The collapse of Deben Transport highlights the urgent need to address the poor rates plaguing the container haulage market, the boss of Pentalver has said. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk, Chris Lawrenson said Deben’s demise did at least take 200-plus vehicles out of “a network that’s already creaking”. However, “the benefit to the container industry overall is that it highlights how the rates have to be increased”. Lawrenson said present rates were simply not sustainable, although he appreciated that customers could only […]
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]
Leicester freight transport business AM Widdowson & Son has gone into administration.
The MD of Buxton-based Lomas Distribution has expressed his delight after the company secured the Winsford warehousing business of collapsed firm Seafield Logistics saving jobs in the process.