5) Bradley Jacobs Title: CEO XPO Logistics Jacobs has been shaking up the road transport and logistics market in the US since he bought Express-1 Expedited Solutions in 2011 and renamed it XPO Logistics. He believes that the industry is ripe for consolidation due to its fragmented nature and he’s been sourcing funds and acquiring businesses ever since. It’s something he’s been doing his entire career: before buying XPO he built United Rentals, the largest construction and commercial equipment rental […]
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
Operation Brock has been reintroduced on the M20 in Kent following the closure of the temporary lorry park at Manston Airport.
Welsh haulier Hicks Logistics is joining Pallet-Track and will take over the Welsh border postcodes around Chepstow and Avonmouth early this month.