Turners (Soham) has continued its drive into the container sector with the acquisition of Goldstar Transport, creating a group with a combined turnover of more than £350m. Turners (Soham) MD Paul Day said the move was part of the company’s goal to expand its presence in the container logistics market and that given Goldstar Transport’s status in the market the acquisition made perfect sense. “Goldstar is one of the market leading companies, so they’ve got the knowledge, they’ve got the […]
Rico has bought a majority shareholding in air freight distribution carrier Circle Express as part of a “strategic acquisition” plan.
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]
Wincanton says it “regrets” Unite’s call to members to reject proposals over tanker driver terms and conditions, and is hopeful that its drivers will recognise the progress made during the past eight days of negotiations between fuel distribution firms and union chiefs by voting to end the long-running dispute. The company says the new proposals are a positive step in bringing the wider industry up to the same high standards of training, health and safety provided by the six tanker […]