Carlsberg UK is planning to outsource its entire secondary logistics operation to DHL Tradeteam as part of plans to refocus its efforts on brewing. The own-account operator, which as an O-licence authorising up to 438 vehicles and 317 trailers, plans to end its secondary logistics operation in 2017-18. It will also stop providing porterage, which sees multiple operators consolidate deliveries from different drinks suppliers, but said it will honour all existing porterage contracts until they expire. As well as transporting […]
Technology firm TRAILAR is heading online to the Commercial Motor Show next month with its innovative solar product for HGVs and vans. Over the three-day show, taking place from 29 September to 1 October, visitors will be able to learn and gain valuable insight into how the solar technology works, and the potential operational savings across their fleets. Downloadable product specification sheets will provide key facts and savings from each type of vehicle, as well as a link to an […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
A road transport lawyer has warned that a case that saw Stobart (Ireland) Driver Services, a division of Eddie Stobart Logistics, pay compensation to 21 drivers for alleged breaches to their weekly rest periods could have an effect on decisions made in the UK.