Wincanton has signed a new five year contract with cycling and car accessories retailer Halfords, extending the partnership between the two companies to 8 years. Under the deal, Wincanton will remain Halford’s sole UK supplier of transport services, delivering car maintenance, car enhancement, car servicing, cycling and travel products from Halfords’ warehouses to its stores. Operations will be run out of the Halfords distribution centre in Coventry and Redditch, with 130 Wincanton staff working in support of the contract. The […]
Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.
Wincanton has told investors that its full year turnover will be lower than 2018’s, after the late start of a number of new contracts failed to offset its exit from several low margin deals.
The FTA met with the Treasury last Thursday (5 February) to discuss the real effect the plummeting cost of oil was having on the freight transport sector.