Operators are struggling to find reliable agency drivers as they gear up for the peak Christmas period, with warnings that the shortage will intensify, forcing prices higher. Leicester-based Premier Logistics told Motortransport.co.uk its main agency has been struggling to provide staff. “Because of Driver CPC, there is a clause in the contract that allows them to not hit the agreed service levels; this has forced us to look elsewhere in the market,” said commercial manager Mark Steel. However, Steel said […]
Leicester-based Premier Logistics has opened its own repair and maintenance facility, as part of its growth strategy.
A dispute over the transfer of 87 Coventry-based Co-operative Food drivers to haulier Eddie Stobart looks set to be resolved after further negotiations.
The Co-operative Group has confirmed that a significant number of staff will take redundancy, following its move to consolidate two DCs. Its Wellington, Somerset and Portbury, Bristol DCs will merge into a new £20m regional distribution centre at Avonmouth. A spokeswoman for the grocery retailer told MT: “As planned, as the new DC at Avonmouth begins operation, there will be a phased reduction in the number of employees at our Chelston site in Wellington and at our Portbury site. “All […]