Hauliers looking to increase workforces

Almost seven in 10 transport and logistics firms in the UK have plans to increase the size of their workforce in 2013, a new survey has revealed. In the same survey from 2012, just under half of respondents indicated they would be creating new jobs, so it is a notable year-on-year rise in employment intentions. Another piece of good news coming from the survey was that only 21% were planning to make job cuts over the next year, suggesting that hauliers have come through the worst of the economic storm of the last few years. The news comes a few days after it was revealed that small companies across the UK were looking to begin recruitment drives this year, with 25% of firms looking to increase their headcounts by 5% or more during the rest of 2013.

Cashflow Assistance for Hauliers

The haulage sector has had it tough in recent years, as have fuel prices have risen to record levels, hitting the bottom line hard and lowering margins. And with customers taking longer and longer to pay as well as the continuing tricky economic period, managing cashflow can prove tricky. Haulage companies can often benefit from invoice finance solutions, to help release cash they may have tied up in unpaid invoices and get their cashflow going in the right direction. If you're the owner-manager of a haulier and are looking at ways to increase cashflow, why not give Skipton Business Finance a call on 0845 602 9354, drop us an email at info@skiptonbf.co.uk or browse our website for more information.