Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
Mobile Mini is a fast-growing provider of temporary site accommodation and secure storage containers across the UK. Founded in the USA in 1983, it set up in the UK in 2005 in Stockton on Tees and now has 16 depots with more than 36,000 portable units. Mobile Mini currently runs around 50 crane-equipped drawbar delivery trucks and employs 43 drivers. Like most operators it has struggled to find enough qualified HGV drivers to cope with the firm’s growth plans. It […]
Driving Plus is one of the fastest growing driver recruitment agencies in the UK, having acquired the Milestone business in September last year and being part of the Staffline Group that is on course for a £1bn turnover in the next two years. MD Mark Underwood gives MT a brief lesson on the short but fast-paced history of Driving Plus. “We started in driving recruitment only four years ago,” he explains. “The parent Staffline Group is 30 years old, and […]
Warehouse workers at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, have called off a series of one-day strikes over a long-running pay dispute after accepting a revised deal from the logistics services provider.