Wincanton has signed a new five year contract with cycling and car accessories retailer Halfords, extending the partnership between the two companies to 8 years. Under the deal, Wincanton will remain Halford’s sole UK supplier of transport services, delivering car maintenance, car enhancement, car servicing, cycling and travel products from Halfords’ warehouses to its stores. Operations will be run out of the Halfords distribution centre in Coventry and Redditch, with 130 Wincanton staff working in support of the contract. The […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Wincanton revealed in a trading statement today that the plummeting cost of fuel has had “no material impact” on its bottom line, adding that the business continued to trade in line with expectations.
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]