Argos is facing a union dispute after revealing it intends to transfer nearly 100 of its drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics. It echoes a dispute that was settled last month, which was sparked by the planned transfer by Co-operative Food of 87 of its Coventry-based drivers to Eddie Stobart as part of an out-sourcing deal. The Unite union has said the proposal by the Argos management is a serious threat to its members’ pay and conditions. Matt Draper, Unite national officer […]
Argos has put the first of five gas-powered Scania tractor units on the road, which are designed to run solely on compressed or liquefied natural gas.
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
As 2014 draws to a close, MT.co.uk looks back at the stories you wanted to read. There were shocks, surprises and startling revalations galore in the road transport industry, but what were the ten stories that attracted the most attention? Here’s a clue: Seafield, Stobart and shortages dominated…