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 […]
The purchase of Macintyre Transport is a “significant” move that has doubled the size of Turners (Soham)’s container vehicle fleet in one fell swoop, according to its boss Paul Day.
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, […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]