Latest Interviews – Page 6

  • TPN _ Eddie Stobart
    Article

    Mark Duggan on The Pallet Network's blossoming relationship with Eddie Stobart Logistics

    2019-02-14T17:36:00Z

    For a man that has led The Pallet Network (TPN) through its biggest change in recent history, namely joining the Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) fold, Mark Duggan comes across as assured and relaxed when motortransport.co.uk catches up with him.The reason for the interview with TPN's MD is that it’s now ...

  • Article

    Sir Mike Penning on addressing the driver shortage; why he won't back May's Brexit deal and a need for emission controls

    2019-01-14T16:14:00Z

    Sir Mike Penning MP announced at an RHA parliamentary reception last year that he intended to form an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics to ensure that this vital sector has a voice in parliament as the UK leaves the EU.Penning was elected Conservative MP for Hemel ...

  • Article

    Michael Conroy talks to MT about Palletforce's super 2018

    2018-12-30T07:26:00Z

    When MT meets up with Palletforce CEO Michael Conroy, at a central London hotel rather than the network’s hub in Burton-upon-Trent, it is ahead of the big EV Cargo announcement.So while Palletforce’s future is as the Express division of newly formed EV Cargo, our subject for the day is solely ...

  • Westminster_shutterstock
    Article

    Mike Penning: why the MP is back fighting for road transport

    2018-12-27T06:36:00Z

    He laid the groundwork for the HGV Road User Levy and and started the longer semi-trailer trial while transport minister. Now he’s back supporting recovery operators and hauliers as the chair of two parliamentary groups, MT finds out more.The former squaddie and the only transport minister to have held an ...

  • Transdek CEO and Founder Mark Adams in front of a Queens Award winning Wedge trailer
    Article

    Transdek founder argues the case for fixed-deck double-deck trailers

    2018-12-26T14:23:00Z

    Transdek CEO and-founder Mark Adams in front of a Queens Award-winning Wedge trailerBased at its 35,000sq ft factory in Doncaster, Transdek is best known for its innovative ‘Wedge’ fixed double-deck trailers and rapid install, modular double deck lifts. Founder and CEO Mark Adams is on a mission to highlight the ...

  • Phil James
    Article

    Truck cartel claim reaches crucial point as CAT assesses competing class actions

    2018-11-23T10:03:00Z

    The claim for compensation against the big six European truck manufacturers for agreeing gross list prices for new vehicles over 7.5 tonnes sold between 1997 and 2011 has reached a crucial point, as the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) will decide early in 2019 which of the competing class actions it ...

  • Reading gas bus
    Article

    Gas buses 'the most reliable on the fleet' for Reading Buses

    2018-11-22T16:05:00Z

    While gas trucks are still a rare sight on UK roads, buses operating in towns and cities have been running on natural gas for years.Reading Buses is a good example, so MT went to talk to John Bickerton, head of engineering and innovation at Reading Buses, to see what lessons ...

  • David Hunt portrait
    Article

    Brexit uncertainty puts a hold on Ryder rental fleet

    2018-11-16T10:26:00Z

    However hard or soft Brexit turns out to be in March 2019, the uncertainty the government’s handling of the process has created is already damaging the UK truck market.Commercial vehicle rental and contract hire firm Ryder manages almost 20,000 assets in the UK and in the first nine months of ...

  • Glyn Davies
    Article

    After 53 years in transport, Glyn Davies looks back on his life and times

    2018-11-06T15:40:00Z

    Glyn Davies won the 2016 MT Service to Industry AwardAfter 53 years in the road transport business, building up and selling three successful businesses, Glyn Davies has retired. Or has he? Steve Hobson hears his remarkable story.By any standards Glyn Davies has had a successful career in road transport. After ...

  • Article

    Fowler Welch upgrades Spalding as organic growth in chilled food continues

    2018-10-15T11:16:00Z

    Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017.CEO Nick Hay says much of the money was spent upgrading the cold store ...

