ArrowXL Makes £5 Million Fleet Investment

ArrowXL Makes £5 Million Fleet Investment

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has made a substantial £5 million investment to further strengthen its fleet and support the ongoing growth of the business. It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to utilising cutting edge technology and safety features to help prevent accidents and ensure that its fleet is reliable and compliant.  Following extensive evaluation of the marketplace, ArrowXL has acquired 100 new DAF 180 FA 7.5 tonners with ZF…

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Hermes Announces Last Dates For Christmas Deliveries

Hermes Announces Last Dates For Christmas Deliveries

Hermes, the UK’s leading consumer delivery specialist, has announced the last recommended posting days to ensure presents are delivered in time for Christmas 2019.   They are: Thursday 19th December. For customers who want a Hermes courier to collect a parcel from them. Saturday 21st December (noon). For customers sending presents from Hermes’ nationwide network of ParcelShops, using the standard service. Sunday 22nd December (noon). For customers sending presents from one of Hermes’ nationwide network…

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Parcelforce Worldwide Redesigns Its Mobile App And Launches New Features

Parcelforce Worldwide Redesigns Its Mobile App And Launches New Features

Parcelforce Worldwide has redesigned its app and launched new features to help senders and recipients manage their deliveries more effectively. Retailers and consumers can start their sending journey in the app with a new ‘quick quote’ option. The app has been redesigned to make it more intuitive and simple to navigate, with easy to follow instructions for registration. Customers can also download the app on multiple mobile devices. There is new help functionality including FAQs,…

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Many Retailers’ Final Christmas Order Dates are Earlier This Year

Many Retailers’ Final Christmas Order Dates are Earlier This Year

A number of major retailers are clawing back their online Christmas order deadlines this year, the international delivery expert ParcelHero has revealed; as it brings back its popular online stores’ Christmas booking dates tool. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, says: ‘Last year many retailers were absolutely pushing final Christmas delivery dates down to the wire to cater for the thousands of online last-minute Christmas shoppers. The likes of Amazon, Argos and ASOS even…

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Yodel celebrates being one of the UK’s top armed forces employers

Yodel celebrates being one of the UK’s top armed forces employers

Independent parcel carrier Yodel is celebrating being one of the UK’s top armed forces employers with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. A Yodel trailer now bears the Ministry of Defence Gold award logo and another 50 trailers have been decorated with poppies, to help raise money for the Royal British Legion. The move comes after Yodel formally collected the Gold Award at the Ministry of Defence ceremony, celebrating the UK’s top armed forces-friendly…

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Compliance confidence for ER-accredited logistics operator

Compliance confidence for ER-accredited logistics operator

As one of the largest privately-owned logistics companies in the South West, Sparks Transport achieved Earned Recognition status soon after the scheme was introduced in 2018 and, says the company, since adopting TruTac’s fleet management software, any DVSA checks can be easily satisfied. With 150 HGVs delivering to every corner of the UK and Ireland, keeping tabs on each vehicle and driver has, according to Director Jon Sparks, brought many challenges – particularly as the…

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Hermes Increases ‘Green Fleet’ As Part Of Ongoing Sustainabilty Drive

Hermes Increases ‘Green Fleet’ As Part Of Ongoing Sustainabilty Drive

Leading consumer delivery specialist Hermes UK is adding a further 42 units to its fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled vehicles. The investment follows a successful 12-month trial which delivered carbon savings in excess of 4,000 tonnes and forms part of the company’s commitment to delivering ‘a premium service that doesn’t cost the earth.’ A total of 42 Iveco Stralis CNG tractor units will be added to the operation over the coming weeks, taking…

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Pall-Ex Group begins an exciting new journey

Pall-Ex Group begins an exciting new journey

Pall-Ex, the industry-leading pan-European logistics brand is preparing for a new chapter in its 23 year history as founder, owner, chairwomen and Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey CBE has agreed to sell Pall-Ex Group to its network membership and management. Contracts were signed on the 15th October 2019 with completion anticipated for the 31st October 2019. The acquisition, believed to be the first of its kind, will offer UK and European members a unique opportunity…

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The Delivery Group moves to new £12 Million Warrington HQ

The Delivery Group moves to new £12 Million Warrington HQ

Leading e-commerce, mail and pallet specialist The Delivery Group is moving its North-West operation to a larger £12 million service centre in Warrington as the company prepares for unprecedented volumes. In what has been a year of rapid and impressive expansion, the new Warrington site follows last month’s opening of an £8 million site in Bristol, and a new site in Maidstone which began operations in March. The business also successfully acquired ONEPOST earlier this…

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Get Ready for Brexit

Get Ready for Brexit

The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October and will bring important changes to doing business.   Here are five things parcel delivery and logistics companies can do now to get ready. Prepare for new customs procedures at the border when trading with the EU To continue importing from and exporting to the EU after 31 October there are changes you need to make now. Make sure you have an Economic Operators Registration and Identification…

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