Yodel owners the Barclay brothers remain the richest people directly deriving at least a proportion of their wealth from interests in road transport. But there are some surprising new entries in the 2013 Sunday Times Rich List published yesterday.

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay are worth £2.3bn, up £100m on 2012 according to the list. Home Delivery Network (HDNL), which the brothers previously owned, bought the domestic B2B and B2C business of DHL Express (UK) through its subsidiary company Parcelpoint back at the beginning of 2010, merging the two together to create Yodel.

Second on the list is Alastair Salvesen. Despite his interests in the Glasgow-based plant hire company Aggreko, he made the bulk of his fortune from selling Christian Salvesen to Norbert Dentressangle back in 2007.

Sir Michael Bibby, head of Bibby Line Group, which includes Bibby Distribution, is worth £238m.

Peter Dawson, owner of rental firm Dawsongroup, saw his fortune rise £15m in the past 12 months to £202m.

Turners (Soham) boss Paul Day also saw his fortune rise by £12m to £175m but Bulkhaul owner Steve Gibson saw his net worth fall by £20m to £145m.

Brothers Peter and Michael Kane, who have a £101m stake in UK Mail, are worth £115m while Harold Montgomery, owner of Co Antrim-based Ballyvesey Holdings (which bought Bird’s Groupage earlier this year) is worth £105m.

Steve Parkin, who founded Clipper Logistics Group back in 1992 has a £102m stake in the Leeds-based haulage firm and is a new-entry in this years list.

Roger Baines, who founded Amtrak Express Parcels in 1987 before selling it to investment group 3i in the 1990′s for £70m is worth £100m.

The richest man in Ireland deriving his wealth from the industry is Robert Harris. His Dublin-based Harris Commercial Vehicles holds the franchises for Iveco, Hino and Isuzu in the Republic. He is worth £48m.