National Freight Corporation
|Fate||Merged with Ocean Group|
|Key people||Sir Christopher Bland, (Chairman)
Gerry Murphy, (CEO)
The Company was established in 1948 as British Road Services (BRS). It was the British road transport company formed by the nationalisation of Britain's road haulage industry, under the British Transport Commission, as a result of the Transport Act 1947.
By the 1960s was made up of four main operating areas: British Road Services Ltd., BRS Parcels Ltd., Pickfords and Containerway & Roadferry Ltd.
In 1969 it was renamed the National Freight Corporation. Under the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher in 1982 it was sold to its employees in one of the first privatisations of state-owned industry under the name the National Freight Consortium. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. It subsequently became NFC plc.
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- "Gordon Mustoe, ''BRS Parcels Services and The Express Carriers''". Nynehead-books.co.uk. 1955-01-01. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
- "Railway road haulage services". Railwaybritain.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
- Pickfords: History
- NFC and Ocean forge £3.2bn alliance to exploit e-commerce The Independent, 22 February 2000
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