For a man that has led The Pallet Network (TPN) through its biggest change in recent history, namely joining the Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) fold, Mark Duggan comes across as assured and relaxed when motortransport.co.uk catches up with him. The reason for the interview with TPN’s MD is that it’s now more than six months since the network’s backer, private equity company LDC, decided to bring its 11-year ownership to an end. The decision caused a wave of excitement within […]
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]
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.
Wincanton has written to Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) employees on the Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products Division contract ahead of the switch in contractor, Motortransport.co.uk can exclusively reveal.