“New normal” may see hauliers take on all customers’ warehousing


 

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 […]