Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]
Paul Day, MD of Turners (Soham), is one of the most respected operators in the transport industry, earning plaudits for his professionalism, strategic thinking and rigorous cost control. A Cambridge maths graduate and former GB table tennis player, Day is the grandson of Turners co-founder Wallace Turner.
Norbert Dentressangle has won a £3m two-year contract with Nestlé Waters UK to provide an intermodal operation for importing bottled water from mainland Europe. The logistics giant will make around 900 scheduled collections and deliveries a year, moving full trailer and container loads at fixed times. This will involve collecting Vittel from the eponymous town, and Perrier from Vergeze, in France. San Pellegrino will be collected from two sites in Italy – Madone and Ruspino – before onward transportation to […]
A very quiet week on the Stock Exchange for transport-related shares – ahead of City Link’s numbers tomorrow (15 March). All eyes will be on Rentokil’s parcels arm to see if it posts a full-year profit. But it hasn’t stopped a rather telling trend in the past week…