Wincanton has been re-accredited with a bronze status by Transport for London’s Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors). The voluntary certification scheme ensures that operators in London and elsewhere in the UK work to high standards that go beyond minimum legal requirements in areas such as health and safety and environmental impact. Wincanton said it was able to demonstrate that all of its operations requiring vehicles over 3.5-tonnes met Fors requirements to ensure a safe and compliant operation and improve road […]
Wincanton has slammed the government’s forthcoming Lorry Road User Charge (LRUC) for not doing enough to level the playing field between UK and foreign operators. In a blog on its website the largest UK-owned operator said that the widely reported charge of £10 per day for foreign lorries to run on British roads “ought to be four or five times that amount” to “have any real impact”. Later this month the government will publish draft legislation containing details about the […]
Wincanton has won a new three-year contract with Wickes to deliver large bulky items to customers’ homes.