10) Dwain McDonald Title: Chief executive, DPDgroup UK Five MT Awards in one night? Only McDonald has managed that. He might not like us saying it, but McDonald has led the biggest success story in UK road transport in not just the past year, but the past decade. Back in August 2006 the company had a turnover of £199m – in 2014 it was up to £829m. In that time McDonald has also led the development of DPDs Predict technology […]
Local councils should find it easier to minimise the disruption caused by road works, following a DfT decision to allow them to create permit schemes without having to get central government approval. The change, announced by transport minister Norman Baker on 23 January, may take effect as early as 2015 and will mean councils can introduce such schemes – which limit the time utility companies can take over road works and apply fines if they overrun – more easily. Permit […]
The HGV Road User Levy Bill has successful completed its second reading in the House of Commons, bringing road charging for all operators a step closer. The bill, which remains on course to see the introduction of a levy for both domestic and foreign registered vehicles in the UK by April 2014, was unopposed and is now at committee stage. The maximum daily charge under the levy will be €11 (£8.90), with UK operators receiving a VED offset to make […]
US warehousing giant Panattoni says significant progress is being made at its Wakefield515 site where steel is already up on what it describes as the largest speculative development in the North for 10 years.