Using technology to cut down on administrative time

Using technology to cut down on administrative time

Across every industry, taking advantage of innovation and every opportunity available to your business can make a tremendous difference to the bottom line, particularly within competitive markets. Within logistics, more and more businesses are taking advantage of software to improve efficiency and cut back on the amount of admin which needs to be carried out every day. Self-employment technology specialist, Wise, is revolutionising the way that delivery firms can engage their self-employment workforce, with over…

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Shipping Times

How COVID-19 is Affecting Shipping Times

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on many different industries and has caused multiple businesses to face difficult challenges. As we start to emerge from the other side, there are still some industries that are yet to return to normal proceedings – the logistics and shipping industry being one of them. With that said, some shipping businesses have been able to adapt their services to work through these challenges…

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Fixing communications: A persistent pain point

Fixing communications: A persistent pain point

64% of respondents in the recent Supplier Experience Survey by HICX, cite communications as a top three area for improvement when it comes to doing business with suppliers. According to Stephen Day, Chief Procurement Officer at market research house Kantar, this casts the spotlight on a persistent pain point. There’s been a very notable imbalance, he observes, between suppliers and enterprises for some years now, and this needs to change. With the pandemic highlighting the…

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Consumers drive growth in UK subscription box market as popularity soars

Consumers drive growth in UK subscription box market as popularity soars

Consumers in London, West Midlands and Northern Ireland are most likely to be signed up to subscription services, according to Royal Mail’s new UK Subscription Box Market report. Almost half (45%) of Londoners are signed up to at least one subscription box, followed by 37% and 36% of shoppers in the West Midlands and Northern Ireland, respectively. However, when it comes to the highest average number of subscription boxes per person, subscription box shoppers in…

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GMB And Uber Pledge To End Exploitation Of More Than 200,000 Drivers On Ride-Hailing Apps

GMB And Uber Pledge To End Exploitation Of More Than 200,000 Drivers On Ride-Hailing Apps

Despite Supreme Court ruling, hundreds of thousands of drivers denied legal rights says GMB and Uber  GMB Union and Uber today committed to end the exploitation of more than 200,000 drivers who use ride hailing apps.  Today marked the first meeting between Gary Smith, GMB General Secretary, and Uber’s Jamie Heywood, following the ground-breaking trade union recognition deal.  Under the deal – struck in May – Uber will formally recognise GMB, which will now be able to…

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High Street sales collapse was a ‘Freedom Day’ own goal, says ParcelHero

High Street sales collapse was a ‘Freedom Day’ own goal, says ParcelHero

The end of Covid restrictions was supposed to boost July’s retail sales, but the spreading Delta variant drove anxious shoppers back into their homes. ParcelHero warned last month that two-thirds of shoppers did not want to see such a drastic end to protective measures. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says it warned the Government as early as 9 July that ‘Freedom Day’ plans to relax Covid measures would backfire. Now the latest Office for National…

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

Looking into the Crystal Ball

National health and social care transport business ERS Medical puts driver behaviour and training at the very heart of its operation with a visionary tracking and dash cam solution, so we look into how this works… Courier News discovers how through the use of dash cam technology and GPS tracking, a national health and social care transport business with more than 500 vehicles and 800 drivers, conducting over 700,000 patient journeys and transporting 1 million…

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The smart money is on SmartCam

The smart money is on SmartCam

Manchester based Primo Drinks saves money with clever integrated dash cam and tracking solution from Crystal Ball, we see how it measures up… Courier News takes a look into the increasing utilisation of dash cams in commercial vehicles and finds out if they are a must have for a fleet operator in 2021, or just another piece of technology to get your head around.  Our research led us to focus on the convergence of the…

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Pall-Ex appoints new Director of International Development

Pall-Ex appoints new Director of International Development

Pall-Ex has appointed Karolina Thompson as its new Director of International Development to drive the global expansion of the brand. Karolina, who has been part of the Pall-Ex International team for over 12 years, has been promoted to the role and the Pall-Ex Board, as the business continues to add Master Licensees across the globe. Working closely with Pall-Ex Group’s Managing Director – International Business Units, Mark Steel, she will oversee the development of relationships…

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Kate Lester joins The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Network for the South East

Kate Lester joins The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Network for the South East

Entrepreneur Kate Lester, CEO and founder of nationwide network Diamond Logistics, joins The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Network for the South East as a founding member. The Prince’s Trust is one of the UK’s largest youth support charities. Each year it helps tens of thousands of young people from some of the toughest backgrounds to rediscover hope, build confidence and realise their potential. The Prince’s Trust programmes, which have been adapted to the needs of young…

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