Wincanton’s head of Industrial and Transport has called for an end to the piecemeal approach to clean air zone rules across the UK. Speaking to motortransport.co.uk, Chris Fenton, MD of a division with an annual turnover of more than £480m, said that while three-quarters of the group’s 3,400 strong fleet was Euro-6 compliant, it remains “our desire to see consistency”. “I’m concerned that we end up with different standards in different cities. That means you end up having to try […]
The FTA has urged operators to join its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) to strengthen its efforts to avoid government action over commercial vehicle emissions. Evidence from the scheme, which published its second annual report this week, will be submitted to the DfT’s Freight Review later this year. The FTA hopes the evidence will convince the review – which is looking at the efforts the sector is making to cut emissions – that there is no need to regulate to […]
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]
Müller UK and Ireland is planning a rapid integration of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations following the completion of the £80m takeover deal.