12) Margrethe Vestager Title: European commissioner for competition Formerly the Deputy Prime-Minister of Denmark Vestager makes this list because she has one decision in her hands that could reshape the road transport industry, namely approving FedEx’s acquisition of TNT. The commission had until 7 December to “make sure that FedEx’s takeover of TNT would not impede effective competition and would not lead to higher prices for consumers” – but has failed to announce its decision as we went to press. […]
Dachser is to invest £23m in a major integrated logistics centre close to its existing operation in Northampton.
Two leading logistics firms have questioned plans for a new residential development in Yorkshire that would involve the construction of a new primary school and numerous homes adjacent to their operating sites. Clipper Logistics and Potter Group have both written to Selby District Council to question the planned Olympia Park development, which would include 985 homes and various leisure facilities including restaurants, sports and play areas, allotments and a public house. The development, for which a planning application was submitted […]
6) Andrew Jones MP Title: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport If you knew Andrew Jones before he became freight minister you were either well plugged in to the world of politics in North Yorkshire, or were familiar with him from his days working at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.