Hermes & GMB Union Agree Further Benefits For Self Employed Plus Couriers

Hermes & GMB Union Agree Further Benefits For Self Employed Plus Couriers

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, and the GMB Union have announced that they have concluded their annual negotiations which have resulted in further benefits for all SE+ (self- employed plus) couriers. It follows the ground-breaking deal in 2019, the first of its kind designed to support the rights of self-employed workers operating in the so called ‘gig economy’, which included paid holiday and guaranteed minimum payment rates for SE+ couriers and the ability…

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Steve Rushton Appointed as Director at Crown Couriers Limited

Steve Rushton Appointed as Director at Crown Couriers Limited

On the 17th of March, Steve Rushton, former general manager of Crown Couriers Limited has been appointed as company director – to support the rapid expansion of the Tamworth-based logistics company. To reinforce the evolution of Crown Couriers, the business has continued to expand upon its services to greater adapt to the demand of their wide client portfolio. Founder of Crown Couriers Tim Seagers comments,  “We’re delighted to announce Steve’s appointment as company director. Despite…

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Leading Electric Bike Specialist Chooses ArrowXL

Leading Electric Bike Specialist Chooses ArrowXL

Pure Electric, the UK’s leading specialist electric scooter and electric bike retailer, has appointed ArrowXL, the two-person delivery specialist to be responsible for delivering its full range of E-Bike to homes nationwide as well as providing storage at their warehouse in Worcester. With their launch into the E-Bike market in June 2020, Pure Electric were looking for a delivery partner that would meet their best in class offering. The decision to change delivery partners is designed to ensure…

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Yodel Faces £250,000 Bill As GMB Workers Take Delivery Giant To Court

Yodel Faces £250,000 Bill As GMB Workers Take Delivery Giant To Court

GMB Union has evidence underpayment goes back 20 years – it’s ridiculous Yodel has not settled and would rather take its chances at a tribunal  Yodel could face a bill of up to £250,000 as GMB drivers take the company to court.  Up to 500 workers for the logistics giant could have been underpaid for their night shift,  some of them to the tune of £1,000 each.  Initially, a group of 18 night workers found their pay packets short because their overtime allowances were missing.  They contacted their union – GMB…

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Hermes Trials ‘Voice In Van’ Concept

Hermes Trials ‘Voice In Van’ Concept

A voice assistant that supports couriers on their delivery rounds is being trialled in London this month by Hermes UK and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. ‘Neo’ can broadcast or display specific delivery information to the driver, including the type of delivery and the customer’s preferred safe place location to improve efficiencies and provide enhanced support to new or busy drivers with high parcel volumes, in rush-hour traffic or at unknown destinations. The assistant runs on the…

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UK E-Commerce Businesses Discouraging Consumers From Returning Products

UK E-Commerce Businesses Discouraging Consumers From Returning Products

UK online retailers are cracking down on ‘wear and return’ trend that is costing them billions of pounds every year UK online retailers are discouraging customers to return products, with less than 1% including return labels with the product, according to a new report. Retailers are cracking down on ‘wear and return’ customers in the hope to reduce the more than three million packages that are returned every year in the UK, costing retailers billions…

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Fortec unveils new look for its new era

Fortec unveils new look for its new era

Fortec Distribution Network has rolled out a major rebrand to underline its new era as part of the Pall-Ex Group of companies The Northamptonshire pallet network has undergone an image overhaul as part of its 25th anniversary, which it is now taking to the road throughout the UK. The new look reflects Pall-Ex Group’s iconic arrow branding, while keeping Fortec’s recognisable blue and green colour scheme. The move will prove cost-effective for Fortec and its…

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Hermes Launches New Service To Support Independent Leeds Traders

Hermes Launches New Service To Support Independent Leeds Traders

Hermes UK, which has roots in Yorkshire that can be traced back to the 1970s, is trialling a new service designed to enable independent traders at Leeds Kirkgate Market to offer a home delivery service to the local community. Deliveries will be made same day by dedicated Hermes’ employees on eco-friendly, zero emission bikes and will be free for retailers and consumers in the first phase. Two apps to support the service have been developed…

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Diamond Logistics offers extended network to online retailers for same day delivery in the UK

Diamond Logistics offers extended network to online retailers for same day delivery in the UK

Diamond Logistics is offering online retailers greater access to the UK market following the recruitment of three new network partners in 2021. Newtown Powys family business – 2nd Generation Logistics, a subsidiary of Station Couriers – has joined the diamond logistics network to grow its eCommerce client base and serve customers in the mid-Wales area. The local business, operated by a parent and daughter team, has grown from a taxi service – Station Taxis –…

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Hermes & Ford Trial Pedestrian Couriers In London

Hermes & Ford Trial Pedestrian Couriers In London

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has teamed up with vehicle manufacturing giant Ford, to pilot a more sustainable courier service in central London designed to support cleaner air and clearer roads through a unique set-up of delivery vans, pedestrian couriers (porters) and smart software. The trial involves delivery vans bringing full vehicle loads of parcels into the Capital where unique software identifies suitable, safe locations for the drivers to park. Each van is…

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