Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
A truck driver who deliberately drove in the wrong direction on the M20 in a bid to catch a ferry was jailed for 10 months this week.
Employers with furloughed staff who start working for another company should ensure they are able to come back at a moment’s notice when the sector recovers, according to solicitors.
Telematics and tracking specialist Teletrac Navman has launched its latest initiative, ‘Going the extra mile’, which highlights the work carried out by the hidden heroes in the UK’s transport and logistics sector.