UPS introduces new line of range-extended electric vehicles in UK

UPS introduces new line of range-extended electric vehicles in UK

UPS today introduced a new line of range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) to its fleets serving Birmingham and Southampton, UK, to overcome the range limitations of pure electric vehicles within the logistics industry. “This is a big breakthrough for our continued use of electric vehicles in the UK – and for the communities we serve,” says Luke Wake, director of automotive engineering & advanced technology, UPS International. “The range jump from 100km to 400km is the…

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UK couriers’ gift £19 billion VAT windfall to government.

UK couriers’ gift £19 billion VAT windfall to government.

Based on official figures in 2019 the UK’s self-employed courier workforce numbers 5 million. Sources from director level at one of the UK’s leading courier companies have their self-employed workforce being only 20-25% VAT registered. My business offers a specialised service to register couriers for VAT and on average they reap rewards of  £4500-5000 per annum. If these numbers remain true across the whole industry it means couriers are gifting the government in the region…

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FedEx Express Donates Car Seats to Promote Road Safety

FedEx Express Donates Car Seats to Promote Road Safety

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced a new campaign under its ‘FedEx Cares’ programme on road safety for children. According to the Automobile Club of Moldova, there were 414 road crashes in 2018 where children were involved. These resulted in 20 children losing their lives and 266 being severely injured. Unfortunately, the number of children seriously traumatized by car crashes in Moldova also rose…

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Hermes Drives Enhanced Delivery Experience With New App Launch

Hermes Drives Enhanced Delivery Experience With New App Launch

Hermes, the leading consumer delivery company, has finalised the roll-out of its new app that enables retailers to deliver an enhanced consumer experience. This new innovation provides online shoppers with increased visibility, as well as more choice and control over how they receive their parcels. Available on both iOS and Android platforms, the Hermes app allows users to track and/or divert their parcels in real-time via their smartphones, as well as receive notifications on the…

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Global Shipping App launched offering integration with Shopify and WooCommerce

Global Shipping App launched offering integration with Shopify and WooCommerce

Online courier services provider World Options have just launched a new Global Shipping app. Technology has transformed the shipping industry in recent years, particularly within the online retail industry. Businesses who run online stores are meeting a growing consumer demand for convenience when it comes to delivering their products swiftly. Customers now predominantly shop online through mobile devices and apps. Digital technology has increased demand and resulted in shoppers wanting everything in an instant. Meeting…

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Hermes To Increase Capacity For Larger Items

Hermes To Increase Capacity For Larger Items

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, is to increase its ability to collect and deliver large items, in excess of 18kg, following demand from some of the UK’s leading retailers. As a result, the company is actively seeking independent van operators to join the firm as ‘service partners’. Hermes is better known for delivering smaller items, over 1 million each day, however the company has provided a nationwide service for larger items for over 40 years…

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The Delivery Group enters pallet market with Pallet-Track partnership

The Delivery Group enters pallet market with Pallet-Track partnership

Leading eCommerce and specialist mail services firm The Delivery Group has announced its entry into the pallet market via a partnership with established pallet freight experts Pallet-Track. The partnership represents the latest example of The Delivery Group’s continued investment in infrastructure and services as it looks to expand the range of tailored delivery solutions within its portfolio. Pallet freight is a significant growth market, with the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) forecasting the delivery of…

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Fleet-cleaning partnership helps DPD polish zero-emission credentials

Fleet-cleaning partnership helps DPD polish zero-emission credentials

Parcel delivery company DPD has appointed eco-friendly car wash company Dropless.co.uk in an innovative, new partnership. Water-free vehicle cleaning service Dropless will be responsible for ensuring the fleet vehicles at DPD’s all-electric Westminster parcel depot remain spotless. DPD Westminster was the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot and is part of a network of zero-emission DPD micro depots in London.  The parcel giant uses a fleet of electric trucks, vans and micro-vehicles for both incoming parcels,…

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Unique Franchise Opportunities To Move Into Europe

Unique Franchise Opportunities To Move Into Europe

One of the leading players in the new lean European removals sector is now looking for franchisees for its highly successful business model. After more than 12 years handling light removals from the UK into mainland Europe, VanOne is now offering franchises for established small to medium sized businesses. VanOne has created a new wave of removal operations by offering low rates on removals by involving customers in its operations: families or individuals wanting to…

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ArrowXl Secures Warehousing & Home Delivery Contract With DG International 

ArrowXl Secures Warehousing & Home Delivery Contract With DG International 

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has secured a long-term contract to provide a range of flexible warehousing and home delivery services to DG International, the global logistics firm. This agreement will see ArrowXL support DG International as it embarks on the next stage of its growth. Under the terms of the deal, ArrowXL will provide suitable warehouse space for two of DG International’s retail clients, both of whom specialise in large indoor…

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