Government Funding To Refuel Gas-Powered Trucks

Government Funding To Refuel Gas-Powered Trucks

The FTA has said that the £4 million government investment to provide publically accessible gas refuelling points for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across the UK – is good news for the freight industry. The announcement made by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today, outlined details of the £4m fund to help refuel gas-powered trucks which would give businesses who use them the flexibility to refuel en-route, rather than having to specifically plan journeys between refuelling stations….

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It’s official: Shoppers prefer buying online to the High Street

It’s official: Shoppers prefer buying online to the High Street

Fastlane International reveals the results of its poll of polls During the last year a number of polls have asked which consumers prefer: shopping online or in store. The results for these questionnaires have often been flatly contradictory. Now pioneering e-commerce specialists Fastlane International couriers has reviewed all the data and revealed in its ‘poll of polls’ that consumers really do prefer buying online than on the high street. But it was a tight result!…

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Innovative Real-Time Driving Advice Lets Professional Driver Anticipate The Road Ahead

Innovative Real-Time Driving Advice Lets Professional Driver Anticipate The Road Ahead

TomTom Telematics has launched its next generation of WEBFLEET OptiDrive, incorporating predictive real-time driving advice to empower drivers to drive in a greener, safer style. TomTom Telematics was the first to introduce direct feedback to professional drivers, using its TomTom Driver Terminals. The feedback on drive style, including harsh braking, speeding and cornering, has now been extended with predictive driving advice. OptiDrive 360 uses vehicle and map data to advise business drivers when to take…

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Europe’s Online Shoppers Demand Flexibility

Europe’s Online Shoppers Demand Flexibility

Online consumers are showcasing flexibility in their online purchase journey and as a result, require more alternative delivery options, according to a recent global study. The latest Pulse of the Online Shopper study surveyed 19,000 frequent online shoppers across 14 countries – with figures showing the rise of the ‘flex shopper’: an online buyer who switches between devices and channels when evaluating and purchasing items. Interestingly, European shoppers expect a superior online and in-store shopping…

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 Becomes First Network To Reduce Weight Limits

 Becomes First Network To Reduce Weight Limits

Leading UK palletised distribution network Palletline is proud to announce that it has taken the bold decision to improve health and safety processes by becoming the first operator to reduce the maximum weight of pallets on tail lift deliveries to 750kg. The move was confirmed after an overwhelming majority of Palletline Members backed it at a recent network member meeting amid increasing industry concerns over the impact that heavier pallets have on driver safety. The new weight…

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New Conversion Network Makes The LPG Switch Easier

New Conversion Network Makes The LPG Switch Easier

Following the launch of a brand new nationwide vehicle conversion network, it’s now easier than ever before for drivers to slash their motoring costs by running their vehicle on LPG autogas. For the first time ever, the new Autogas approved conversion scheme provides drivers with a dedicated branded experience where they can expect to receive the highest levels of service and attention, including quality engine conversions by Autogas assessed engineers, a fast and efficient service,…

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NetDespatch Helps Retailers Speed Up Shipping

NetDespatch Helps Retailers Speed Up Shipping

NetDespatch, the SaaS parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, is collaborating with ChannelAdvisor Corporation – a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales – to offer retailers seamless integration with their chosen postal or parcel carrier. Through this alliance with NetDespatch, ChannelAdvisor retail customers can despatch parcels systematically to leading carriers, such as Royal Mail, Asendia Yodel, APC Overnight, UKMail, Collect+ and more, using a…

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Wheels In Motion For Mobile Payment At The Pumps

Wheels In Motion For Mobile Payment At The Pumps

Paying for fuel is about to get faster and easier with a UK market-first partnership between Shell and PayPal, who yesterday announced an innovative new service that plans to let customers pay for their fuel without leaving their car, via mobile. This service plans to offer a new level of choice and convenience to customers from busy parents who want the ease of remaining by their vehicle with their children, to those in a rush…

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Browsing Is Important Part Of Multi-Channel Shopper Journey

Browsing Is Important Part Of Multi-Channel Shopper Journey

Retailers are increasingly recognising that browsing online and in-store is an important part of the shopping experience as they cast aside conversion rates to focus more on boosting dwell times and improving engagement. By Glynn Davis Speaking at a packed Retail Bulletin Omni-channel Summit 2015 in London last week, Aaron Chatterley, founder of Feelunique, says: “Our conversion rate is only five per cent so only one in 20 people through the [online] door purchases. They are digitally browsing…

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DPD UK Wins Service Awards

DPD UK Wins Service Awards

The UK’s favourite parcel delivery company DPD has won its first industry awards of the year, topping two categories at the prestigious MetaPack Delivery Excellence Awards. The awards recognised the firm’s outstanding track record in innovation and customer services. MetaPack is the UK’s leading delivery management company and the awards aim to celebrate outstanding performance in the eCommerce industry. There was great news for DPD’s fast-growing international business as it scooped the Best Cross Border…

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