Wincanton has been awarded a new contract with retailer Halfords that will see it become the sole operator of its national transport contract. Halfords awarded the contract after an initial distribution project which looked to deliver a more efficient delivery management for the retailer. During this period Wincanton also demonstrated its expertise in change management and provided guidance on how Halfords can manage its infrastructure to improve service and efficiency. Wincanton chief executive: Eric Born, said: “From the beginning of […]
Bosses of Britain’s transport operators are optimistic about the prospects for their own companies over the coming year, despite being gloomy about the future of the economy. In the first Logistics Industry Confidence Index compiled by Analytiqa for Barclays Bank and professional services firm Grant Thornton, 88% of senior managers viewed current business conditions as either very or somewhat difficult. Over a quarter (26%) expected conditions to get worse in the next six months and almost half (24%) expect them […]
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
Wincanton has been forced to make redundancies to offset falling profit in its Industrial and Transport division.