DX Group has issued a profit warning, citing the shortage of HGV drivers as a key factor in driving up costs. In a trading update the company warned that a driver shortage, pricing pressures, volume erosion at its secure delivery service DX Exchange, and the slow conversion of its new parcels business pipeline had contributed to a 5.3% revenue fall in the first four months of this year, compared with the previous quarter. “The board now expects profits will be […]
Kinaxia’s acquisition of AKW Group and Fresh Freight helped deliver a 48% rise in revenues in 2019, but the group’s continuing acquisition drive and IT investments contributed to a loss of £1.8m in the period.
Owens (Road Services) saw pre-tax profit rise 14% last year as it invested heavily in its fleet and focused on maintaining a competitive edge.
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]