A shortage of drivers, the introduction of Driver CPC and a drive to improve its services saw Aspray Transport’s pre-tax profit fall in the year ended 30 June 2016, despite turnover growth of more than a third. The operator’s pre-tax profit fell by 22% year-on-year, from £1m to £779,000. However Aspray’s turnover for the year was £49m; an increase of 36% on 2015’s £36m. In the strategic report for the year the company, which trades as Aspray24, said that “the […]
Willenhall-based express delivery firm Aspray24 has attributed a fall in profitability last year to the introduction of the Driver CPC and driver shortages.
A turn-round strategy introduced at Aspray Transport last year led to the next day carrier spending almost £400,000 to tackle a “highly challenging” environment resulting in the firm recording a loss.
The RHA and FTA have warned that hauliers operating under the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) face extra costs and unnecessary legislation if proposed changes go ahead.