13) Tony Devlin, regional officer, Unite “We are lucky to have an exceptional officer in Tony Devlin to work with,” retired industry stalwart Peter Larner told Motortransport.co.uk earlier this year in reference to the Unite officer’s skill in negotiating between transport bosses and workers. Indeed, Devlin, along with fellow regional and national union officers, have successfully represented the interests of 75,000 road transport workers during 2013 – in a sector Unite says is “rife with TUPE transfers” – ensuring employers […]
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]
Royal Mail is reviewing the need for its mail distribution centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, but does not expect the decision to affect the vehicle operating centre at the same site.
20) Andrew Tinkler, chief executive, Stobart Group Tinkler strengthened his position at the top of Britain’s best known haulage firm at the beginning of 2013. He survived an attempted boardroom coup, that could have seen former Autologic boss Avril Palmer-Baunick take charge of the group as a whole, potentially breaking up its constituent, multi-modal parts. That came to nothing in the end and Tinker was able to calm the waters, as Palmer-Baunick left in May.