The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
DHL Express has opened a new service centre in Maidstone, Kent, to manage a 40% increase in export business in the area. The new 24,000ft² centre is predicted to handle 750,000 shipments annually, and will offer international (express parcel) services to and from the UK, including a drop off and collection facility. Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express UK and Ireland, says: “This strategic investment in the Maidstone area is reflective of the strength of our growing logistics network in […]
The RHA is targeting transport managers, van operators and retired hauliers with new membership deals.
Both DHL and the RHA have urged Grangemouth Refinery owner Ineos, the Unite union and workers at the plant, to swiftly resolve their differences and resume fuel production.