Eddie Stobart has purchased a 50% holding in express delivery company Speedy Freight. Puro Ventures, trading as Speedy Freight, is a provider of nationwide B2B express freight services. “This acquisition complements the group’s service offering to business customers in the e-commerce and manufacturing, industrial and bulk sector and broadens its capabilities across the whole supply chain,” Eddie Stobart said in a statement. Speedy Freight is structured around a regional franchisee model, with independent couriers working under the parent company’s patronage […]
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.
Eddie Stobart has opened a second training academy after the facility it opened to the public last year was met with high demand.
Tesco has been drawn into the Eddie Stobart Doncaster row as drivers at the DC prepare to start a third wave of strike action tomorrow (6 December). The supermarket chain, which runs the DC’s warehousing but outsourced the transport operation with 183 drivers to Eddie Stobart in August, has made a point of not commenting on the jobs row until now. However, after Unite last week rejected the latest offer from Eddie Stobart, a spokeswoman for the chain said: “We […]