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 […]
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 […]
Meachers Global Logistics has bought the business trade of Southampton-based freight forwarder Kepair and Sea.
The boss of Leicester-based Premier Logistics believes its purchase of fellow Pall-Ex member CJ Express means it has hit the big time.