Despite the high-profile collapse of Deben Transport last month, the amount of insolvencies overall in the transport and haulage sector is rapidly declining year-on-year. Insolvency Service data for England and Wales shows that in 2014, a total of 294 companies became insolvent, a 25% fall on the previous year and 44% lower than the 529 in 2011. Andrew Tate, vice-president at insolvency firm R3, said: “While there have been a number of high-profile cases of business failure in the transport […]
Davis Haulage, which was sold to Buffaload Logistics for £1.8m late last year, got into trouble after overextending itself, according to a report from administrator Leonard Curtis.
TNT Express has seen a drop in both turnover and operating profit, following the loss of a contract with a major fashion retailer in the UK.
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.