The Future Of Business Transport

The Future Of Business Transport

Whilst we may not be travelling to work in Jetsons-style flying cars anytime soon, vehicle technology is developing at an increasingly rapid rate and, as a result, business transport is set to change dramatically over the coming years. Indeed, this transformation has already started and we believe firms of all sizes, including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), must keep a close eye on future developments to ensure they don’t get left behind. Autonomous vehicles…

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Uber’s Licence Has Been Revoked In London

Uber’s Licence Has Been Revoked In London

Uber’s operating licence in the capital has been revoked, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. It comes after months of debate over passenger safety and vetting of drivers. Withdrawing the licence, TfL described Uber as not being “fit and proper” to offer its services to Londoners. Mayor Sadiq Khan said the decision had been made to protect customer safety, adding that all companies must “play by the rules”. The firm criticised the move, saying that…

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myHermes Launches ETA Solution

myHermes Launches ETA Solution

myHermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched a new Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) that will enable sole traders, SME retailers and online marketplace sellers to provide their own customers with improved visibility over delivery. By increasing consumer confidence and convenience, the new solution will help smaller independent retailers to secure repeat sales and grow their businesses. The free service – which is also available to Hermes Business Account holders – will see myHermes provide…

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The Potential For AI

The Potential For AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to grow massively in 2017. Analyst firm Forrester predicts investment in AI to treble in 2017 alone. The impact could well be profound, potentially transforming industries and providing huge streamlining and commercially beneficial upsides. The potential benefits will no doubt be of interest to those in the retail and logistics sectors. But is AI still a nascent technology? Could AI transform the retail and logistics industries? We’ll examine these questions…

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TNT Express Cyber-Attack Significantly Dented Fedex Results

TNT Express Cyber-Attack Significantly Dented Fedex Results

The cyber-attack on TNT Express earlier this year has slashed new owner FedEx’s profits by $300 million. But TNT is now back on track, says expert parcel broker Fastlane International. The full impact of the NotPetya cyber-attack on the international delivery company TNT Express earlier this year has hit home, with the announcement that net income is down 16% at TNT’s new owners FedEx: from $715 million a year ago to $596 million, for its…

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New Deal Puts Pass My Parcel On Track For Further Growth

New Deal Puts Pass My Parcel On Track For Further Growth

Rapidly-growing parcel delivery and collection company, Pass My Parcel has secured an exclusive deal with an emerging online fashion retailer. ALL GOOD THINGS, a trend-led womenswear brand that launches in October, enlisted the parcel specialist to deliver click-and-collect and label-less return services to its customers via a network of more than 3,500 newsagents and convenience stores. Pass My Parcel, which is owned by news and magazine wholesalers Smiths News, now works with 17 retailers, including…

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Calls for ‘dangerous cycling’ laws as man is sentenced to 18 months

Calls for ‘dangerous cycling’ laws as man is sentenced to 18 months

A cyclist has been found guilty of bodily harm by ‘wanton and furious driving’ and sentenced to 18 months in a young offender’s institution after knocking over and killing a 44-year old woman in East London. Charlie Alliston, then 18, was riding a so-called ‘fixie’ or ‘fixed-wheel’ bike, a type of track bicycle with no front brake. Fixie bikes are illegal for use on UK public roads. He was cleared of manslaughter, but found guilty…

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Parcelly and Eurosender launch international shipping solution

Parcelly and Eurosender launch international shipping solution

Parcelly announces a new partnership with Eurosender, the price comparison website for parcel shipping across Europe. The collaboration will roll out in 2 stages, with phase 1 utilising Parcelly locations as drop off points for items to be sent internationally, and phase 2 offering shipping rates within the Parcelly app and enabling parcel pick-ups via their nationwide network of more than 1,500 Parcelly locations. Phase 1 was launched on September 12th in London. For Eurosender…

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’Too soon to ban hands-free mobile kits in cars’ – leading lawyer

’Too soon to ban hands-free mobile kits in cars’ – leading lawyer

There is a growing debate about whether the Government should introduce a ‘blanket ban’ on the use of mobile phones in a vehicle – even if they are ‘hands-free’. In March this year, the penalty for using a mobile phone behind the wheel increased to six points and a fine, though it is still legal to use hands-free kits, which allow motorists to take calls without actually having to touch their phone. Road safety campaigners…

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Delivering A Stronger Defence Against Phishing

Delivering A Stronger Defence Against Phishing

Organisations across the world have fallen victim to cyber-attacks recently, with Petya and Wannacry being the latest major global ransomware attacks to exploit vulnerabilities within operating systems. It is believed the viruses were seeded through hijacked software updates and via phishing emails. This could be a big concern for the courier industry which, having seen developments in technology improve processes over recent years, could be stopped in its tracks if targeted by phishing. Worryingly, one…

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