Third-party logistics providers have this year won millions of pounds in business, taking on more work from existing customers as well as winning contracts from new clients. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the highest value and longest contract wins of 2014.
18) Danny Glynn, MD, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent/Burnt Tree What is a car rental guy doing in the MT Power Players you may ask. The answer is that, along with Burnt Tree CEO Richard Metcalfe, Glynn is in charge of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle contract hire and rental firm Flex-E-Rent/Burnt Tree.
19) Alastair Cochrane, MD, TNT Express Services UK & Ireland Once the market leader and innovator –some would say inventor – of the express parcels market, TNT Express has retreated into its shell for a period of introspection and restructuring. Shorn of its contract logistics and postal arms, TNT Express has to survive in arguably the toughest of all logistics environments – B2B and B2C parcels.
Highways England (HE) – the new company set up to replace the Highways Agency from next April – has promised to “transform our national roads” over the next decade and beyond and suggested it will be “a very different business from the organisation it will succeed”.
20: Richard Burnett, chief executive, RHA The incoming CEO of the RHA has a tough challenge redefining the role of an association that almost went bust before his predecessor Geoff Dunning took over in 2009. Falling membership in the depths of the recession and a huge pension deficit meant Dunning’s main job was to get the finances in order.
Nine weeks into his job as MD of MAN Truck and Bus UK, Simon Elliott spoke to Steve Hobson about his plans for 2015.
Chilled logistics specialist NFT Distribution was back in the black before it was acquired by new owner EmergeVest earlier in the year, posting a pre-tax profit of £1.6m in the 12 months ending 31 March 2014.
Over the past two years Motortransport.co.uk has spent Christmas counting down the Power Players – the list of the 20 people we believe have the most influence, and exert the most control, over the road transport industry in the UK – and we will be doing it again this year.
Hot on the heels of the launch of a southern hub, Wolverhampton-based pallet network Pallet-Track has officially launched its first Scottish hub.
CM Downton is to extend its 100,000ft² Quedgeley warehouse, after a surge in business and new contract wins.