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 […]
To measure the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the transport and distribution industry, MT has put together a panel of operators across the UK to give regular feedback on their volume of work and vehicles laid up.
Scania has revealed that it will have to make significant reductions in the size of its global workforce, citing the serious reduction in demand for its products as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The government is pumping £17m of funding into protecting five key freight routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic.