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Confidence up as Hauliers see sales grow

Published on: 28/06/2016

Despite the market uncertainly arising from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, new findings revealed in Plimsoll’s latest Road Haulage Analysis suggests confidence is on the rise.

Findings show that 69% of Road Hauliers have seen their sales increase in the latest year – with many of these fast-growing firms delivering a healthy profit return.

Further results from the Road Haulage Analysis show:

On average, each company has seen their sales improve by 4%
The average sales per employee is £114, 000 – however some trailblazing firms are reporting sales per employee of £170, 000
239 companies have been rated as financially Strong

However, it seems that Road Hauliers are not alone. Other sub sectors in the transport industry are seeing an improvement in market conditions

Industry

Sales Growth

% of Growing companies

Average sales per employee

Top sales per employee

Freight Forwarding

3.4

62

£248,000

£444,000

Truck & Van Hire

10.1

79

£229,000

£494,000

International Haulage

4.9

67

£161,000

£298,000

Temperature-Controlled Distribution

2

55

£111,000

£162,000

Car Transportation

7.5

79

£126,000

£191,000

Given the uncertainty surrounding UK industry at the moment, these results prove that all businesses need to keep striving towards an increase in sales and profits – whatever the future may hold.

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