Operators across the UK are expected to lower subcontractor rates in light of falling fuel prices, said the RHA, after it emerged Wincanton’s general haulage operation had reviewed subcontractor rates for this reason. A letter sent to the business’s subcontractors explained that it had “no mechanism for cost recovery during times of lower fuel prices”, while its customers did. This, the letter said, meant Wincanton had to pass cost cuts to customers to reflect the cheaper diesel, which it does […]
Morrisons has confirmed plans to close the transport operation at its Swan Valley DC in Northampton, bringing in third parties to handle deliveries from the site.
Wincanton has sealed a five-year deal with Majestic Wine to set up a national fulfilment centre (NFC) at its shared user site in Greenford which will process 40% of the wine merchant’s online orders.