Meachers Global Logistics has posted an increase in turnover and profits, but said rising costs and a shortage of drivers is proving challenging. The Southampton-based logistics company increased group turnover by 17.2% to £30.6m in the year ending 31 May 2019. Pre-tax profit increased by 16.5% to £2.2m. In its review of the business, the company said the “significant increase in activity was achieved with an increased number of staff and agency labour”. It added: “Employee numbers increased by 4% […]
Derbyshire operator Sprintdeliver has closed down, citing the Covid-19 pandemic and difficulties recruiting HGV drivers as reasons for its collapse.
After three years in the pilot phase, the not-for-profit Road to Logistics scheme developed by the RHA and Microlise to get people including ex-military and ex-offenders trained as HGV drivers is about to start its national roll-out, backed by a £1m grant from the DfT.
Meachers Global Logistics has made its biggest investment in LGVs this year, after it splashed out £1.25m on 16 new Mercedes-Benz tractors. The modernisation programme will see the company taking delivery of the Mercedes Actros trucks in the months leading up to Christmas. They will operate out of Meachers’ headquarters in Nursling, Southampton and also its Derby depot, undertaking general haulage work throughout the UK. The company said the vehicles were chosen for their economical and environmental performance, as well […]