Yodel livery on van

Operators and logistics firms were poorly represented in the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday.

The Barclay brothers, Sir David and Sir Frederick, owners of parcel giant Yodel, remain the richest men involved in road transport with a fortune of £2.2bn.

Alastair Salvesen and family are second. The former owners of Christian Salvasen, which was sold to Norbert Dentressangle for £254m in 2007, are worth £1.3bn.

Also making the list are Dawsongroup owners Peter Dawson and family. The truck rental firm owners are worth £187m.

Further down are Steve Gibson; the Bulkhaul owner is worth £165m and Paul Day, of Turners (Soham) worth £163m.

Finally Roger Baines, who founded Amtrak Express Parcels in 1987 before selling it to investment group 3i in the 1990's for £70m. The Sunday Times estimates him to be worth £100m.