Is it a 3PL? Is it a 4PL? No it’s a 3.5PL. Steve Hobson talks to national consortium Jigsaw about its alternative haulier partner model. Jigsaw is a consortium of 11 regional, mainly family- owned hauliers that operates as a national network for customers that need a UK and Ireland-wide ser vice but for whom the large 3PLs are not a natural cultural fit. Owned by its largest partner CM Downton, Jigsaw employs 70 staff and this year is expected […]
CM Downton has scored a hat-trick of renewals worth £3.5m a year, with three paper and packaging industry clients.
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.
EV Cargo Logistics is reporting volumes at “Christmas levels” as it responds to increased demand for groceries across the UK.