The run-up to Christmas always poses serious challenges for operators, often stretching resources to breaking point, writes Simon Jack. But this year the competition to find drivers has become even more intense as the overall shortage within the industry bites, forcing companies to offer much increased rates to attract the staff they need. The requirement for extra drivers now lasts over a longer period than in the past, says David Coombes, pictured, MD of Skills for Logistics which owns the […]
Fuel distribution hauliers have kicked off discussions over national pay benchmarking and the development of an industry-wide health and safety training standard for tanker drivers. Talks are now taking place following a long-running tanker driver dispute in April/May, which saw conciliation service ACAS step in and table a set of proposals, including the creation of a set of working groups to establish best practice across the sector Norbert Dentressangle (ND) Tankers is one of several major logistics firms involved in […]
Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017.
Clive Brooks (pictured), MD of Herefordshire-based haulier ABE, has applauded the government’s offer to pay employees 80% of their salaries while giving them leave of absence during the COVID-19 pandemic.