Meachers Global Logistics has hired the first driver to have passed a pilot scheme, which aims to tackle the driver shortage with free vocational training. The scheme was developed by a consortium of Hampshire-based hauliers, including Meachers; Harris Transport; Pentalver Transort; AFS Haulage; Steve Porter Transport and Williams Shipping, along with Job Centre Plus and Southampton City Council. It was designed to tackle the “chronic” driver shortage in the UK, which would not only allow HGV drivers to qualify without […]
Steve Porter Transport has won a contract to deliver solar panels to the Isle of Wight, as part of the island’s plans to invest in renewable energy.
Steve Porter Transport enjoyed a busy summer, with a jump in drop-trailer movements during the period.
Pentalver has warned there could be casualties in the container haulage market in the second half of the year as the sector struggles with low volumes. The warning comes as the firm reported turnover and pre-tax profit growth in 2011: Pentalver Transport saw turnover grow to £57.4m in the year, from £55m a year ago, while pre-tax profit rose to £2m, from £1.5m. At sister business Pentalver Cannock, turnover rose to £24.8m, compared to £22.9m in 2010, but pre-tax profit […]