Matlock Transport Company, the family run general haulier founded more than 70 years ago, has ceased trading. Insolvency practitioners from Sheffield-based Hart Shaw LLP were appointed on 11 September to help liquidate the business. The company was founded in 1946 by Richard Lowe, before brothers Eric, Alf, George and Charles took an active role and began to grow the business. Third generation cousins Julian and Richard Lowe were most recently at the helm and the Darley Dale company operated 46 HGVs and […]
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]
Yodel owners, the Barclay family are thought to be considering offloading the troubled company.
Suckling Transport said business had been “encouraging” last year, with profit and turnover up 49% and 43% respectively.