Home deliveries by pallet networks continued to grow strongly in what was a record breaking 2017, according to the Association of Pallet Networks (APN).
Creditors of Bedworth Haulage said they picked up on rumours of trouble at the company in the weeks before it entered administration.
The urban logistics market to the west of London has seen a spate of activity, with two new developments starting and another completing.
P&O Ferries is set to treble its freight capacity to 600,000 units a year by 2020 after signing a deal with Forth Ports to move to a £150m Thames river berth at the Port of Tilbury.
CM Downton has signed an £8m deal to renew its distribution contract with Prinovis for another five years.
Eddie Stobart CEO Alex Laffey is mulling a rebrand of the logistics firm’s 2,500 strong fleet, which could even see the iconic name disappear from Britain’s roads.
Tarmac is rolling out a new smartcard for its HGV drivers, which it claims will make it easier for them to move between it’s 400-plus sites.
Chinese automotive group Zhejiang Geely Holding has purchased almost 10% of Daimler, just weeks after becoming the largest shareholder in truck manufacturer AB Volvo.
West of Scotland Heavy Haulage (WSHH) failed because Police Scotland withdrew its escort service, effectively stopping the wind turbine transport firm from completing its contracts.
Cleveland Police is undertaking a “complex financial investigation” at an HGV training company that collapsed into administration earlier this month.