John G Russell hopes to increase its rail freight customer base after introducing a rail service to France and Spain last year. The operator, part of the Russell Group which also comprises Carntyne Transport, is also developing its own a rail freight terminal in the Midlands, which director Ken Russell said will give it more “control over our own destiny” when it opens in the summer. The company currently operates freight trains out of the Dirft terminal, near Northampton. The […]
The DfT has achieved its original target of getting 1,800 longer semi-trailers on the roads, albeit almost five years after the scheme was first launched.
Longer semi-trailers (LSTs) could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as the government moves to bring to an early end a trial of over 2,600 LSTs following positive results.
APC Overnight expects to have its new £15m Cannock facility up to full operational effectiveness within the month. Cannock will replace the company’s existing facility in Essington, Staffordshire, and at present about 35% of the network’s business volumes have been shifted across to the new facility.