Palletline has purchased long-term member Fast Forward Distribution. Based in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Fast Forward was set up in 1988 and has been a member of Palletline since the network was founded in 1992. The deal, completed on December 14, facilitates the retirement of Fast Forward’s owners Mark and Anne Henness. Graham Leitch, MD of Palletline, said: “Fast Forward have been an integral part of our network family since our founding year and although it’s with great sadness we see the […]
Growth in the oil services sector, investment in its Palletline business and improved vehicle utilisation helped Scottish haulier ARR Craib boost turnover and profit in the 12 months ending 31 March. Turnover rose 8.9% to £38.9m, while pre-tax profit was 56% higher, climbing from £873,117 to £1.36m. ARR Craib attributed the profit rise to a cost control programme, which incorporated driver training and a vehicle telematics and tracking system over the course of the year. It also invested £3m in […]
Pallet network Fortec, owned by French logistics giant Geodis, has undergone a change in its management structure following the departure of MD Neil Hodgson and commercial director Marcus Fischer.
ARR Craib said that its customer retention has been excellent, despite the fall in the price of oil that led to a significant downturn among its core oil and gas customers resulting in a 9% fall in turnover in its most recent financial year.