Eddie Stobart has opened its previously in-house training academy up to the whole transport industry. The operator opened its training facility at its Appleton HQ in 2015, where it’s been training its own employees in HGV driving, transport legislation, warehouse and operational training and management development. As of today (14 September) external operators are able to pay for their staff to be trained at the academy. Eddie Stobart said it had decided to open the facility up to the wider […]
Stobart Group’s transport and distribution division, Eddie Stobart, saw revenue grow but profit fall in its most recent trading year, as it failed to cover increased costs through rate rises. For the 12 months ending 29 February turnover rose to £519.5m from £475.3m a year ago. However, pre-tax profit fell from £34.2m to £27.4m, due to cost increases of £4m “which have not been fully recovered through rate increases, mainly due to the increase in our customers’ costs”. Furthermore, £11.4m […]
Drivers have launched a campaign for trade union recognition at Eddie Stobart’s Carlisle, Lillyhall and Penrith depots in Cumbria.
More than 400 Argos employees are to strike next week, in protest at the proposed transfer of 96 drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics.