When Kevin Buchanan announced he was leaving Palletline after seven years as MD, it was a surprise. When he was subsequently appointed group MD of fierce rival Pall-Ex, it was a shock.
Last year was eventful for Palletline, with both the spring launch of Plus Logistics and the surprise departure of MD Kevin Buchanan in July (now succeeded by Graham Leitch).
Thomas Hardie Commercials has supplied the first Volvo trucks – four FH-500 tractor units – to enter service with Lancashire operator Huntapac Produce.
Goldstar Transport said the 17% increase in its pre-tax profits last year was down to winning additional business from its existing client base.
The FTA is aiming to “revolutionise” the status of transport managers through a range of continuous professional development courses that will be recognised across the industry.
Pallet networks need to find ways of raising more revenue from customers if more of them are not to go the way of UK Pallets, the boss of Bullet Express has warned.
Fowler Welch has become one of the first UK operators to put a Schmitz Cargobull own-brand fridge unit into service.
Clipper Logistics has had its contract with fashion retailer New Look extended to July 2019.
DHL Supply Chain has taken over operations at Marks & Spencer’s Swindon DC, which was formerly managed by Wincanton.
Rico Group’s new MD Paul Parrish is expecting to double turnover within five years through an ambitious European expansion strategy.