Eddie Stobart has relaunched its Training Academy and Driving School, offering would-be new HGV drivers finance to help fund their licence acquisition and a guaranteed interview with Britain’s best-known haulier. The company had an impressive display at Truckfest Northwest, both to recruit already qualified drivers and promote the opening of its well-respected academy – run by former Stobart driver Chris Grice – to non-Stobart drivers. The centre is located at Eddie Stobart’s head office in Appleton near Warrington and is […]
BCA Marketplace has hit the acquisition trail once more, snapping up automotive services group Paragon Automotive for £105m.
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.
The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]