The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak could see suppliers going direct to hauliers for warehousing and scrapping their own to cut costs, according to an East Midlands operator. Bob Farrell, MD of Nottinghamshire-based Farrell Transport, said the strategy was already being used by many of his customers and may become “the new norm” as the supply chain evolves in the wake of the pandemic. “We’ve basically cut out the middle man,” Farrell told motortransport.co.uk. “We’ve seen our customers close the […]
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]
The RHA is growing more optimistic that the government will provide extra support for the road transport industry after weeks of “frustrating” discussions with roads minister Baroness Vere.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is calling for transport operators with spare capacity to get in touch so they can be matched with suppliers to ensure the security of the supply chain during the COVID-19 outbreak.