Here we are at the end of yet another year and the time when the MT cost tables appear. I look forward to comparing my own costs to yours and the MT tables are not far adrift of reality. Except for one thing. I question the wisdom of advising your readers of going for a 5% profit margin over and above the costs involved. I understand the thinking, it does after all reflect the performance of the industry and at […]
Turners’ MD said he has not changed his opinion about buying general haulier Jack Richards & Son, almost two years after snapping up the Norfolk family business.
A combination of improved productivity and reconfigured warehousing space helped Fowler Welch improve its profit margin in the six months ending 30 September. While parent Dart Group did not break down the profit performance of its transport and distribution arm, it did reveal that turnover for the period rose 8% year-on-year to £80.3m (2011 H1: £74.2m). MD Nick Hay said: “Our operating margins are better than for the first half year of 2011/12 due to further revenue growth, improved fleet […]
Powys-based haulier Speed Welshpool is on the hunt for new drivers after investing £1.1m in its fleet over the past year.