Transport Management Technology Drives Down Courier’s Costs

Transport Management Technology Drives Down Courier’s Costs

A courier delivery company, which has shipped giant corks to a wine exhibition, transported a large plastic snail film prop to cinemas and carried blood to hospitals around the country, has boosted driver productivity after investing in a new transport management system (TMS). Tamar Couriers, which operates a fleet of 18 vehicles, clocking-up more 1.5 million miles a year from its base in Plymouth, has seen significant efficiency and administrative savings after adopting transport management…

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FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report

FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report

Report Showcases How FedEx Multiplies Opportunities FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today the online release of its 2018 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details how the company connects the world responsibly and resourcefully.  The annual report includes updates on the company’s strategies, goals, programs and progress in three key areas: Economy, Environment and People.  The report also includes statistics that track the progress of the company’s citizenship goals in fiscal year 2017, which ended on…

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Rob Gittins Appointed MD Of Palletways UK

Rob Gittins Appointed MD Of Palletways UK

Palletways has announced that Rob Gittins, its former UK Sales & Commercial Director, has been appointed as Managing Director of Palletways UK. Gittins, who brings 34 years’ experience in the logistics sector to the role, has taken over from Dave Walmsley who left recently. Gittins joined Palletways in September 2007 as UK Sales Director and took responsibility for driving the growth of Palletways Fulfilment in 2012. He joined the UK Board shortly afterwards. James Wilson, CEO of…

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Delivery firm DPD promises drivers real living wage

Delivery firm DPD promises drivers real living wage

Delivery firm DPD has announced all of its drivers will be paid the real living wage following a review launched after the death of one of its self-employed contractors. The parcel courier company said its 6,000 UK delivery drivers will be able to choose if they want to be employed directly, be a self-employed franchisee or become a self-employed worker. A new contract for the latter will offer a pension, paid holiday and sick pay…

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Skillweb and Jersey Post finalists at World Post & Parcel Awards

Skillweb and Jersey Post finalists at World Post & Parcel Awards

Skillweb has been shortlisted alongside Jersey Post in the technology category of the World Post & Parcel Awards 2018. The partnership has been recognised for the development of an advanced parcel management solution, which has helped Jersey Post enhance its delivery operation in terms service quality, cost efficiencies and customer choice. The initiative, underpinned by mobile workforce and item tracking software SmartTask POD, was designed to improve Jersey Post’s offering for recipients and business partners….

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Parcel delivery is changing

Parcel delivery is changing

According to a number of articles and a new survey just released entitled: The Future of Fulfilment Vision Study it would appear that same-day delivery is expected to be the norm by 2023. The survey was completed by retail and logistics professionals and also suggests that a significant minority foresee two-hour delivery by 2028. 16 countries participated in the survey, including the UK, which also looked at their omnichannel logistics plans and experiences in 2017…

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How to export around the clock

How to export around the clock

Mapping the exporting journey – 12 key steps to expanding your business globally Martin Davidian, Managing Director Sales, UK West and Ireland, FedEx Express Global interconnectivity, new supply chains and technological innovation have transformed today’s entrepreneurial landscape. Driving the spirit of creativity and innovation, even global economic volatility is no match – more than 63% of British small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting and making a significant contribution to rising international trade.[1] Small businesses…

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GDPR and the DVLA changes

GDPR and the DVLA changes

GDPR and the DVLA changes – a look at what fleets need to do to ensure full compliance The past week has been a landmark in the changes to how employee licence checks are carried out in the fleet industry. With GDPR fast approaching the DVLA have now announced that the driving licence consent form (formerly known as the D796) has to be changed to fall in line with the new data protection legislation. As…

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ArrowXL Given Go Ahead For Worcester Rebuild

ArrowXL Given Go Ahead For Worcester Rebuild

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has been given the green light to rebuild a warehouse that was completely destroyed by fire last year. Worcester City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for a new distribution hub on Thursday night.  The new 258,000 square foot facility, located on the Blackpole East Trading Estate, will be larger than its predecessor. Construction will begin shortly and operations at the new premises are expected to commence…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Courier Industry

Artificial Intelligence and the Courier Industry

Artificial intelligence… just the words sound other-worldly, as though they come from a future that we can only see a tiny glimpse of; the future of the Jetsons, or of Doctor Who. Perhaps even Back To The Future (we’ve got the hoverboards and the moving picture frames after all). Yet AI is already all around us. We don’t have to wait for the future; it’s here, right now. And more and more people are becoming…

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