Almost three-quarters (72%) of transport and logistics bosses plan to overhaul how they manage the talent within their companies in response to the skills crisis. Sector analysis of PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 15th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals that attracting and keeping hold of talent is a significant concern for most bosses within road transport. Approaching half (45%) of the 98 transport bosses surveyed label the struggle to attract new workers as a “major threat” to the long term viability of their […]
Woodland Logistics has renewed its contract with packaging manufacturer Cepac for a further five years. The two parties have worked together for seven years and the renewal will see Woodland Logistics manage distribution out of Cepac’s Rotherham, South Yorkshire-based warehouse. To augment the contract Woodland has taken delivery of 15 new Mercedes Actros units and 24 Lawrence David trailers. “The main aspect is the fleet is a lot more economical,” said Sean Kirby, managing director of Woodland Logistics. “Our trucks […]
MT has teamed up with Logistics Job Shop to launch an improved recruitment service for the UK distribution industry. Founder David Coombes said: “Logistics Job Shop has a clear understanding of its customers, providing a targeted arena for employers and jobseekers. “While traffic and job applications may be lower than generalist jobs sites, the relevance and quality of candidates and positions are stronger, focusing on quality not volume. You won’t be inundated with irrelevant applications or job postings. As an […]
19) Derrick Potter Title: Founder and executive chairman, Potter Logistics Derrick Potter celebrated both the 50th anniversary of the founding of Potter Logistics and his 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, marking the occasion with the title of Motor Transport Haulier of the Year.