Tesco is trialling 100% solar powered refrigerated trailers provided by Marshall Fleet Solutions, as part of efforts to cut its carbon emissions. The first totally solar powered trailers, fitted with the Titan system from Marshall, are now on the road and servicing Tesco distribution centres across the country. Titan uses power produced from lightweight, high powered solar panels and stores the electrical energy in long life lightweight lithium batteries to provide power to the refrigeration unit. Tesco fleet engineering manager […]
Unipart Logistics is putting a new fleet of temperature managed trailers into service on its NHS Supply Chain logistics contract, which it was awarded earlier this year.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]