The monthly update on freight traffic flows around the UK from Transport Exchange Group shows that in October 2015 movements from Scotland to London/SE of England were up 18% compared with October 2014, while flow from London/SE to the Midlands were up 13%. “export” from the SW to the Midlands were down 17% on last year. These figures are based on 5.9m member load miles for October and corrected for the overall Transport Exchange annual growth rate of 21%. Looking at […]
Transport Exchange Group has launched an online dashboard for owner-operators.
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]