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Allport strikes deal with House of Fraser

Allport has been awarded a three-year inbound logistics contract with fashion retailer House of Fraser. Under the terms of the deal, which starts in March 2012, Allport will manage the retailer’s supply chain, which will see the majority of stock coming in via Felixstowe. The logistics firm will transport the containers to an East Midlands […]

Hermes sees UK revenue boost

Hermes UK says it has seen a 6% boost in revenue to £211.5m for the financial year 2010-2011, resulting in a profit of £17.5m. The home delivery firm says investment in systems and “operational innovation” has resulted in an improved profit margin, and it predicts further sales growth of 20% in the next 12 months […]

Pulleyn Transport pulls in profit

Reading-based Pulleyn Transport says it is “pleased” its clients accommodated an increase in rates following increases in fuel prices and Euro to pound exchange rates that saw it increase profit threefold. Pulleyn, which transferred its entire balance sheet, undertaking, directors, management and staff to newly registered entity Proteus 102 on 1 June this year, saw […]

Prime Minister welcomes plans for new Waitrose distribution centre

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes the Chorley RDC project which will create 600 jobs in Chorley and pave the way for one billion pounds investment over next three years. Waitrose Managing Director Mark Price has today met with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss plans for a new £35m regional distribution centre (RDC) in Chorley, […]

Nightline UK on track for 60,000 parcels per week

Nightline says it is on track to deliver 60,000 parcels per week to Ireland from its Altham, Lancashire hub in the coming months just one year after launching its UK operation. The Dublin-based parcels carrier decided to set up a UK base in July last year following demand from customers wanting a mainland UK presence. […]

Discount store Poundland to take on drivers

Poundland is taking on 30 new drivers at its two distribution centres in the Black Country, it was announced today. The discount retailer is seeking permanent LGV drivers at its depots in Willenhall and Bilston. It comes just weeks after it was revealed the company will take on 270 temporary workers in stores and distribution […]

Truck registrations continue to rise

Truck registrations continued their upward trend in October: up 33% year-on-year to 4,210, according to data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the rolling year, truck registrations increased 28.3% to 40,710. SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt says: “The commercial vehicle market remains buoyant. Efficiency is a key driver as operators […]

Kent Police use undercover lorry to catch law breakers

Police have been driving around Kent in an unmarked lorry looking for lorry drivers breaking the law. Officers issued £11,000 of fixed penalty notices during the two-week operation. Most of the 181 drivers fined were caught not wearing seatbelts or using mobile phones. In the past, truckers have been caught in Kent watching DVDs, using […]

Stranded HGV causes A14 tailbacks

A BROKEN-down lorry caused tailbacks on A14 during the morning rush hour today (Friday). The HGV broke down at about 6.45am on the eastbound carriageway between Godmanchester and Hemingford Abbots. A police spokesman said the driver had attempted to move the vehicle off the road but had been unable to do so. A lane had […]