Once at the mercy of shippers, truckers now are turning the tables, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers. Gone are the days when customers used reliability scorecards to reject some truckers and kept others waiting for hours with no place to take a break but portable canopies and grimy restrooms. Now, companies such as Nestle are rushing to make drivers feel welcome. And shippers that hinder rigs from quick turnarounds or treat operators shabbily are paying a premium. "Carriers are now starting to score shippers and receivers, and the primary way of keeping score is money," said Cliff Finkle, vice president of Finkle Trucking, a New Jersey-based company with 250 rigs. "I'm just going to say, 'Your place sucks, and if you really want me to go in there, I want an extra $300.' " Trucking companies' increased leverage is applying added pressure to cargo costs as accelerating economic growth bolsters transportation demand and exacerbates driver scarcity. With … [Read more...] about With truckers in control, money talks and toilets better sparkle
12 May From the section Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43898708 Read more about sharing. It is easy to spend money in football. Spending it well is a lot harder.At the very top, the sport is awash with spendthrift billionaire owners and ever-increasing television revenues leading to eye-watering transfer fees.To compete, it is imperative that the top clubs have thorough scouting, smart recruitment, intelligent coaching and, above all, a manager who can blend all of this into a successful side.Over the past two seasons, each of the Premier League's 'big six' - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - have kept their manager. But which have delivered the best return on their transfer outlay in that time?Big six managers over past two … [Read more...] about Which ‘big six’ Premier League boss provides the best value for money?
If you've ever wanted to feature in a music video - but really don't have any of the necessary skills to be in your own one - then this weekend is what you've been waiting for. Grime artist P Money is heading to Long Eaton, the home town of fellow rapper Bru-C, to shoot a video at the town's market. The filming starts at 6pm on Sunday, May 13 - and everyone is welcome to join in, reports the Derby Telegraph. P Money, from London, has been active since 2005 and is well-known across the country and around the world for his grime music. He has released eight EPs since 2011, three singles since 2012 and he released his first album - titled Live & Direct - in 2016. Bru-C, whose real name is Josh Bruce, collaborated with P Money to write the track called V.I.D.E. Bru-C, 26, a former Wilsthorpe Community School pupil, said: "Long Eaton is where I grew up and it will always be my home. I have a lot of love for it. "It has a very small-town mentality - but that's not meant in a … [Read more...] about Your chance to feature in music video as rapper P Money heads to Long Eaton
If you are fed up with food not lasting longer or being fresher then it should be then it may simply because you are not stocking it properly in the fridge. In a bid to help food last longer and taste fresher, consumer organisation Choice has released some top tips on how you're supposed to pack your fridge. Many of us put milk in the fridge door - but that's actually the worst place for it - and don't even think about chilling tomatoes. Here's their advice: 1) Don't put milk in the door If you're like 99.95% of us, then you keep your milk in the door, right at the front. It's super convenient and keeps the bottle upright, helping prevent messy leaks, but the door shelves can be warmer than the ideal temperature for keeping milk (which is best stored at or below 4°C). If you want your milk to last longer, keep it in a colder place in the body of the fridge. 2) Keep meat and seafood in the chiller Meat and fish will keep for longer and stay in better condition if stored at around … [Read more...] about How to save money by making food last longer in your fridge
The enormity of Manchester United’s outlay to land Alexis Sanchez in January has been laid bare. Sanchez moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal, as Jose Mourinho landed the Chile star just months after Pep Guardiola had made him his No.1 target with Manchester City. Sanchez, 29, arrived amid great fanfare, joining in a swap deal from the Gunners and taking the Red Devils’ iconic No.7 shirt. He also joined for a guaranteed £390,000 per week. But according to Football Leaks, as published by the Daily Mail, the numbers don't stop there, and Sanchez stands to earn himself more than £25million per year if he hits all his targets. The confidential contract information of a number of leading Premier League players has been published by the German magazine Der Spiegel in the book Football Leaks: Uncovering The Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game. And it highlights just how much Sanchez stands to earn from his four-and-a-half year deal with United. On top of Sanchez's … [Read more...] about The money-spinning figures behind Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United