Road haulage rates have risen only fractionally in the last two years, provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown. According to the ONS’s latest Services Producer Price Indices, which record changes in the prices received for particular business services in the UK, road freight transport rates at the end of Q3 were up 0.57% compared to those at the end of Q3 last year and just 0.38% above those at the end of Q3 2012. Negligible […]
Fakenham, Norfolk haulier Jack Richards & Son has reported a 56% rise in pre-tax profit, and £2.3m rise in turnover, for the year ending 31 May 2012. The firm said the increase was down to a number of factors, including a slight hardening in rates, successful efforts to improve fuel consumption, a fortuitously-timed Christmas break and a number of new contracts that helped cut empty running. Turnover at the vehicle operator rose almost 9% during the year, from £25.6m to […]
Rhys Davies & Sons saw both turnover and pre-tax profit rise last year, through a mixture of cost control and volume growth.
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