Builders merchant Travis Perkins is to axe 2,500 jobs and close 165 branches as it prepares for a significant fall in demand for building supplies over the next two years in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company, which operates a fleet of over 600 trucks, is to cut jobs in its distribution, administrative and sales divisions – amounting to 9% of the workforce. Branch closures will focus on the firm’s smaller general merchant stores where it is difficult […]
Goldstar Transport is being threatened with strike action after being accused of using Covid-19 as a “smokescreen” to close its Woolpit depot in Suffolk and change more than 100 drivers’ terms and conditions.
Whistl has announced that Steve Marjoram has become the new MD of Parcelhub.
London-based freight forwarding and supply chain finance company Beacon has attracted funding from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.