Specialist bulk and waste carrier Hargreaves Transport Services (HTS) is raising the rate it pays subcontracted drivers in an attempt to develop a more stable relationship with them. The 3% rise, to be applied from 1 December, will add £750,000 a year to HTS’s costs. But the County Durham-based operator believes the move will help create a more loyal and equitable relationship with its 450 regular subcontractors, 105 of whom work solely for HTS. Neil Sowerby, HTS operations manager, described […]
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