. MD Peter Brown told Motortransport.co.uk that an increase in business and an improved economic outlook helped turnover at the company rise from £29.7m to £33.8m in the year to 31 May 2014. Documents filed at Companies House also revealed an 18% increase in pre-tax profit to £814,620 (2012/13: £687,377). Its margin, however, remained flat at 2.4%. “We had two big contract wins […]
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
Eleven strong haulier consortium Jigsaw has won a contract with food manufacturer Kellogg’s to handle less-than-truck-load volumes.
The 2016 edition of the Overview of the UK Commercial Vehicle Industry report, produced on behalf of Texaco Lubricants, is now available to download for free.