One industry observer’s slightly jaundiced view of the home delivery vans cluttering up his street. Ocado’s admission that it has been held back by a driver shortage while motorists’ frustration gets worse because of the increasing number of side-street-blocking home delivery vans is a paradox for the modern age; how can we eat our cake if the distribution system chokes suppliers, streets and the public alike? The answer would appear to lie in consolidation, something Britain’s HGV transport industry is […]
Waste collection company Biffa is set to return to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday (20 October) for the first time in eight years.
Whose story is it anyway? In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris Walton puts the team’s news knowledge to the test as they recap the industry’s hottest headlines. The team look at the pallet sector and its potential for consolidation and, if you’ve been lost in the various Widdowson saga headlines, Chris Druce neatly summarises the story so far. Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud or iTunes, and be sure to subscribe so not to miss out […]
ACS&T has signed a new five-year contract extending its work for Italian food manufacturer Ticco Foods. The firm, which runs two Ticco-liveried trucks, will receive inbound goods at its Wolverhampton depot from suppliers in the UK and Italy, create consolidated loads and deliver them to customers nationwide in the food service sector – primarily restaurants and high street retailer cafes, wholesalers and brokers, said ACS&T MD, Malcolm Johnstone (pictured, right). Deliveries will take place five days a week. Jay Sanghera […]