More than 700 Co-operative Food Group drivers are being balloted for industrial action over a plan to transfer around 50 drivers in the Midlands to haulier Eddie Stobart this April. Unite, which represents the drivers, said the ballot had been prompted by fears the group will outsource other transport jobs across the group in the future. The ballot, for strike action or industrial action short of a strike, will be held from Tuesday 1 March until Monday 14 March. The […]
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
Bidvest Logistics has signed a lease with Prologis on a 116,000ft² space in Prologis Cabot Park in Avonmouth, Bristol.
Eddie Stobart is rolling out Microlise systems across its fleet of more then 2,000 vehicles, after a “detailed evaluation” of the new system against its predecessor.