A lot has happened since I last interviewed Wincanton chief executive James Wroath (pictured) back in January. The upshot being that we’re now chatting from our homes via Zoom rather than sitting in the back office of a Sainsbury’s depot in north London.
Innovate UK have commissioned the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) to support dissemination of the findings from the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial (LEFT) programme. The objectives are to engage with the LEFT project teams and develop a collaborative public dissemination process highlighting the key findings, successes, and learnings from the LEFT programme.
Operators can now apply online to trial the new Volta Zero city delivery truck from Scandinavian start-up Volta Trucks.
The administrator of Stanian Transport said the company has about 70 lorries participating in a legal claim for compensation from truck manufacturers involved in a price-fixing cartel.
Ryder is creating local employment opportunities within its mobile maintenance services business with a recruitment drive for technical staff in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Pall-Ex turned to students at De Montfort University to help tackle the industry’s skills shortage and devise a marketing campaign to promote a career in logistics.
Wincanton has extended its contract with Asda to manage its transport and warehouse operations for a further two years.
Nearly 40% of the entire workforce on DHL Supply Chain’s Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) contract are at risk of losing their jobs, the Unite union has warned.
Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) made a statutory loss of £238.9m last year after ratcheting up exceptional costs of £200.2m, including a £169.2m impairment charge.
The Speedy Freight Glasgow franchise has played a key role in delivering over a million consignments of both medical and consumer goods since the pandemic lockdown began in March.