Pallet networks buying member hauliers is a trend the sector will “definitely see more of” in the future, say the heads of Palletline and Pall-Ex. Both networks recently bought member operators to avoid losing their services when the owners retired. Palletline earlier this month bought ABE (Ledbury), which joined the network in 1994 and covers the WR, HR, LD and part of the SY postcodes. Bournemouth Airport-based Shears Brothers and the logistics arm of Basildon, Essex-based operator Bowden Transport, which […]
Oxfordshire-based Interoute Transport Services has been placed into administration, and its transport business closed with immediate effect.
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]
S&S Distribution, the Kent-based haulier snapped up by Palletline last year, recorded a pre-tax loss shortly after its purchase, newly published accounts show.