This year’s most read was dominated by the sad demise of national haulier Canute, which never recovered from the end of its long-term contract with retailer Wilko last year.
When MT meets up with Palletforce CEO Michael Conroy, at a central London hotel rather than the network’s hub in Burton-upon-Trent, it is ahead of the big EV Cargo announcement.
By the time the Beast from the East had done its damage and spring was finally making itself known, official figures showed that there had been 574 insolvencies in UK logistics during the first three months of 2018.
He laid the groundwork for the HGV Road User Levy and and started the longer semi-trailer trial while transport minister. Now he’s back supporting recovery operators and hauliers as the chair of two parliamentary groups, MT finds out more.
Based at its 35,000sq ft factory in Doncaster, Transdek is best known for its innovative ‘Wedge’ fixed double-deck trailers and rapid install, modular double deck lifts. Founder and CEO Mark Adams is on a mission to highlight the inefficiencies of many of the current crop of moving deck stepframe double-deckers, which he says are typically only able to carry up to 18 tonnes of payload and leave the tractor unit drive axle unstable.
The decision of Palletways member Rase Distribution to introduce a 750kg weight limit on domestic tail-lift deliveries has once again put the question of what constitutes a safe pallet weight before the haulage sector.
The run-up to Christmas always poses serious challenges for operators, often stretching resources to breaking point, writes Simon Jack.
The reign of Almtone-owned Canute Group came to an end today (21 December) just over seven months after it began with the pre-pack administration and sale of its predecessor company.
The Canute Group, owned by Almtone, is expected to make an official announcement about its closure tomorrow afternoon.
Hoyer has bolstered its UK Petrolog fleet with 26 new Scania P-series trucks, a mix of additional vehicles and replacements.