Building materials supplier Cemex has agreed a new partnership with Turners, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned transport companies. The contract will see Turners operating 20 bulk cement tankers for Cemex across the country. Utilising Turners fleet provides increased capacity and flexibility in Cemex’s haulage operation, allowing the supplier to better meet customer demand. David Hart, Cemex’s supply chain director for UK & France, commented: “We are always looking for ways to improve our logistics operation, and this partnership with […]
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 […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.