Jack Richards & Son has left Palletways and joined rival network Palletline. The haulier, based in Fakenham, Norfolk will cover parts of Ipswich, Norwich and Peterborough for Palletline after the network tweaked coverage areas after the departure of Foulger Transport. Peter Brown, MD at Jack Richards, said: “We were attracted by Palletline because of the member ownership model and success of the business platform. “The fact that members have a share and say in the running of operation fits with […]
Jack Richards & Sons has extended and expanded its contract with charcoal firm Big K Products for a further three years. Martin Zuill, transport operations manager at Big K, says: “Jack Richards [has] more than proved its logistics capability. So much so, that we’ve decided to award them with the contract to distribute our pallet network products throughout the UK.” Jack Richards is a member of Palletways. Dominic Purslow, Jack Richards & Son depot principal, adds: “We’re delighted to be […]
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
Jack Richards & Son increased turnover by 17% last year after benefitting from “a benign market”, according to its MD.