Confidence among senior managers in the UK logistics industry remains high, but has fallen slightly since 2014, according to the twice-yearly UK Logistics Confidence Index commissioned by Barclays and Moore Stephens. In the survey of more than 100 senior decision-makers in January and February 2015, the index fell to 69.2 from 71.4 in summer 2014. More than four-fifths (81%) of respondents expected to increase turnover in the coming year, with two-thirds (67%) expecting to boost profit. The number of businesses […]
Wincanton hasn’t had it all its own way of late. A resurgent Eddie Stobart wrestled a Cemex contract valued at £15m off it, and MT revealed earlier this month that Britvic had re-awarded its entire transport requirement to Eddie Stobart after the first year of a five-year deal with Wincanton.
Wincanton’s commercial vehicle maintenance division, Pullman Fleet Services, has performed well in the first quarter of the current financial year, its parent has said.
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.