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• The TGWU says that a driver has called the first industrial tribunal to be convened under a merit law which allows drivers to stop when tired (CM 4-10 November'.
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• Walsh Western has taken on 20 drivers arta around £3m of business from failed courier Elan International for its sites at Sandbach, Hounslow, Coventry and Bristol.
• Toyota has extended its E2m aftermarket parts distribution deal with Hammond Transport Group until September. At that time Toyota will decide if the work will be retained by Hammond or transferred to Swift.
• The first rre.di+ors ,reetin,. since the December collapse of RDB Freight Lines will take place on 8 March at the Leeds office of receiver Arthur Andersen.
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