CM Downton is set to deliver more than nine million Christmas TV guides to wholesalers and retailers this weekend. The magazine delivery specialist will use fleet of 170 trucks to collect copies of the Radio Times, TV Times, What’s on TV, TV Choice, Total TV Guide and TV and Satellite from printers in Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, Bicester and Colchester, delivering them ahead of the Christmas period. Director Kate Downton said: “We distribute around 260,000 tonnes of magazines each year in […]
The driver shortage becoming more acute drove CM Downton’s profit down in the 2016/17 financial year, and the operator said it’s having its “most difficult commercial conversations” with clients to date as it moves to increase fees.
CM Downton has 0rdered 180 Cartwright trailers to service existing business and provide additional capacity for growth.
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.