The purchase of Macintyre Transport is a “significant” move that has doubled the size of Turners (Soham)’s container vehicle fleet in one fell swoop, according to its boss Paul Day. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk after last week’s acquisition of the Felixstowe-headquartered business, MD Day said discussions began after he became aware that Harvey Macintyre was looking to retire. “He was comfortable about how we were going to run it,” said Day. “It is a well run business, which you have to […]
Pharmaceutical giant Alliance Boots has taken full ownership of Derbyshire-based healthcare logistics firm UniDrug Distribution Group (UDG).
Viridor Waste Management has acquired JWT Holdings, a waste collection and recycling business based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, from John William Thomasson for £7.6m. JWT Holdings employs 45 staff and handles around 70,000 tonnes of material a year. Its materials recycling facility and fleet of 29 vehicles will be integrated into Viridor’s northern region, complementing the commercial collection services of its Trafford Park Operation, says owner Pennon Group. The acquisition will provide excellent synergies with Viridor’s activities in Manchester and […]
Fuel hauliers have welcomed the launch of a national training safety-standard for tanker drivers, and are gearing up to put their staff through the Petroleum Drivers’ Passport (PDP) scheme.