Richard Preston, who co-founded haulage firm Prestons of Potto with his wife Anne, has died, aged 81. He started the business, now run by son and MD David, in 1957 as a successor to his father’s threshing contractor business, which was set up in 1936. Richard, who along with Anne remained chairman at the firm, died on 30 December after a short battle with leukaemia. Anne, who was awarded an MBE, told local media that her husband was an amazing […]
Harlequin Logistics is now running about a dozen 15.65m trailers on its Kellogg’s operation, as part of the government’s 10-year trial of longer semi-trailers. Four of the five members of the year-old haulier consortium – Currie European, John Raymond Transport, Jack Richards & Son and Prestons of Potto – are running the longer trailers for the cereal giant, shipping loads from Manchester throughout the UK. The 3.04m-high SDC Trailers can carry 60 pallets rather than the normal 52, said Currie’s […]
Prestons of Potto transport manager Jack Preston has launched a fund raising drive in honour of David Preston, who died last month.
Haulage consortium Harlequin Logistics has signed five new contracts so far this year, and expects to close 2013 with turnover in excess of £10m.