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 […]
Daughter of driver crushed to death by 1.4 tonne pallet of tiles calls on HSE to set strict pallet weight limits
The daughter of a lorry driver crushed to death by a 1.4 tonne pallet of tiles is calling for HSE to set clear limits on pallet weights and ensure responsibility for safety across the entire supply chain.
All 39 jobs have been lost at family transport firm Mann Haulage in Chester-le-Street after the company was forced to close down last month.
Even if customs clearance is reinstated following Brexit, leaving the EU remains the best thing for the UK, according to Europa Worldwide Group MD Andrew Baxter.