Eight road transport and logistics businesses now have an annual turnover in excess of £1bn. They are: Royal Mail; DHL; XPO Logistics; FedEx Corporation (comprising FedEx and TNT); DPD Group UK; UPS; Wincanton and Menzies Distribution. The billionaires dominate the Motor Transport Top 100. Collectively they are responsible for 71% of all people employed by the Top 100 businesses in road transport, 63% of all turnover and 70% of all pre-tax profit generated. Kuehne + Nagel; Hermes; Eddie Stobart and […]
The recent heatwave has seen massive spikes in retail volumes for chilled and frozen goods, according to DHL Supply Chain. The UK’s largest logistics firm said the hot weather in July had seen demand for bottled water rise by 45% and soft drink volume increase by 35%.
Wincanton, DSV, Owens Road Services, Potter Logistics, and Pentalver are among 270 exhibitors at the Multimodal show, which is on now at Birmingham’s NEC.
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has praised Skills for Logistic’s (SfL) “innovative” new initiative to recruit armed forces personnel into the road transport sector. Speaking at the official launch of the Military Transitions to Logistics programme at London’s Imperial War Museum earlier this month, the minister added: “I’m delighted to be a part of it and wish it a huge success.” Hammond urged others within road transport to get involved with an initiative that hopes to entice 1,000 ex-services personnel into […]