Highways England, the body replacing the Highways Agency from 1 April, said it needs to strengthen its relationship with the logistics sector.A spokesman for the government-owned company said: “We’ve got to get better information out to [hauliers] about roadworks. “It’s a really important relationship to us, and something Highways England will be keen to strengthen in the days and months to come.” Last week, the company published a five-year delivery plan, outlining £11bn of upgrades to the strategic road network […]
The Highways Agency has renewed a contract with Norbert Dentressangle to manage the storage and distribution of goods in support of road repairs and maintenance throughout the country.
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
A lot has happened since I last interviewed Wincanton chief executive James Wroath (pictured) back in January. The upshot being that we’re now chatting from our homes via Zoom rather than sitting in the back office of a Sainsbury’s depot in north London.