The government has relaxed EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for hauliers involved in the delivery of food and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The relaxation also affects deliveries of personal care, household paper and cleaning products. The Department for Transport (DfT) said this “temporary, limited and urgent relaxation” affected drivers when undertaking journeys from distribution to stores or fulfilment centres; from manufacturers or suppliers to distribution centres (including backhauls) and stores; between distribution centres and transport hub trunking, as […]
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.
French yoghurt manufacturer Yoplait has extended its contract with chilled food and drink specialist NFT for a further three years. The contract involves NFT storing up to 500,000 cases a week at its Daventry depot, repacking products to meet UK requirements, and delivering to all the major UK retailers nationwide. This is in addition to a number of local convenience stores. It also involves the provision of order progress information via NFT’s customer portal. Flore Belbis, Yoplait logistics director, said […]
Supermarket group Morrisons has renewed its contract with Norbert Dentressangle for the operation of two of its distribution centres in Scotland. The new contract, which extends ND’s involvement for a further two years, covers the 575,000ft² composite DC at Bellshill and the Eurocentral 85,000ft² fresh produce DC, also near Glasgow. Christian Salvesen, which ND acquired in 2007 has been involved in the Bellshill DC since it opened in 1989. The site was initially run for Safeway until its takeover by […]