More than 700 Co-operative Food Group drivers are being balloted for industrial action over a plan to transfer around 50 drivers in the Midlands to haulier Eddie Stobart this April. Unite, which represents the drivers, said the ballot had been prompted by fears the group will outsource other transport jobs across the group in the future. The ballot, for strike action or industrial action short of a strike, will be held from Tuesday 1 March until Monday 14 March. The […]
Eddie Stobart has ended its award-winning driver apprenticeship scheme run in association with System Training. The pair won Apprenticeship of the Year in the 2012 MT Awards for their two-year scheme that saw 10 trainees taken on from 200 applicants.
The Co-operative Group, which has said it would welcome the opportunity to trial more longer semi-trailers, has become one of the first customers to receive Dolphin aerodynamic truck bodies from Gray & Adams. The Dolphin is named because of its streamlined profile, which is designed to maximise fuel-efficiency and therefore reduce CO2 emissions. The design, fitted in this example to two 26-tonne Scania chassis, features cappings that follow the curvature of the roof, and a vortex generator to smooth the […]
Think Logistics will be hosting a stand at this year’s Multimodal event, to garner support from previously untapped areas of the logistics sector attending the three-day event.