Bradford-based logistics firm Expect Distribution has closed its two-man e-retail delivery operation, following a number of “operational challenges”. The service, which it established in 2012 to handle large and bulky items, was shut down last week with the loss of 12 jobs, MD Neil Rushworth confirmed. Sixteen other staff employed by it have been redeployed elsewhere in the business, however. Rushworth told Motortransport.co.uk the two-man operation had been turning over around £1.5m but lost approximately £200,000 in the last financial […]
Lenham Storage walked away from nonviable business last year rather than compromise its service standards, but the operator’s MD has warned that there has been no let-up in rate pressure since.
Drivers at Ferguson Transport and Shipping are calling on the company to furlough them as they struggle to survive on short-term working rates of £25 a day introduced at the firm as a result of falling workloads brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.