Stobart Energy and Bridgestone have teamed up for the first time, with the biomass fuel supplier opting to run its fleet exclusively on Duravis 002 tyres. Stobart Energy logistics director Simon Cartwright (pictured left with Bridgestone UK fleet sales manager Ian Davis) said: “We were well aware of the quality and performance benefits associated with Bridgestone’s tyres, but the commercial agility shown during the tender process as a whole – from an operational perspective – was something that really resonated.” The […]
Bute-based haulier John Mackirdy has taken delivery of a new Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT multi-temperature refrigeration unit as part of wider plans to increase fleet efficiency and improve business sustainability.
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]
Almost a third of fleet operators’ trucks are parked up as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a survey carried out for MT by market researchers Fusion. Three quarters of operators have at least one vehicle laid up while 9% reported their entire fleet was off the road.