Builders’ merchant group Travis Perkins is to take delivery of a new all-electric 26-tonne truck by the end of the year. Speaking at the fourth annual LoCITY clean air and sustainability conference at the Oval in London on 25 September, TP fleet compliance and road risk manager Alan Harvey confirmed the vehicle would be a first for the UK builders’ merchant industry. The truck, featuring a mounted crane, is based on the Mercedes Econic ‘glider’ chassis, cab and front axles […]
A row over pay for drivers at paving group Marshalls has resulted in a ballot for strike action, which could result in disruption to supplies at Travis Perkins and Jewson.
Drivers at Marshalls will hold a strike next week over an ongoing overtime pay dispute.
DHL Supply Chain has won a £14 million contract renewal with Travis Perkins Group, which will see it handle 160,000 deliveries per year. The three and a half year contract extension will see the firm manage national transport operations from the builders merchant’s Northampton DC, moving 20,000 loads annually. It will transport goods for the group’s retailers, including Wickes, Tile Giant, City Plumbing Supplies, City Heating Spares and Toolstation, to 1,000 branches nationwide. DHL has worked with Travis Perkins for […]