XPO said it had remained “an employer of choice” for fuel tanker drivers after striking a deal with the union which raised pay by an average of £12,000. “The vastly improved” deal was agreed after the 57 drivers on the outsourced Tesco petrol station contract recorded a 100% vote for strike action following an initial […]
More than 180 drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Tesco DC in Doncaster are set to strike for 48 hours next week following last month’s vote in favour of industrial action. The strike will run from early Tuesday morning (9 October) and will disrupt supplies to Tesco stores in the Yorkshire and Humber region, said Unite. The […]
Two MT Top 100 operators have warned that a double whammy of the continuing driver shortage and falling fuel prices could make 2016 a challenging year for the contract logistics sector.
Alan Maher (pictured), MD of Archbold Logistics in Manchester, explains the difficulty of balancing dipping volumes with soaring tractor and trailer prices and lengthening vehicle delivery times Q&A Q: How much is the general slide in volumes affecting Archbold? A: We’ve tightened our budgets a little this year. This means subbing out less and keeping […]