Transend in decline
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• Lichfield-based Transend has become the fifth parcels haulier in 11 months to cease trading.
The failure of the company leaves hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of debts owed to 70 parcel delivery agents across the country.
John Chisholm, a director of Ace Parcels in Kirtlebridge, near Lockerbie, Scotland has been left with debts more than .12100,000 after Transend ceased trading last Tuesday (18 October) although Chisholm says his company will survive. Ace Parcels has 17 contracted owner-drivers Transend firm traded for more than four years. It had an L8m turnover last year and handled 3,000 consignments a night.
Transend's owner David Lomas declined to comment on the firm's failure but it is understood that managers decided to cease trading because of bad debts.
Seven of the largest agent's depots are understood to be in discussions about forming a new network.