Hermes To Open New Purpose-Built Northern Depot In Bolton Creating 100 More Jobs

Hermes To Open New Purpose-Built Northern Depot In Bolton Creating 100 More Jobs

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has announced its plans to open a new, purpose-built depot In Bolton in Autumn 2021.   It forms part of the company’s ongoing investment into its infrastructure, designed to support its significant volume increases which saw a record 600 million successful deliveries in 2020, up from 400 million.  The new Wingates Estate Bolton depot will replace an existing site nearby with all current staff transferring and being…

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Tips to keep manufacturing and warehouse teams motivated

Tips to keep manufacturing and warehouse teams motivated

It’s no secret that a key element to keeping any team happy and productive is to keep them motivated. However, within the demanding and fast-paced environment of a production line or warehouse operation, this can sometimes be a challenge. Music licensing company PPL PRS has collated some practical tips to help boost team morale and achieve the goal of a healthy, efficient workforce. 1. Recognise success Having a sense of value and pride in your…

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Chaos for UK logistics operators following EU trade deal

Chaos for UK logistics operators following EU trade deal

The last-minute free trade agreement struck with the EU has been catastrophic for UK businesses and their EU customers. Kate Lester, founder and chief executive of Diamond Logistics, offers an honest evaluation of the challenges and some advice on how to guide clients during this difficult phase. With so little time to prepare, the UK was plunged into chaos following the conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on Christmas Eve 2020. This was despite careful…

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Hermes Launches ‘What’s In The Box’ To Further Improve Returns Service

Hermes Launches ‘What’s In The Box’ To Further Improve Returns Service

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has launched an innovative new service designed to further improve the ‘returns experience’ for its retail customers and their consumers. It follows a successful trial by fashion retailer, Joe Browns. The ‘What’s inside the box?” service allows consumers to inform the retailer exactly which items they are returning in advance.  As a result, the retailer benefits from knowing which items are being sent back, allowing them to update…

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Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders

Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders

Brexit bureaucracy is now creating delays and pushing up costs, says international delivery expert ParcelHero. It says up to 20% of parcels and trucks are being stopped at some borders. Brexit delays and costs are escalating rapidly, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. The parcel comparison site says couriers and retailers are now struggling with the burden of complex new paperwork, with 20% of parcels and the same proportion of trucks being stopped at…

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Keedwell eliminate empty running with Returnloads.net

Keedwell eliminate empty running with Returnloads.net

Keedwell Konnect was formed in March last year to coordinate logistics and maintain new customer accounts by diversifying traffic flows within the RT Keedwell Group and working with partner hauliers. At around the same time, fleet software experts Mandata, acquired the leading freight exchange business, Returnloads.net and according to Keedwell Konnect Director Dan Carter, their nationwide transport operation has since become more streamlined with empty running a thing of the past. “We have been using…

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Nearly 1 in 10 UK hauliers recruiting to manage Brexit impact, study reveals

Nearly 1 in 10 UK hauliers recruiting to manage Brexit impact, study reveals

With 66% of UK hauliers concerned about the increased admin required in preparation to cross the border, they reveal the changes caused by the Brexit transition A study reveals that UK hauliers are seeing varying impacts after the Brexit transition period ended on 1st January, including jobs created, redundancies and 6% stating they’re no longer working with EU-based companies. Specialist UK haulage loads platform, Haulage Exchange, asked employees from 32 UK-based haulage companies for their…

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Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone showcase mobility solutions at CES 2021

Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone showcase mobility solutions at CES 2021

Webfleet Solutions – a Bridgestone company, one of the world’s leading telematics solutions providers, will be joining the Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) at CES 2021, held virtually this year on January 11-14, 2021.   As part of the digital exhibition, the company will unveil Bridgestone World, an interactive city showcasing how Bridgestone innovations will power a more sustainable mobility future.   Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone – a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced…

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96% of UK hauliers ‘not ready for transition’: many need clarity on border legislation & overwhelmed by admin

96% of UK hauliers ‘not ready for transition’: many need clarity on border legislation & overwhelmed by admin

With nearly 1 in 4 UK hauliers having already lost business due to Brexit, they reveal whether they’re prepared for the post-Brexit transition period. A new study reveals that many UK hauliers remain unprepared for the end of the Brexit transition period, with just 3% stating that they are totally prepared for the transition. 84% of respondents stated that they needed more clarity on border legislation changes from the government Specialist haulage solutions platform, Haulage…

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SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s newly-developed MQCS (Modular Quality Control System) is an “off the shelf”, multifunctional machine vision system, delivered as a ready-to-use package of hardware and pre-written software.  Suitable for code reading, 2D or 3D inspection duties, the MQCS significantly reduces cost and development time needed to set up warehousing and parcel handling applications. Originally, developed as a solution for non-contact 3D inspection in the confectionery industry, the MQCS soon demonstrated its versatility to be adapted for…

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