Operators are more optimistic about their vehicle acquisition strategy in 2015 than they were in 2014, predicting that more new vehicles will be bought this year compared with last year. The findings of the 2015 Overview of the Commercial Vehicle Industry report, produced by MT publisher Road Transport Media on behalf of Texaco and in association with Continental, found that operators of 51 or more vehicles plan to acquire an average of 79 vehicles in 2015, up from an average […]
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]
Ray Ashworth had an illustrious career at DAF Trucks but it was his work to improve the industry’s image, promote career opportunities and develop apprenticeships that won over the judges.
Hermes Group, parent company of UK parcel carrier Hermes Parcelnet, has seen “significant growth” in turnover for the twelfth year running, which it attributed to the rapidly growing e-commerce sector.