  • Andy Eastlake
    Article

    How green are gas trucks?

    2018-10-15T09:50:00Z

    The arrival of high horsepower natural gas tractor units from some of the major truck manufacturers, the steady expansion of the UK’s gas refuelling network and a substantial discount on the fuel duty levied on gas now mean more operators are beginning to take a serious look at gas power.The ...

  • Steve Granite
    Article

    Abbey Logistics ready to push on to £100m turnover

    2018-10-09T12:28:00Z

    After leading a management buyout in 2016, and acquiring Armet Logistics and selling the general haulage business in 2017, Abbey Logistics chief executive Steve Granite says the company is now set for the next phase in its development plan.Twice a winner of the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year, Abbey ...

  • Article

    Royal Mail Fleet looks to grow third party R&M while managing changes in red fleet

    2018-09-18T10:41:00Z

    Royal Mail is the UK’s pre-eminent delivery company and as the sole designated universal service provider, it delivers a ‘one price goes anywhere’ service on a range of letters and parcels to over 30 million addresses across the country, six days a week.It is now nearly five years since Royal ...

  • Sarah Squire Sales Direcor Parcelink Logistics
    Article

    The City Link manager who started again, without the hub

    2018-06-28T08:53:00Z

    Former City Link manager Sarah Squire has built a business carrying irregular parcels, and says that by cutting out the hub and keeping the business transparent, she will keep it from meeting her former employers' fate. On Christmas Day 2014, Sarah Squire turned on her TV and learnt she had ...

  • Article

    Wincanton finds its way, with profit and turnover growth in 2017/18

    2018-05-23T13:51:00Z

    Wincanton hasn’t had it all its own way of late. A resurgent Eddie Stobart wrestled a Cemex contract valued at £15m off it, and MT revealed earlier this month that Britvic had re-awarded its entire transport requirement to Eddie Stobart after the first year of a five-year deal with Wincanton.Gatemore ...

  • Hiab 1
    Article

    HIAB focuses on customers to deliver more than just hardware

    2018-05-22T13:12:00Z

    Rogier van der Linde, MD UK & Ireland at Hiab, at the official opening of the Bishops Stortford service centreHIAB, the UK market leader in truck-mounted lift trucks (TMLT), skip and hook loaders and truck-mounted cranes, is opening a network of eight dedicated service centres around the UK to provide ...

  • greenergy_1
    Article

    Greenergy invests to grow its share of UK road fuels market

    2018-05-11T12:56:00Z

    Greenergy is probably the biggest transport fuels supplier you have never heard of. While it has around 35% of the UK market, supplying 17.1bn litres of petrol and diesel last year, it operates no filling stations and its fleet of 150 tankers are usually liveried in either customer brands or ...

  • Thomas Hemmerich MAN TGX
    Article

    Thomas Hemmerich discusses market share, aftermarket and brand ambitions at the CV Show

    2018-04-25T18:45:00Z

    A long-term loyal supporter of the CV Show, MAN Truck & Bus was the only OEM to book space at the 2018 event, with its big deep red TGX dominating hall 5 on 24-26 April.UK MD Thomas Hemmerich has been in place for just over a year and he is ...

  • Carlos Rodrigues
    Article

    Volvo Group outlines Brexit uncertainties over customs, tariffs and standards

    2018-03-29T11:37:00Z

    With exactly 12 months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, there are still huge uncertainties surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU. The FTA is advising members that anything better than a ‘no-deal’ Brexit - that will see the UK trading with the ...

  • Microlise
    Article

    Operators need to be better at walking away from bad contracts, says supply chain expert

    2018-03-16T09:00:00Z

    Operators need to become better at walking away from uneconomical contracts, according to a supply chain expert, who pointed to KFC’s issues with its new DHL Supply Chain contract as a cautionary tale.Richard Wilding, professor of supply chain and logistics at Cranfield UK and chairman of the CILT, told MT ...