Turners (Soham) has bought a 30% stake in bulk powder specialist Dowse Haulage after MD Paul Day spied an opportunity. The Cambridgeshire logistics company has worked with Dowse, which operates 38 lorries and 43 trailers out of two bases in Brigg, North Lincs, for several years and Day said it bought the shareholding after one of its minority shareholders decided to retire. “Dowse is an extremely well run and efficient business,” he said. “I have admiration for Marc [Dowse, company […]
London Gateway claimed it saved 9,000 lorry journeys after accepting a single “mega delivery” of aggregate by cargo ship.
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]
Turners (Soham) has purchased 80% of haulier Jack Richards & Son, in a move that sees it enter the general haulage market for the first time.