Gregory Distribution has taken on four apprentice drivers at its Cullompton depot as part of a drive to attract younger people into the industry. Sean Pearson, Mitchell Brooks, Callum Clinton and Jack Miles, all aged 19, are undertaking driver training at a local training facility as part of their apprenticeship, while learning other skills associated with the job in-house at the depot on Cullompton. The four drivers went through an intensive interviewing process, and were selected from a pool of […]
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]
West Bromwich-based Transervice Express Transport will upgrade to a larger depot by the end of the year, after taking on the customer base and some of the drivers of fellow The Pallet Network (TPN) member MWT.