As 2014 draws to a close, MT.co.uk looks back at the stories you wanted to read. There were shocks, surprises and startling revalations galore in the road transport industry, but what were the ten stories that attracted the most attention? Here’s a clue: Seafield, Stobart and shortages dominated… 1) Lomas Distribution takes on collapsed Seafield’s Winsford site Richard Lomas, MD of Lomas Distribution, voiced his delight at being able to secure the Winsford-based warehousing business of collapsed haulier Seafield Logistics […]
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
UK Mail’s bull run couldn’t last. After hitting the heights of 510pence per share last week, following a stellar set of results, it has drifted back slowly to 497p as of today – still significantly higher than the 445p the week before its full year results. Not bad work in a fortnight. But it has still helped the MT basket of six shares hit a new high for the year: £18.67…
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]