The level of financial standing standard O-licence holders will have to demonstrate is likely to increase in 2017, due to the drop in the value of the pound against the euro. The FTA estimated that the financial standing rate will increase by around 15% from 1 January, taking it from £6,650 to £7,800 for the first vehicle, and from £3,700 to £4,300 for each additional vehicle. Under EU law, the rate is set at €9,000 for the first vehicle and €5,000 for subsequent […]
Stobart Group has reported a “satisfactory” start to the year, despite low volumes from FMCG customers in its Eddie Stobart transport and distribution division.
Trading at Maxi Haulage was “very satisfactory” last year, as the Scottish firm continued to invest in its fleet and reduce costs.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]