Fortec has pledged to donate one penny from every pallet that is handled by both the network and Pall-Ex to a local baby hospice. The Northamptonshire firm hopes to raise more than £10,000 this year and split it between Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and the fundraising efforts of Fortec shareholder members. It has a long-standing partnership with the Coventry charity and has donated over £30,000 in eight years. Fortec is now launching the Penny-A-Pallet scheme, which has proven successful with […]
Suttons Tankers has taken on 14 new Volvo FMXs after being impressed with the performance of a demo vehicle.
Expansion into international distribution should add around £1m a year in turnover this year, Manchester-based operator AK Worthington (AKW) has predicted. Having started daily services to nine overseas countries with weekly services to eight more, contributed to a 5.9% rise in the year to 30 June 2012 in annual turnover to £10.66m (2011: £10.06m) AKW’s turnover in the year was also boosted by passing more business through haulage consortium Partnerlink, which it is a shareholder in. Although AKW’s profit before […]
The government’s £25bn Roads Programme is facing delays while the DfT reappraises the strategy in the light of the recent Court of Appeal ruling on plans to expand Heathrow.