DHL Supply Chain has hit back at union accusations that it sent drivers out last week in conditions that put their safety at risk. The company’s depot in Westfield, Cumbernauld, was accused by Unite Scotland of sending drivers out despite police and Government travel warnings. A spokesperson for DHL said: “The events in question relate to the period from Wednesday to Thursday and have been misreported. “Our drivers left the depot during an amber warning and each was briefed prior […]
Pollock (Scotrans) saw turnover climb in its first financial results since its acquisition of fellow Palletways member Gilbraith (TS) last February.
Growth in the oil services sector, investment in its Palletline business and improved vehicle utilisation helped Scottish haulier ARR Craib boost turnover and profit in the 12 months ending 31 March. Turnover rose 8.9% to £38.9m, while pre-tax profit was 56% higher, climbing from £873,117 to £1.36m. ARR Craib attributed the profit rise to a cost control programme, which incorporated driver training and a vehicle telematics and tracking system over the course of the year. It also invested £3m in […]
The Scottish Government has not made a decision yet as to whether to introduce a “zero tolerance” drink drive limit for LGV drivers. It came as Holyrood reiterated its desire to reduce the general drink-drive limit from the current UK standard of 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg, after the granting of new powers by Westminster. A spokesman for the Scottish Government told MT it intends to launch a consultation later this year, with any changes to legislation likely […]