Richard Simpson, CEO of Leeds-based Walkers Transport, is typical of the new breed of logistics business owners who have not been brought up in transport and so have a fresh view of the industry and its future. He explains his vision to Steve Hobson Walkers Transport was formed in 1977 and until October 2017 was owned by Nigel Jenkinson, the son of the company’s founder. Jenkinson had a clear plan that he did not want to pass on the business […]
After two tough days of judging some superb entries, the shortlist for the 2015 Motor Transport Awards has been announced. DPD once again leads the pack, being shortlisted for four awards, while Cemex is up for two. The pallet networks are well represented, with Pall-Ex shortlisted in four categories, and Palletline, Palletways (UK) and Pallet-Track making one appearance each. The Apprenticeship category sees manufacturers, dealers and operators go head to head, with Cartwright, Cemex UK, Nagel Langdons, Norbert Dentressangle and […]
DHL Supply Chain has signed up pallet network Palletways to handle the non-chilled requirement of its troubled KFC contract, MT can exclusively reveal.
Walkers Transport has been appointed main haulier for SD Parr in a deal that will see it move around 2,000 pallets per year for the glaced fruits and bakery products distributor. Leeds-based Walkers secured the contract with Barnsley-based SD Parr after a competitive tender and will be responsible for storing and delivering SD Parr’s products throughout the country. John Pedley, MD at SD Parr, said that Walkers’ network, warehousing facilities and IT system meet its business needs. “We see Walkers […]