How to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries

How to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries

Dan Casey, from hydraulic lifting equipment specialists Penny Hydraulics, outlines the steps you can take to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries. Any manual job can come with its safety risks, and shipping and logistics is no exception. For small parcels, the task can be an easy one, but larger items can cause some safety hazards when lifting and transporting. Picking up heavy parcels incorrectly can cause strain on your back, neck and knees,…

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The Delivery Group enters pallet market with Pallet-Track partnership

The Delivery Group enters pallet market with Pallet-Track partnership

Leading eCommerce and specialist mail services firm The Delivery Group has announced its entry into the pallet market via a partnership with established pallet freight experts Pallet-Track. The partnership represents the latest example of The Delivery Group’s continued investment in infrastructure and services as it looks to expand the range of tailored delivery solutions within its portfolio. Pallet freight is a significant growth market, with the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) forecasting the delivery of…

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Fleet-cleaning partnership helps DPD polish zero-emission credentials

Fleet-cleaning partnership helps DPD polish zero-emission credentials

Parcel delivery company DPD has appointed eco-friendly car wash company Dropless.co.uk in an innovative, new partnership. Water-free vehicle cleaning service Dropless will be responsible for ensuring the fleet vehicles at DPD’s all-electric Westminster parcel depot remain spotless. DPD Westminster was the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot and is part of a network of zero-emission DPD micro depots in London.  The parcel giant uses a fleet of electric trucks, vans and micro-vehicles for both incoming parcels,…

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A Sprint Finish!

A Sprint Finish!

When optimising the supply chain, it is absolutely vital for any transformation project to take into account the feedback from a wide range of departments and not only those working in operations. However, with more businesses now coming under increasing pressure to design and implement new processes as quickly as possible, it can prove difficult to take a truly holistic approach. Peter Scraton, Operations Director at ArrowXL, explains how the company has introduced innovative design…

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ArrowXl Secures Warehousing & Home Delivery Contract With DG International 

ArrowXl Secures Warehousing & Home Delivery Contract With DG International 

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has secured a long-term contract to provide a range of flexible warehousing and home delivery services to DG International, the global logistics firm. This agreement will see ArrowXL support DG International as it embarks on the next stage of its growth. Under the terms of the deal, ArrowXL will provide suitable warehouse space for two of DG International’s retail clients, both of whom specialise in large indoor…

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May Fails To Flower For Retailers

May Fails To Flower For Retailers

Hopes for a significant pick up in High Street sales in May have been dashed,  says  the home delivery expert ParcelCompare. It says today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures show sales falling back compared to April’s; and even online spending growth stalling. ParcelCompare’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks says: ‘ March winds and April showers discouraged shoppers, but were supposed to fuel flowering sales in May. However total retail sales actually fell…

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PayPoint launches Inventory Scan feature for Collect+ app

PayPoint launches Inventory Scan feature for Collect+ app

PayPoint today unveiled a new feature for its free-to-use mobile app, Collect+ StoreScan. Developed from retailer feedback, Inventory Scan allows retailers to scan any parcel in their store – either by its barcode or by OCR and check its status with a quick audit, helping retailers to operate their business more efficiently and identify expired parcels more easily. Launched in December last year, the free Collect+ StoreScan app enables retailers to process parcels quickly and…

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UK’s First C2C Courier Launches In London

UK’s First C2C Courier Launches In London

Peyk has launched London’s first consumer to consumer (C2C) courier service, to change the way Londoners send each other things. Across Asia and The Middle East when you want to send something to a friend or a member of your family, you don’t use the post, you use a C2C courier, a service that Peyk has now brought to London. Let’s say you’ve gone to visit a friend and left your keys at her house, without…

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Is the UK really ready for any Brexit resolution?

Is the UK really ready for any Brexit resolution?

UK businesses are crying out for a resolution to the Brexit limbo. But ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, warns they should be careful what they wish for… Its latest study reveals most companies go bust immediately after, rather than during, a downturn. Retailers and logistics companies have put investment on hold while they await the final Brexit decision. Whether there’s a hard Brexit, a soft Brexit or no Brexit, most businesses say…

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Yodel makes £15.2m investment in greener fleet

Yodel makes £15.2m investment in greener fleet

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has announced a £15.2m investment in its fleet, designed to reduce the environmental impact of its road-based operations. The investment includes new vehicles and trailers as well as technology to improve efficiency and safety. Going electric  Yodel has taken delivery of an all-electric 7.5 tonne light-duty truck, the first in its fleet. The Mitsubishi FUSO eCanter will initially be based at Yodel’s customer delivery depot in Hayes, and used across…

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