Two MT Top 100 operators have warned that a double whammy of the continuing driver shortage and falling fuel prices could make 2016 a challenging year for the contract logistics sector. Speaking off the back of strong financial performances in 2015, the heads of both Jack Richards & Son and Meachers Global Logistics said rising drivers’ wages, soaring agency costs and the effect of passing on fuel rebates to customers is making for a tough start to the year. Peter […]
Some of road transport’s biggest companies could face a hit to their cash flow after the chancellor signalled he was bringing forward corporation tax deadlines forward yesterday.
Tesco has taken delivery of 25 new refrigerated longer semi-trailers in order to help it achieve its aim of reducing carbon emissions. It will operate the new trailers from its RDCs in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough, and each can carry six more cages than a standard 13.6m trailer. Tesco fleet engineering manager Cliff Smith said: “That represents an increase in productivity of more than 13%, so the potential benefits in terms of reduced vehicle movements and lower emissions are obvious.” […]
Tesco distribution director Alex Laffey is to take over as the new chief executive of Eddie Stobart Logistics.