Wincanton has extended its contract with brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick by four years. The operator manages 95% of the distribution of Ibstock Brick’s products and will be the sole supplier of transport at its new factory in Leicestershire, which opened in June. Ranald Forbes, director of construction at Wincanton, said: “Our specialised networks have been crucial to the extension of this relationship with Ibstock Brick, as well as our position as market leader in this sector. With a relationship spanning […]
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]
2013 was a year of moves forward for every transport firm listed on the Stock Exchange. And while we lost CityLink (to a management buy-out), we gained Royal Mail – and a whole heap of market capitalisation. So without further ado – let’s find out who the big winners were!
The FTA met with the Treasury last Thursday (5 February) to discuss the real effect the plummeting cost of oil was having on the freight transport sector.