A continuing appetite among private equity and the entry of trade buyers into the sector is proof of the enduring attraction of the pallet network model, according to Palletways CEO James Wilson.
Established in 1997, Prohire has enjoyed continuous growth from both existing and new business over the last 22 years, offering a full range of contract hire, rental and fleet management services for vehicles from car-derived vans to 44-tonne tractor units.
Aspray Transport’s Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) will see £1.9m of debt to certain creditors being written off as well as redundancies, motortransport.co.uk can reveal.
Watson Fuels has launched a phased replacement programme for its 350-strong fleet, which has already seen 58 new DAF rigid trucks enter service with another 30 more due this month.
RT Keedwell Holdings is on track for a busy 2019 thanks to a “buoyant” order book, strong regional growth and a double-contract award at the Hinckley Point C nuclear power station project.
The DVSA has been forced to take on extra staff to address a backlog of annual test results created by an IT glitch that has prevented hauliers from paying their Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).
Scania has used its modular system to develop a driverless, battery-powered concept vehicle that can be used for multiple urban purposes, from ferrying commuters to delivering parcels and collecting refuse.
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.
DHL Supply Chain remains a key partner of Marks & Spencer (M&S) as the high street retailer’s transition towards a single-tier distribution network gathers pace.
Hauliers have criticised the DfT over the way it allocated European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits after motortansport.co.uk discovered that it issued less than half of the UK’s share.