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 government is to launch a trial of 48-tonne trucks and allow the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on Britain’s roads from 2022, the DfT has announced.
Visitors to the virtual Commercial Motor Show at the end of September may have sat in on the break-out session on eco trucks, when Andrew Malcolm, chief executive of the Malcolm Group discussed a proposed trial of 48-tonne GCW trucks to feed railheads for intermodal operations.
John G Russell hopes to increase its rail freight customer base after introducing a rail service to France and Spain last year.