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 […]
John Hawksworth has left his role as group general manager at Premier Logistics after nearly three years with the Leicestershire-based firm.
Eddie Stobart and the Unite union will start talks at Acas this Thursday (15 November) in a bid to end the row over drivers’ jobs at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. A spokesman for Eddie Stobart confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the operator’s MD David Pickering will personally attending the talks with Unite at Acas. The move comes after a 72-hour walkout by 180 Unite driver members facing redundancy at the DC. This included a demo outside a Tesco store in Westminster. Eddie Stobart […]