Meachers Global Logistics has hired the first driver to have passed a pilot scheme, which aims to tackle the driver shortage with free vocational training. The scheme was developed by a consortium of Hampshire-based hauliers, including Meachers; Harris Transport; Pentalver Transort; AFS Haulage; Steve Porter Transport and Williams Shipping, along with Job Centre Plus and Southampton City Council. It was designed to tackle the “chronic” driver shortage in the UK, which would not only allow HGV drivers to qualify without […]
Isle of Wight haulier Steve Porter Transport has spent £750,000 on 40 new trailers.
The MD of one of the largest container hauliers in the UK has warned that the pattern of business in the sector will “change dramatically” over the next 12 months when the London Gateway opens at the end of the year.
Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics and Isle of Wight operator Steve Porter Transport Group have announced the opening of a cross-Solent consolidation centre as part of their alliance. The move cements the strategic partnership that the operators entered into last year, which sees them co-operating on the delivery of inbound and outbound freight from the Isle of Wight via Southampton. Meachers Global Logistics will now manage an Isle of Wight receiving facility from its Southampton-headquarters two miles from the city’s docks. […]