Speedy Freight’s performance accelerated in the year that Eddie Stobart Logistics bought 50% of the express courier, new accounts show. Puro Ventures, which trades as Speedy Freight, recorded turnover growth of more than 8% to £18.3m (£2016: £16.9m) in the year to 30 November 2017. The company is structured around a regional franchisee model, with independent couriers working under the parent company’s patronage with access to its marketing and technology. It does not hold an O-licence itself, according to official […]
Tesco has been drawn into the Eddie Stobart Doncaster row as drivers at the DC prepare to start a third wave of strike action tomorrow (6 December). The supermarket chain, which runs the DC’s warehousing but outsourced the transport operation with 183 drivers to Eddie Stobart in August, has made a point of not commenting on the jobs row until now. However, after Unite last week rejected the latest offer from Eddie Stobart, a spokeswoman for the chain said: “We […]
The conviction of 15 drivers based at Eddie Stobart’s Teesport depot for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, has seen the company’s North Eastern O-licence cut by 140 vehicles for three-months.
Co-operative Group writes to its drivers to deny that it plans to outsource its entire transport operation
The Co-operative Group has written to all of its 1,000 drivers this week to reassure them the group has no plans to outsource its remaining transport operations.