Category: QLD

We have been advised of the following announcement:

As you are aware, earlier this year the Parcel Direct Group (PDG) Board announced that it was undertaking a review of its investments with a potential outcome of divesting all or parts of the group.

I am now in a position to update you on the progress of this process.

Today we announce that Allied Overnight Express Pty Ltd has entered into an agreement to purchase the businesses of VicFast Parcel Direct and Hills Parcel Direct.

This includes the VicFast operation, the Hills operation in NSW and Queensland, and the Parcel Overnight Direct (POD) business in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

This transaction is due to take effect on 18 July 2011.

Source: CEO Parcel Direct Group

You will all be aware of the terrible circumstances in Central Queensland with the flood crisis that has evolved over the past week or so. Undoubtedly you join me in extending your thoughts and best wishes to the residents of those regions that have experienced the worst of the impact. I thought it was important to communicate with you about how our deliveries have been affected, and outline the steps we are currently taking to ensure services are provided to the devastated areas. (more…)

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) said the Queensland Government’s fuel subsidy scheme disregards interstate truck drivers and they could consider boycotting the state.

The State Government has recently announced changes to the 8-cents-per-litre deduction scheme to ensure the $540 million per annum subsidy goes directly to motorists with a Queensland driver’s license.

TWU state secretary Hughie Williams said while interstate truck drivers are already suffering from soaring fuel prices, they are excluded from the discount scheme.

“When they see this fuel discount that’s going to disregard interstate truckies, don’t be surprised if they simply say we won’t deliver freight toQueensland, and that could be a very serious problem,” Mr Williams told the ABC.

“Thousands of tonnes of goods and produce is being carted in and out ofQueensland and those people spend many weeks of their time inQueensland.

“They’re going to get very, very annoyed and they’ve got every right to be very annoyed about it.”