The Reed Boardall Group has appointed a new MD of transport as part of efforts to get the business back on track after an 80% profits plunge last year. The Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport firm has appointed former National Holidays director Graeme Richardson to head up the transport division. Richardson replaces Howard Gill, who left Reed Boardall in December last year to become managing director of Kinship Logistics, part of multi-temperature produce distributor SH Pratt Group. Richardson’s previous experience […]
The loss of a major customer at the end of 2016, alongside increasing costs for drivers’ wages and fuel inflation, saw Foulger Transport head into the red in 2017.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]