Eddie Stobart is set to be replaced by DHL Supply Chain at Tesco’s Goole and Doncaster distribution centres (DCs). The move follows a major retendering exercise which has seen Eddie Stobart’s grip loosened on a major contract with Tesco which it has been operating since 2012, running the transport operations out of six DCs across the UK, including Tesco’s DC at DIRFT. Eddie Stobart confirmed this week it had held on to four of the DCs but has lost out […]
Palletline firm Mike Watson Transport (MWT) has moved to larger premises in Bordon, Hampshire as a result of “ongoing growth”.
Too many operators are trying to shave the hourly rate they pay for agency drivers rather than using technology such as telematics to improve the performance of temporary staff, according to fast-growing driver agency Milestone. Milestone director Adam Thompson says: “Too many operators look to save 20p on the hourly rate and don’t care about the driver’s performance. Instead we are using technology to reward our drivers for good behaviour, including green band driving, avoiding accident damage and complying with […]
Vosa is cracking down on LGV drivers who took their test after September 2009 and are driving illegally because they have not acquired their Initial Driver CPC. Drivers who acquired their LGV licence before September 2009 have until September 2014 to get their Driver CPC, by completing 35 hours of periodic training. Most professional drivers who have taken their first LGV test since September 2009 are required to pass all four modules of the test, and so obtain their Driver […]