InPost partners with South Western Railway to offer contact-free collections and returns

InPost partners with South Western Railway to offer contact-free collections and returns

Parcel locker provider InPost has announced a partnership with South Western Railway (SWR), Europe’s largest rail commuter network, to install its automated ecommerce lockers at 40 stations across its rail network. The first phase of the roll-out has now commenced and will see InPost deploy its collection and return lockers – which can be accessed 24/7 – at 14 stations within the Greater London region. InPost will then expand the roll-out to other major commuter…

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New service station information hub for hauliers

New service station information hub for hauliers

Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK can view daily service station updates on the Traffic England website to ensure smoother journeys, thanks to an update from Thales and WSP’s joint venture, Network Information Services (NIS). On behalf of Highways England, the information updates show the current availability of service stations across England to keep people informed when making essential journeys as the nation enters the next stage of lockdown. Thales and WSP have worked…

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Managing Uncertainty

Managing Uncertainty

We didn’t need COVID-19 to remind us that we live in a highly complex and unpredictable world. ‘Twas was ever thus. It doesn’t matter how much data or information we have at our disposal, we never have, and we never will, be able to predict with certainty what will happen next. The transport industry has played a key role in averting the potential for a total catastrophe with this pandemic and like many other sectors…

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National Courier Company Appoint General Manager

National Courier Company Appoint General Manager

Crown Couriers has appointed Steve Rushton as General Manager who joins the business with 27 years of industry experience under his belt, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to drive the company forward. Despite joining the business at the start of an extremely challenging period, simultaneously to the commencement of UK lockdown, the timing of Steve’s appointment was ideal for Crown Couriers. As customers diverted their strategic plans to respond to the COVID-19 effort,…

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Gallery Direct Chooses ArrowXL To Support In House Delivery Teams

Gallery Direct Chooses ArrowXL To Support In House Delivery Teams

Gallery Direct, the leading British based designer, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of furniture, home décor and accessories has chosen leading two-person delivery company, ArrowXL to support its in house delivery teams in the next phase of its growth. Under the terms of the deal ArrowXL will be responsible for around 7.5k deliveries each year to homes throughout the UK on behalf of Gallery Direct’s retail customers, supporting the company’s existing fleet. Products include large mirrors…

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AI keeps an eye on road safety to give fleet managers a helping hand

AI keeps an eye on road safety to give fleet managers a helping hand

The use of dash cam technology is on the rise, and for good reason. Last year, Scotland Yard revealed the extent to which its use has increased for the investigation of road incidents, with an average of 640 pieces of dash cam footage uploaded to its online portal each month. For fleet-based businesses, dash cam technology can be instrumental in reducing impact of a road traffic incident on the bottom line. Survey data from Verizon…

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Government advises UK businesses: It’s time to get back to work

Government advises UK businesses: It’s time to get back to work

Businesses are being discreetly advised by ministers on how to get people back to work in the coming days and weeks amid growing concerns over the economic impact of the lock-down. The Government believes there is plenty of room within the existing restrictions for more people to be working and is now actively encouraging firms to reopen. With this news businesses are now in the process of implementing their back to work strategy with the…

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Nottinghamshire Haulier Supports NHS During Covid-19 Pandemic

Nottinghamshire Haulier Supports NHS During Covid-19 Pandemic

Mitchell’s of Mansfield has utilised its expertise and manpower to transport essential medical equipment and building materials to NHS distribution centres used to construct London’s Nightingale hospital, one of the largest critical care units in the world. The company, based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, has also supported two major NHS suppliers in Nottingham and has moved life-saving airway and critical care equipment to hospitals and distributors across the UK. Richard Montgomery, managing director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield said,…

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Hermes Supports ‘Flourishing’ SME Clients

Hermes Supports ‘Flourishing’ SME Clients

SMEs across a range of sectors are flourishing as consumers look to online alternatives during the lockdown, according to Hermes UK, the consumer delivery specialist. The company is currently delivering around 700,000 parcels a week on behalf of its Business Account customers (SMEs) – an uplift of 100% on this time last year. In order to support these clients, Hermes has adapted a number of its services in line with government guidelines. This includes providing…

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How autonomous mobile robots can improve your warehouse operation

How autonomous mobile robots can improve your warehouse operation

With increasing strain being put on the logistics sector, could an investment in autonomous mobile robots for your warehouse be a smart move? Here, Ed Napier-Fenning, from supply chain tech experts Balloon One takes a look at the benefits adding AMR could have. Over the last month or so, the logistics sector has seen an unprecedented surge in demand as many brick and mortar locations have closed their doors and the wider public has locked…

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