BT’s smart delivery lockers drive engineer efficiencies for Calor

BT’s smart delivery lockers drive engineer efficiencies for Calor

Following a successful trial and onboarding process, BT Final Mile has announced a new contract with Calor to support the company’s field service engineering team using the Final Mile network of lockers and boxes.  BT Final Mile service is a nationwide network of secure lockers and boxes which are enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). By having the option to position a locker within the grounds of its 5,000 strategic sites around the country,…

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Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

ProGlove Launches Groundbreaking Pull-to-scan Wearable for Low-Frequency Scanning Environments ProGlove, a leading provider for industry wearables, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new wearable: Reel is designed to be quickly accessible via a lanyard or belt-clip, making it ideal for those organisations with low-frequency scanning environments such as product returns or quality control. Its customisable attachment positions ensure there is no contact with the scanned items, so it is also a perfect option for…

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Get Ready for Brexit

Get Ready for Brexit

The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October and will bring important changes to doing business.   Here are five things parcel delivery and logistics companies can do now to get ready. Prepare for new customs procedures at the border when trading with the EU To continue importing from and exporting to the EU after 31 October there are changes you need to make now. Make sure you have an Economic Operators Registration and Identification…

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Green tape: New NI protocol will be bureaucratic nightmare for UK exporters

Green tape: New NI protocol will be bureaucratic nightmare for UK exporters

Boris Johnson’s long-awaited alternative to the infamous Northern Ireland Backstop will create a mass of red tape, warns international delivery expert ParcelHero. The UK Government’s eagerly-awaited alternative to the Northern Ireland backstop has been published; but the international delivery expert ParcelHero is warning the new Northern Ireland Protocol represents a nightmare of red tape for exporters to Northern Ireland (NI), and onwards to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and the rest of the EU. ParcelHero’s…

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The Delivery Group Expands Operation with new £8m Bristol Hub

The Delivery Group Expands Operation with new £8m Bristol Hub

Leading e-commerce, mail and pallet specialist The Delivery Group has further expanded its operational footprint with the opening of a new 52,500 square foot processing hub in Bristol. The Bristol premises – an £8 million investment – is now in operation and will enable The Delivery Group to support the rapidly growing delivery demand from clients in anticipation of peak volumes of 1 billion items. The Bristol hub comes hot on the heels of The…

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Pall-Ex launches nationwide Driver Drive

Pall-Ex launches nationwide Driver Drive

Pall-Ex is accelerating its recruitment with the launch of a nationwide Driver Drive, which will help tackle HGV driver shortages across its network.  The firm has launched a new website where drivers can apply for jobs across the network, including roles for class one and two HGV drivers, forklift truck operators and van drivers. The East Midlands-based palletised distribution network is launching the drive during the Road Haulage Association’s National Lorry Week (16th – 22ndSeptember), designed to raise the profile…

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ArrowXl Wins Aldi Contract For Home Deliveries

ArrowXl Wins Aldi Contract For Home Deliveries

ArrowXL, the leading home delivery and fulfilment expert, has secured a contract to provide home delivery services to Aldi across the UK.  Under the terms of the agreement – which runs for three years – ArrowXL will provide a comprehensive two-person home delivery solution to online shoppers purchasing specific oversized items from Aldi’s website. This covers a wide range of products such as garden furniture, spa pools and DIY items. The company expects to handle…

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Cherry Load take remote compliance control

Cherry Load take remote compliance control

Cherry Load, the Oxfordshire-based logistics solutions provider reports ‘instant control’ over driver and vehicle activities since switching to remote tacho downloading and data analysis from leading transport software specialists Mandata and TruTac. Established in 2011, the family-run company operates a mixed fleet including temperature-controlled, curtain sided and bulk-tipping trailers. The company initially looked to Mandata for software to help manage everything from transport planning to operational monitoring, electronic proof of delivery and invoicing for their…

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Workers being pushed to exhaustion and beyond new Unite survey reveals

Workers being pushed to exhaustion and beyond new Unite survey reveals

A survey of over 13,500 workers operating in bus driving, construction and the lorry driving sectors has revealed a shocking level of tiredness and exhaustion which is dramatically affecting their physical and mental health, causing relationship breakdowns and compromises safety at work and in communities. All three sectors have workers operating far in excess of a standard 40 hour week. Over half (54 per cent) of lorry drivers work over 50 hours a week as…

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It’s time to address the question of addresses

It’s time to address the question of addresses

There is a terrace house in London that is undoubtedly the most famous address in the country.  But how is its location best identified? By its road name and number: 10 Downing Street? By its postcode: SW12 2AA? In years to come the international delivery expert ParcelHero says we should be using the more accurate Plus code: GV3C+8X. Or even three little words: slurs.this.shark Whether you are addressing a parcel in ten years’ time, or…

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