United Biscuits is on the hunt for subcontractors to carry its products, according to head of distribution Rob Wright. Wright told Motortransport.co.uk the company looks for new subcontractors to join its team of approximately 70 small to medium-sized businesses every year. “What tends to happen with small to medium-sized family businesses is that they might have changes in their business, so occasionally a haulier will leave us because of volumes elsewhere,” he said. “So every year we look to see […]
The European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark believes operators should push the DfT to introduce “super” semi-trailers into in its longer semi-trailer trial. Peter Surtees, European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark, was speaking after the publication of a University of Huddersfield report on high capacity vehicles (HCVs) last week. Impact Assessment: High-Capacity Vehicles, which was sponsored by the firm, claims operators could cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions by between 11% and 19% per unit of load (on a pallet/km basis) by […]
The boss of one of the largest own-account fleets in the country, Morrisons, has launched a robust defence of the longer semi-trailer trial claiming it has helped it deliver a 6.5% productivity saving since the trial began.
TNT Express has added two 15.65m longer semi-trailers to one of its trunking routes and plans to introduce more into its operation.