Tesco has selected John Raymond Transport as its Grocery and General Merchandise Haulier of the Year. It recognises John Raymond’s contribution within the supermarket chain’s primary distribution operation, and saw the haulier beat previous winners Maritime and Eddie Stobart to this year’s title. John Clark, Tesco primary UK operations manager, said: “John Raymond have worked very closely with our primary distribution team to successfully deliver new initiatives. These have meant their volume has grown significantly over the last year, but […]
The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]
Tesco has gone live with a Microlise routeing system after a six week installation operation.
CM Downton walked away with the big prize of the night – the Haulier of the Year trophy – in front of a sell-out audience of 1,500 at last night’s Motor Transport Awards (13 June). Delighted directors of the family firm Andrew, Richard and John Downton, collected the trophy from co-host Sean Lock. The Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire-based firm has achieved the remarkable feat of boosting turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008 – a performance […]