Refrigerated rental company Petit Forestier has spent £20m upgrading its short-term hire fleet. The company, which received the Motor Transport Apprenticeship of the Year award last year, plans to make a similar sized fleet investment in 2016. The new vehicles bring Petit Forestier’s short term hire fleet to 1,200, and pushes the size of its total UK and Ireland fleet to more than 5,000 vehicles, distributed across 16 depots. Pat Skelly, MD Petit Forestier UK, said: “By understanding our customers’ […]
This year’s winner of the Haulier of the Year award was Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics operator, which has seen a remarkable turnaround in performance after a difficult few years.
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is urging the industry to put forward a HGV driver apprenticeship bid under a fast-track system launched last week.
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.