Culina Group announced its takeover of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions (GWSA) on 1 July 2021, a deal that brought Eddie Stobart, Eddie Stobart Europe, iForce, The Pallet Network and The Logistics People into the Culina Group fold. GWSA’s 20% holding in courier Speedy Freight was sold to a management buyout as part of the acquisition.
A five-year trial of platooning trucks on UK roads has found that the technology is as safe as trucks running separately and fuel savings could be as much as 4.1% – but only if roads are optimised for platooning.
While attention this year has understandably been focused on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a VIP of the transport industry is celebrating a Diamond Jubilee after recently passing the milestone of 60 years with his firm.
Culina Group has confirmed that Fowler Welch has completed the acquisition of Scottish temperature controlled haulier Robert Burns. Formed in 1984, Robert Burns turns over around £15m a year and runs temperature controlled operations in and out of Scotland with a fleet of 70 vehicles.
Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s ‘Future of Freight’ plan, saying it provides “clarity” on the future direction of DfT freight policy.
The DfT has got behind a new recruitment campaign, Generation Logistics, launched today at the Multimodal show by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Logistics UK.
In February Lancashire family logistics company Fagan & Whalley (F&W) completed the acquisition of Alan R Jones & Sons, another long-standing family firm in Newport, South Wales. The establishment of a base in South Wales was just the latest in a series of investments the sixth generation haulier is making in the future of its business.
The Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) has launched an awareness campaign with its Lyon-based corporate member Bioport to assist those wishing to donate to the Ukrainian refugee crisis. The new guidance gathers the latest best practice from a range of sources to ensure the right donations get to the right people at the right time.
A group of road transport figures led by former MAN CEO Des Evans OBE is appealing for support from the industry to ship humanitarian relief aid from a holding centre in Swindon to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
XPO Logistics has started to take delivery of 76 Volvo FM 6×2 tractor units valued at around £7m to be used on the firm’s distribution contract with building materials supplier British Gypsum, part of Saint-Gobain.