XPO Logistics has been awarded a multi-year contract renewal by Tesco to distribute fuel to the supermarket’s consumer filling stations throughout the UK. XPO uses 350 specially trained drivers to collect fuel at nationwide fuel terminals and allocate it to more than 500 Tesco consumer filling stations and regional distribution centres. This includes over 150 drivers from XPO’s depot in Thurrock, Essex, which provides centralised control tower management of transport activities. A further 18 outbase depots ensure nationwide delivery capability. […]
Davies Turner has further strengthened its portfolio of scheduled daily overland trailer services between the UK and the Netherlands following the signing of an exclusive cooperation agreement with the Dutch subsidiary of the Mainfreight Group.
Major supermarket home delivery fleets are still struggling to meet demand despite the government’s desire for most of the population to order groceries online.
Daily diesel sales are 20% lower than before the pandemic lockdown was introduced, with petrol sales down by 26%, according to the latest government data.