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 […]
CM Downton walked away with the big prize of the night – the Haulier of the Year trophy – in front of a sell-out audience of 1,500 at last night’s Motor Transport Awards (13 June). Delighted directors of the family firm Andrew, Richard and John Downton, collected the trophy from co-host Sean Lock. The Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire-based firm has achieved the remarkable feat of boosting turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008 – a performance […]
Eddie Stobart said its robust contingency plans would ensure the delivery of Walkers crisps to supermarkets were not disrupted, after HGV drivers geared up for strike action over a pay dispute.
The Pallet Network’s pallet recycling scheme, which allows partners to take their expired pallets to TPN’s hub for use in carbon-neutral energy generation, has saved 300 tonnes of wood from landfill in its first six months.