DX Group has said that the shortage of skilled HGV drivers continues to affect its profitability as it continues to address its performance following a profit warning in November. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk chief financial officer Ian Pain said that the shortage had been so acute that DX had had to leave 7.5-tonne vehicles parked up and “cover them with Sprinters, which adds cost to the business”. The operator has focused its efforts on a ‘warehouse to wheels’ scheme to develop […]
The MD of Eddie Stobart has said he is “extremely pleased” that the Doncaster driver row has finally been resolved. Speaking after Unite revealed its members had accepted an improved redundancy offer, the details of which were not disclosed, Eddie Stobart MD David Pickering said: “Since the start of September, we’ve worked diligently and professionally to come up with the best possible package for the drivers and to provide a range of alternative employment options. “It’s a positive way to […]
Food distribution specialist Fowler Welch more than doubled its operating profit in the first half of the current financial year, its interim report shows.