December 2022 – An interview with Alan Miles

We caught up with Managing Director Alan Miles for an update

 

Has 2022 been a good year or bad year for Maxi Haulage?

It has been a record year for turnover and profit, however profit remains under 5%

 

What have been the main challenges during the past year?

It has been a growth period with the major limitation being lead time for new vehicles and trailers, attracting weekend staff, the P&O dispute put a lot of pressure on us even though we didn’t use them.

Volatility in oil price and especially impact on SECA charges, Significant fluctuation in demand, as year draws to a close, like for like business is down.

 

What highlights in 2022?

We had our highest ever shipping volume in one week to/from Ireland – 1255 loads

For first time in 3 years we ran our development scheme, also in 2022 no business lost and 12 million pounds of new business – there has also been management team development.

 

Looking forward into 2023 what do you see as issues to come?

We are now in recession and will get significantly worse, we are planning for like for like volumes to be down by around 10% in quarter one.

Our December driver recruitment campaign has had a huge response very important we make the correct choices, in January we have 14 new Artics arriving and we will grow the fleet even though economic decline.

Lots of new business potential in the market