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 accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]
Operators attending Multimodal next week are urged to head over to Think Logistics’ stand, 622, to find out how they can get involved with promoting the sector to young people and assist with the launch of a series of logistics-themed Career Academies later this year.
A dispute over the transfer of 87 Coventry-based Co-operative Food drivers to haulier Eddie Stobart looks set to be resolved after further negotiations.