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 […]
Norbert Dentressangle is to be acquired by US 3PL XPO Logistics for €3.24bn (£2.3bn) – in a deal that values ND at €2.17bn and incorporates €1.08bn of net debt – creating what both parties claim to be one of the top 10 logistics firms in the world.
Co-operative Group writes to its drivers to deny that it plans to outsource its entire transport operation
The Co-operative Group has written to all of its 1,000 drivers this week to reassure them the group has no plans to outsource its remaining transport operations.
Wincanton says it is making good progress this financial year in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. An interim statement issued today (26 July), for the period commencing 1 April, reveals the logistics giant has traded in line with expectations and with a strong new business momentum. In particular, Wincanton has won an “important” new multi-channel contract with Kiddicare, secured a new deal with Rolls Royce, as well as scooped shared-user warehousing business with The Retail People and […]