Despite walking away from contracts and uncertain container volumes, Wincanton’s half year results recorded a 52% jump in pre-tax profit. Motortransport.co.uk talks to CEO Adrian Colman. The figures for the six months ended 30 September this year showed pre-tax profit of £19.6m, compared to £12.9m for the same period in 2015. Adrian Colman said the increase was the result of an improved, profitable performance from Pullman, its fleet services arm, and capital from the sale of its Records Management business. […]
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]
The skills shortage, Brexit and the push towards low-emission vehicles are the biggest issues facing the road transport industry, the chief executive of the RHA has said.