News distribution specialist CM Downton has secured its first contract with Connect Group’s Smiths News. Smiths News, sister company to Tuffnells Parcel Express, has a 55% market share of the news distribution industry. Downton’s contract with the group will see the operator perform multiple daily trunks of magazines between a Smiths News magazine hub in Hemel Hempstead and depots in Stevenage and Hornsey. Downton said its experience in the print sector helped it secure the deal in a competitive tender. […]
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]
The driver shortage becoming more acute drove CM Downton’s profit down in the 2016/17 financial year, and the operator said it’s having its “most difficult commercial conversations” with clients to date as it moves to increase fees.
DHL Parcel UK has taken over the Pass My Parcel network today (1 October).