Hermes Parcelnet pays its suppliers more quickly than any other company in the Motor Transport Top 100 top 10, an MT analysis has found. In the six months to 31 August, Hermes Parcelnet – 10th in this year’s Top 100 by turnover – was first for prompt payment, taking on average just nine days to pay its suppliers with 93% paid within 30 days and only 8% of invoices not paid within agreed terms. Second was DPDgroup UK – fifth […]
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]
Building work for DPD’s £100m East Midlands parcel hub is likely to begin in August, following the granting of planning approval.
Despite walking away from contracts and uncertain container volumes, Wincanton’s half year results recorded a 52% jump in pre-tax profit. Motortransport.co.uk talks to CEO Adrian Colman.