Truck fleet operators are drawing up contingency plans in the event of a national strike by fuel tanker drivers. Unite union leaders representing more than 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, BP, Hoyer, J W Suckling, Norbert Dentressangle and Turners (Soham) are locked in talks with employers over a dispute about safety standards and employment terms. With evidence emerging of panic buying of petrol in some areas following confusing advice from government, distribution firms have been drawing up their […]
Nearly one in three truck drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel in the last year, according to a report revealing that professional driver fatigue is now at “epidemic” levels.
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]
Transport workers only exempt from self-isolation in “very limited exceptional cases”, government insists
The government has warned operators that exemptions to current Covid-19 self-isolation rules will only be for “very limited” exceptional circumstances, assessed on a case-by-case basis.