The United Road Transport Union (URTU) said it had won a “protective award” for staff made redundant when Almtone-owned Canute Group ceased trading in 2018. Following an employment tribunal hearing last month, the union said it had been successful before a judge in showing that Almtone had failed to consult former employees at its sites in Coventry, Retford, Lancaster and Newport about their looming redundancy. It added that URTU members had been made redundant between December 2018 and January 2019. […]
Brit European Transport has bolstered its bulk liquids business with the purchase of Cheshire-based Tankplus. Specialising in fuel and bulk powder distribution, Tankplus operates from Ellesmere Port and runs seven vehicles. “We were looking to develop the size and scope of our bulk liquids division and the Tankplus opportunity fitted the bill,” said Brit European MD Graham Lackey. “We have no plans to change anything in the short to medium term as Tankplus appears to be working well and delivering […]
The volume of parcels being handled by UK Mail has surpassed its current operational capacity.
Cambridgeshire family firm Knowles Transport has joined pallet network Palletforce as part of a fresh drive to grow its business though more local work.