Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire storage and distribution firm John Hackling (Transport) said a near 12% rise in turnover and profit before tax in the year to the end of September was “in line with expectations”. The firm, which is a member of both Palletline and The Hazchem Network, reported an 11.9% rise in turnover during the year to £13.1m (2013: £11.7m); while pre-tax profit rose 12.48% to £1.34m (2013: £1.19m), resulting in a profit margin of just over 10%. While the directors […]
S&S Distribution’s fleet investment programme and the loss of a local customer that relocated contributed to a fall in turnover and profit last year.
Palletline has defended itself after residents complained that vibrations from trucks accessing its London hub in Perivale were causing property damage. A local residents group, led by Vinny K-Maddage, has put Ealing Council and Transport for London under pressure to act. However, Palletline said that despite having operated from Perivale for the past five years, it was only made aware that residents had concerns this August. “As a preliminary action, Palletline implemented an alternative preferred route; instructing drivers to go […]
Palletline is on course to launch a direct trunking service from January 2014, a move that its MD Kevin Buchanan believes has the potential to evolve the decades-old pallet network model.