The Role Of Technology In Improving Retention Within UK Logistics

The Role Of Technology In Improving Retention Within UK Logistics

With the UK logistics industry feeling the effects of both a post-Brexit shortfall in self-employed drivers and the ongoing after-effects of the pandemic, companies are facing more pressure to retain their talent to meet the demand from the supply chain. Dan Richards, Chief Commercial Officer of self-employment technology specialist, Wise, looks at the different ways in which firms can harness innovation to improve their workforce processes and increase workforce retention rates. Dan said: “Whether you’re…

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Forto Appoints Jochen Freese Executive Vice President of Procurement and Business Development

Forto Appoints Jochen Freese Executive Vice President of Procurement and Business Development

Forto, a leading provider of digitized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, today announced that Jochen Freese has joined the company’s executive team as executive vice president of procurement and business development. According to Forto CEO and Co-Founder Michael Wax, Freese’s executive level experience with global logistics leaders brings the right skillset to Forto during a critical growth phase. “Jochen has a proven track record in helping large, worldwide customers in such industry segments as…

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DPD backs new Alder Hey Hospital Innovation Lab

DPD backs new Alder Hey Hospital Innovation Lab

Parcel delivery innovator DPD is backing a new innovation programme for Alder Hey Hospital to help transform Paediatric healthcare. Run by specialists in corporate innovation, L Marks, Alder Hey’s first start-up accelerator programme is designed to discover innovative solutions to support children, young people and their families.  Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for over 330,000 children and young people every year. One of four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK, it is…

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New Year, New Brexit red tape – but things will get a lot worse if Article 16

New Year, New Brexit red tape – but things will get a lot worse if Article 16

The UK’s new Brexit negotiator, Liz Truss, repeated the UK’s willingness to trigger the Article 16 nuclear option, even as further EU trade regulations bit on 1 January. ParcelHero warns unilateral action by the UK could result in a delayed hard Brexit and ruin chances for a US trade deal. New UK-EU trade regulations were introduced on 1 January, creating further problems for UK businesses. However, the UK’s new chief Brexit negotiator, Foreign Secretary Liz…

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6 trends in last mile delivery for 2022

6 trends in last mile delivery for 2022

For many, it may have seemed that 2021 simply rolled into the year before it. From the pandemic and Brexit border concerns to the Suez canal blockage and driver shortages, global supply chains were and continue to be disrupted, causing huge delays and even cancellations in deliveries. Doors to many highstreet stores also remain closed, forcing consumers to spend more time shopping online. Indeed, it is those retail businesses that harboured a strong e-commerce presence…

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How smart technology can help cut HGV deaths and injuries

How smart technology can help cut HGV deaths and injuries

The global pandemic has put HGV drivers under pressure like never before. How can AI technology help support road safety and keep supply chains moving? Driving heavy vehicles is a challenging occupation, demanding skill and concentration whether operating on worksites, built-up urban areas or rural roads. Despite rigorous driver training and improving safety standards overall, it’s a tragic fact that road accidents continue to blight lives across the globe. According to the UN, every 24…

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ArrowXL Awarded Significant Contract With Domestic Appliance Giant Miele

ArrowXL Awarded Significant Contract With Domestic Appliance Giant Miele

Miele, the global premium brand for household and commercial appliances, has chosen ArrowXL, the leading 2-person home delivery specialist to handle their over 2500 consumer home deliveries each month across the UK. Miele chose ArrowXL as their preferred UK delivery partner because of their 25 years of experience delivering domestic appliances, and strong customer service ethos. They will take advantage of the ArrowXL 24-hour delivery service allowing their customers to nominate their delivery day.  The…

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Fuel Transporter Aims for ER Status Using TruTac and Microlise Platforms

Fuel Transporter Aims for ER Status Using TruTac and Microlise Platforms

AD fuels, a leading independent road haulage provider for the renewable fuels and waste cycling industries is working to secure the highly regarded Earned Recognition (ER) status and improve its fleet efficiency. The Company’s ER goal is being supported with the help of compliance control and fleet management software systems from both TruTac and Microlise. According to AD Fuels Managing Director Jon Mayes, the transport team now has everything on one platform making complete fleet…

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UK road freight prices surge to highest in 3 years

UK road freight prices surge to highest in 3 years

Industry index reveals a perfect storm of inflation and Brexit sent December road freight prices soaring. Businesses are also warned of further supply chain disruption in 2022, with new EU custom checks on imports and Omicron causing economic strain. The average price-per-mile for haulage and courier vehicles has increased by 5.3 points between November and December, according to the TEG Road Transport Price Index. After a 3.3-point drop between September and November, the average has…

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DPD UK finalises acquisition of CitySprint

DPD UK finalises acquisition of CitySprint

DPD UK, part of DPDgroup, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of CitySprint, the UK’s premier same day delivery company, following the recent approval of the transaction by the Competition and Markets Authority.  This completion makes CitySprint now part of DPDgroup and means that DPD UK’s customers will now be able to access CitySprint’s same day and specialist delivery services in the UK, while CitySprint will be able…

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