Wincanton has won a three-year renewal with long-term customer Asda to provide transport and warehousing. It will see a continuation of operations at four key Asda sites in Doncaster, Larne, Rochdale and Wigan, covering frozen, chilled and ambient grocery, and general merchandise nationwide. The contract employs 1,216 Wincanton staff and 58 vehicles. Wincanton and Asda have worked together since 2005. Jon Parry, vice president, Asda Logistics Services, said: “This will continue to build on our strong working relationship that has […]
Wincanton is trialling four low-level access tankers that is says will improve driver safety, and boost both its environmental credentials and vehicle utilisation. The “game changer” side manway design, which has been developed with manufacturer Feldbinder, provides side access to the silo tanker. Wincanton said the design combines the benefits of both tipping and silo tanks by reducing the potential dangers, while also offering around a 5% payload benefit compared to tipping tanks. Dave Rowlands, Wincanton’s technical director, said: “The […]
Asda has ordered 60 double deck curtainsiders and 10 double deck box vans from Cartwright.
A “huge increase” in mental health concerns in haulage during the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the Unite trade union to push for an industry standard to tackle the growing crisis.