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 […]
Stourbridge, West Midlands firm Andyfreight has confirmed a three-year extension to a UK-wide distribution contract with US company Newell Rubbermaid.
Tesco is to close three of its regional DCs after carrying out a strategic review of its distribution network.
More than 180 drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Tesco DC in Doncaster are set to strike for 48 hours next week following last month’s vote in favour of industrial action. The strike will run from early Tuesday morning (9 October) and will disrupt supplies to Tesco stores in the Yorkshire and Humber region, said Unite. The action, which more than 90% of staff voted for, follows a move by Stobart to issue termination notices to 183 drivers on 5 September after […]