Despite walking away from contracts and uncertain container volumes, Wincanton’s half year results recorded a 52% jump in pre-tax profit. Motortransport.co.uk talks to CEO Adrian Colman. The figures for the six months ended 30 September this year showed pre-tax profit of £19.6m, compared to £12.9m for the same period in 2015. Adrian Colman said the increase was the result of an improved, profitable performance from Pullman, its fleet services arm, and capital from the sale of its Records Management business. […]
The boss of Wincanton has praised the Fuso eCanter, describing it as the “first commercially viable” electric truck and pledging to add more to the 3PL’s home delivery fleet.
Wincanton has said it doesn’t expect to be affected by the dispute between union Unite and Argos over the proposed transfer of almost 100 drivers despite managing the majority of the retailer’s transport operation.
Almost three quarters of freight forwarders are calling for the Brexit transition period to be extended if no trade deal is agreed with the EU.