Steve Porter Transport has been added to the Knights of Old portfolio in a move that sees the group strengthen its links in the south of England. The company, which employs around 70 staff, runs a fleet of 40 trucks and 80 trailers and has depots Portsmouth, Southampton, Newport and Cowes, where it has its headquarters. It specialises in national and international freight services. It is a Fortec pallet network member. Kettering-based Knights of Old said the deal will boost […]
As hauliers face yet another rise this summer in insurance premium tax, MT looks at what action industry can take to lessen its impact
Knights of Old (KOO) was founded in 1865 by William Knight with a single horse and cart, and has grown steadily and today runs 169 trucks and 185 trailers. The modern history of the company really starts in 2000, when it moved to its present base on a ten acre site in Kettering, which now includes 120,000sq ft of warehousing. In 2011 the company took another big step forward with the merger with Northampton-based Mainland Group, adding around £10m revenue […]
Knights of Old has come out fighting after landing a major new contract and vowing to overcome a difficult period that saw it record a “substantial” operating loss of £2.7m.