The UK MD of Gefco has said that the 3PL will be more profitable in the future, as it has made moves to strengthen its offering both inside, and outside, of the automotive logistics market. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk at Multimodal, Tristan Balayn admitted the company’s profitability “was not great” following the economic downturn, but said it’s back on track and ready to take on new challenges. He said: “We know where we are going now. We are confident about our […]
The head of road freight and transport policy at the FTA has predicted a hectic final year ahead for Driver CPC, but believes the industry can ultimately meet the challenge.
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]