Distribution specialist Archbold Logistics said it had largely mitigated the effects of Covid-19, due to the varying nature of the products it transports for its customers. In the financial results for the year ending 31 December 2019, the haulier said it had experienced a temporary downturn in turnover in the first half of 2020, following the outbreak of Covid-19. However, this had since been addressed thanks to having customers in a range of sectors, including automotive, retail, foodstuffs and paper. […]
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
The vast majority of workers across the transport and logistics industry believe that it is their employer’s responsibility to ensure they have the right protective equipment in the workplace – with a significant number stating they would refuse to go to work without the right PPE, according to a survey by Populus Data Solutions.
Electronics manufacturer Alpine has extended its nationwide distribution contract with Geodis Calberson in a deal worth over £1m.