Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

According to Sky News, self-driving lorries have been given the green light for trials to begin across UK roads – to which the Government have committed to a £8.1 million investment to finance the trials. This comes as no surprise to the UK who already have vehicles on the roads which operate with semi-autonomous driving systems, from cruise control and lane departure warning to active park assist. But as the Government funds further developments, we…

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Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes, the leading consumer delivery company, has announced changes to its leadership team designed to support the next stage of the industry leading organisation’s growth and progression.   Carole Walker (previously Woodhead) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg, with effect from 2nd November. She will be responsible for the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group, taking over from Donald Pilz.   Carole joined the Otto Group 30…

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Whistl continues to grow through client wins and renewals

Whistl continues to grow through client wins and renewals

Two years on from the management buy-out of Whistl, the leading delivery management company, the company continues to grow through client wins and renewals. As part of its growth and diversification strategy into parcels and international services it has expanded the range of services it provides for clients such as Express Gifts, Music Magpie and HomeServe.  It is also building on its core business mail service with renewed contracts with long standing clients Santander, Liverpool Victoria,…

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Arrowxl Makes Million Pound Investment Across Its Network

Arrowxl Makes Million Pound Investment Across Its Network

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has invested over £1 million pounds with UniCarriers to upgrade the materials handling equipment across its network. In total, 53 pieces of specialist machinery have been ordered in time for the Black Friday peak period to further enhance productivity within its hubs. The order includes a number of UniCarriers’ specialist high reach trucks that can operate at a height of 13.8 metres, the highest in the industry,…

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The Hermes Guaranteed Christmas Delivery

The Hermes Guaranteed Christmas Delivery

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, will provide retailers and their customers with added peace of mind in the lead-up to Christmas by once again offering a unique money back delivery guarantee. For a fifth consecutive year, The Hermes Guaranteed Christmas Delivery Promise will help retailers to avoid disappointing online shoppers by assuring that all purchases will be delivered before Christmas Day. The initiative applies to each individual parcel entering the Hermes network, with a UK…

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Royal Mail strike could ‘cancel Christmas’ warns ParcelHero

Royal Mail strike could ‘cancel Christmas’ warns ParcelHero

Royal Mail’s workers have voted to take strike action over a change to their pensions. With Christmas fast approaching many people who only mail parcels at Christmas could have their parcels delayed by the strike. ParcelHero says its vital people are made aware of courier alternatives; but warns concerted strike action will lead to delays and cancellations across the delivery network. As the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Royal Mail workers voted by 89.1% to take strike…

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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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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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