The year 2020 started out as events haulier Stagefreight’s strongest to date, with a string of new high-profile contracts and 22% year-on-year growth. Jobs from the likes of Sky, Opera North and Northern Ballet flooded in. The firm was on target to achieve 36% growth in Q1, but then Covid-19 hit and the entire entertainment sector ground to a halt. Not to be beaten, the business immediately turned its hand to general haulage – a sector it had little experience […]
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]
Whirlpool UK Appliances won two Motor Transport Awards this year. See it pick up its first of the evening on Motor Transport TV, sponsored by the RHA. Operational and Compliance Excellence Award, sponsored by Eddie Stobart Logistics Winner: Whirlpool UK Appliances
Through shrewd acquisitions, Culina Group chief executive Thomas van Mourik has built a logistics business boasting a turnover of over £1bn. But as far as he’s concerned, it’s all just an enjoyable hobby.