Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) turnover increased 25% year-on-year in the half year period the group said today (9 July), but it also warned that profit would be at the lower end of expectations. In a trading statement, ESL said group turnover increased due to organic growth and a full first-half contribution from The Pallet Network, which ESL purchased last year. On a like-for-like basis turnover increased by 8%, reflecting continuing organic growth and a number of new contract wins. However, […]
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.
Aggregate Industries (AI) has defended its decision to apply a rate increase only to its franchise hauliers after the move was criticised by an external haulage contractor.