Operators delivering to B&Q and Screwfix DCs are being called to account by customers as a result of fines. Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper Logistics, told Motortransport.co.uk fines of £500 to £1,000 an order were being applied by the two retailers to suppliers for deliveries falling 30 minutes either side of a scheduled delivery time. This has been occurring even when early deliveries are accepted, or deliveries were only late because the DC kept the truck waiting. Masters said […]
DHL has said a ‘generous offer’ has been made to staff at its Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire depot who have voted for strike action. Union Unite Scotland said that over 350 warehousing and logistics employees at DHL’s Westfield site in the area rejected DHL’s offer of a 2% annual increase, to run over two years. Furthermore, it said over 90% of ballot papers returned were in favour of strike action. However, a DHL Supply Chain spokeswoman said: “DHL believes its offer […]
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.
The MT Tracker would like to pretend that it has delayed its posting by a day because it was waiting for Norbert Dentressangle to list on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in London today (currently its market capitalisation stands at €615m – or £526.4m) but unfortunately it was the MT Awards yesterday and time just ran away…