Welwyn haulage firm to close

AFTER 41 years in the transport industry a Welwyn company has decided to close its road haulage operation.

Royton Express, which has a fleet of 27 delivery vehicles, has been forced to close the division, which has led to the loss of 16 jobs.

The firm, on Codicote Road, will continue to run its warehousing and MOT services.

Managing director Richard Smith told the WHT he wanted to quash rumours the business was folding completely.

He said: “We have had to make this decision due to high fuel taxation and spiralling overall running costs and a general downturn therefore, unfortunately, making drivers redundant.”

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He added: “I would like to stress that Royton Warehousing and Royton MOT Test Centre are unaffected by this decision.”

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