Airspace Technologies Announces International Expansion to Support Time-Critical Shipments

Airspace Technologies Announces International Expansion to Support Time-Critical Shipments

Company Opens First Office in Europe to Meet Growing Demand Across a Wide Range of Industries Airspace Technologies, Inc. (Airspace), the company revolutionising air cargo and time-critical logistics, has opened its first European office, with the launch of Airspace B.V. From the headquarters, located at Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands, which opened in June this year, Airspace will be expanding its team across the Netherlands, France, Germany, and the U.K., in line with its rapid growth plans to fulfil customer…

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Delivery drivers refused to be insured by UK’s top providers

Delivery drivers refused to be insured by UK’s top providers

A recent investigation by NimbleFins has shown that none of the UK’s top car insurance providers will offer insurance policies to couriers and delivery drivers who use their cars for work, due to the additional risks of delivery driving.  This could mean that someone driving for a company like Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats or Amazon involved in an accident could find their insurer refusing to pay out, leaving the driver in a potentially devastating financial situation….

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Multi-temp operator ticks DVSA box using integrated FleetControl software

Multi-temp operator ticks DVSA box using integrated FleetControl software

Bolton-based multi-temp’ specialists, 3D International Haulage have added a new module to their fleet compliance software which, say the company, has greatly improved vehicle management while putting a tick in the box for the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency). Called TruFleet, it is TruTac’s latest addition to their TruControl cloud-based system. TruFleet enables 3D International to plan, organise and control all aspects of day-to-day fleet and O Licence management far more easily and with…

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Zellis partners with Yodel to deliver end-to-end colleague background checking service

Zellis partners with Yodel to deliver end-to-end colleague background checking service

Zellis’s complete solution combines technology and service to drive process efficiency, cost-effectiveness and employee satisfaction for Yodel’s HR operations team  Zellis, the market-leading provider of payroll and HR solutions, is delighted to partner with Yodel to provide a complete colleague background checking service, enabling the parcel delivery company to quickly hire and verify thousands of roles across the UK.   Handling more than 160 million parcels every year, Yodel is one of the country’s largest…

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Retailers’ final Christmas order dates are in meltdown, so shop now!

Retailers’ final Christmas order dates are in meltdown, so shop now!

Despite High Street stores re-opening, online Christmas orders are still booming. Many stores are now pulling back final order dates to ensure delivery, while others have axed services, warns home delivery expert ParcelHero. The home delivery expert ParcelHero is warning of a Christmas delivery meltdown. It says many retailers are now advising standard delivery times of up to 14 days, scrapping express delivery options and making their final order dates for Christmas even earlier. The…

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New Hermes Play Technology Is Used By M&S To Promote Festive Knitwear On Customer Parcels

New Hermes Play Technology Is Used By M&S To Promote Festive Knitwear On Customer Parcels

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, is delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer is its first retail partner to use its unique new video technology – Hermes Play.  The clever tech allows videos to be played on parcel labels using augmented reality that can be accessed by downloading the Hermes App. For retailers, Hermes Play adds a commercial opportunity to parcels, as the promotional videos can also be accessed throughout the…

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December retail footfall will fall 50% despite 24-hour shopping

December retail footfall will fall 50% despite 24-hour shopping

Debenhams can’t expect a Christmas miracle.  The High Street’s ‘Welcome-Back Wednesday’ will do little to ease the surge in online shopping, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It says the end of the first lockdown proved a damp squib for town centre stores and Arcadia and floundering Debenhams shouldn’t pin their hopes on a last-minute Christmas bounce-back.  The news that the Government is clearing the way for stores to be open 24 hours a day…

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Hermes UK Appoints Tony Denunzio CBE As Chairman

Hermes UK Appoints Tony Denunzio CBE As Chairman

Tony De Nunzio CBE has been appointed as non-executive Chairman to the Shareholder Board at leading consumer delivery company, Hermes UK.  He joins with a remit to help guide the company through its next stage of growth and development. His appointment follows the conclusion of a significant investment deal by Advent International (‘Advent’), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms, that was announced earlier this year. Tony has extensive experience in…

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UK commercial vehicle activity stronger during 2nd lockdown as sector gears up for festive retail surge

UK commercial vehicle activity stronger during 2nd lockdown as sector gears up for festive retail surge

UK commercial vehicle activity is performing stronger during the UK’s second nationwide lockdown than the first, latest figures from the Geotab and Webfleet Solutions Commercial Mobility Recovery Dashboard reveal. A comparison of the second week of lockdown (SWoL2), from November 9 to November 15, found activity levels to be 33% higher – averaging 85% of pre-COVID-19 levels – than readings from March 30 to April 5 (SWoL1), when activity plummeted to an average of 52%….

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Cancel Black Friday! Lockdown 2.0 will create an £8.49bn monster

Cancel Black Friday! Lockdown 2.0 will create an £8.49bn monster

Black Friday 2014 turned from a retailer’s dream to a delivery nightmare as overwhelming demand crashed many UK websites and snapped supply chains. ParcelHero fears a lockdown Black Friday will be even worse this year.  The home delivery expert ParcelHero is forecasting an £8.49bn monster Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. It warns that stores must learn from the disaster of Black Friday 2014 or delivery chains could snap once again this year. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer…

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