Two further high-street retailers have been dragged into the row over the penalties applied for untimely deliveries at retailers’ DCs. Last month, MT reported on fines of up to £1,000 being applied by Kingfisher group companies B&Q and Screwfix to firms supplying them for arrivals at their DCs outside of a fixed delivery window. Such penalties have led to considerable pressure on truck operators to justify untimely deliveries to customers and, in some cases, to pay for the fines themselves. […]
A new report from the Home Office has suggested theft was the biggest crime suffered by commercial transport and logistics premises during 2012.
Hauliers heading for the Channel crossings in the event of a no-deal Brexit will face a £300 fine if they try to avoid queues by using alternative routes to those designated under Operation Brock. Hauliers without the proper paperwork needed at the border will also be turned back.
Wincanton has secured a multi-million pound extension on its contract with B&Q, taking on management of an additional warehouse. The firm will manage B&Q’s one million ft² showroom fulfilment centre in Burton-on-Trent, which provides warehousing for the retailer’s bathroom, bedroom and kitchen range. Under this new agreement, it is estimated that Wincanton will handle nine million cases of merchandise per year. “We are delighted to be extending our long term relationship with B&Q, which further demonstrates our ability to support […]