Halfords Group is renewing its entire long-haul fleet with 50 new Volvo FH tractor units. The 500hp trucks with Globetrotter XL cabs were supplied by Volvo dealership The Hartshorne Group, which the retailer has been working with for three years, and will be run by Wincanton on its national distribution contract. Halfords said it favoured the Volvos because of the manufacturer’s focus on safety for drivers and road users alike. Tracey Barley-Wild, head of logistics at the group, said its […]
Planned strike action by Wincanton drivers working for Argos has been cancelled after successful talks between the operator and Unite.
URTU members employed by Wincanton working at the HJ Heinz factory near Wigan have voted in favour of industrial action following a pay dispute.
Argos is planning to close its Magna Park site in Lutterworth and transfer most of the site’s operations to a Wincanton DC in Kettering.