Controlling compliance within logistics

Controlling compliance within logistics

Businesses across a huge range of industries rely on the support of self-employed subcontractors, but companies who do this must tread carefully when it comes to tax and remaining compliant at all times in an ever-changing landscape. Self-employment technology specialist, Wise, works with over 180 UK logistics firms to ensure they have total peace of mind and legal protection when it comes to engaging their self-employed workforce. Jeremy Leach, Chief Compliance Officer at Wise, said:…

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Hermes Increases ‘Green Fleet’ Again As Part Of Ongoing Sustainability Drive

Hermes Increases ‘Green Fleet’ Again As Part Of Ongoing Sustainability Drive

Leading consumer delivery specialist Hermes UK is adding a further 70 units to its fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled vehicles in a move to further reduce emissions.  This brings the total to 160 – around 50% of the company’s core hub tractor fleet. Each of the new model IVECO S-WAY units being introduced reduces CO2 emissions by over 80% when compared to a Euro 6 diesel vehicle. This is a reduction of 150…

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Cannes Film Festival Fashion Emergency Averted

Cannes Film Festival Fashion Emergency Averted

Two suitcases worth of luxury makeup across 870 miles in just under 24 hours. Following last year’s cancellation of the Cannes 2020 Film Festival, we were pleased to hear that this year, the annual celebration would resume – celebrating its 74th edition of Festival de Cannes. The festival was underpinned by a sense of reuniting and coming together – a much needed and fitting theme following 2020’s challenging year of isolation and social distancing. Lip…

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Hermes Integrates With Etsy For Added Delivery Choice

Hermes Integrates With Etsy For Added Delivery Choice

Sellers on Etsy are to benefit from greater choice, convenience, accuracy and cheaper prices for customer deliveries following the decision by Hermes UK to develop an API that will integrate their services with the global online marketplace. It means that from the end of July Etsy sellers will no longer have to enter data manually to create individual parcel labels with Hermes but can download the data and upload it directly in bulk to save time and…

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Pioneering Bike Company Chooses ArrowXL

Pioneering Bike Company Chooses ArrowXL

The Bike Club, a pioneering subscription-based kid’s bike service with over 30,000 members has chosen leading two-person delivery company, ArrowXL to facilitate the collection of pre-loved bikes as a key part of their reCycle campaign.  With gyms and leisure facilities closed during large parts of the pandemic, sales of bikes have seen significant increase across the UK. The Bike Club was tasked with appointing a trusted delivery company that could store and deliver their large…

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Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2021 Winners

Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2021 Winners

Following a challenging assessment day at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Sam Burton of Wayfair has been crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2021. Mr Burton – who is based in Leicestershire – made it a double success, also being named as Logistics UK’s Van Excellence Driver, a category open only to certified operators of the business group’s Van Excellence scheme.   Logistics UK has long celebrated van drivers as the unsung heroes of our economy and with more than four million van drivers currently operating on the UK’s roads, these awards are the perfect…

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Yodel Faces ‘Complete Standstill’ As Summer Strike Looms Amid Huge Driver Shortage

Yodel Faces ‘Complete Standstill’ As Summer Strike Looms Amid Huge Driver Shortage

Anyone looking to use Yodel deliveries this summer should think again says GMB Union Yodel faces a strike bringing their entire network to a standstill amid a huge driver shortage, says GMB Union. The delivery giant has imposed unworkable driver schedules, robbed drivers of annual leave by not adhering to long held agreements and offering agency drivers enhancements whilst not offering the same to the loyal directly employed workforce. GMB members working for Yodel up…

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ArrowXL Announces Dynamic Integration With Parcelhub

ArrowXL Announces Dynamic Integration With Parcelhub

ArrowXL, the leading two-person delivery company has announced a new integration with Parcelhub, the UK’s leading provider of multi-carrier delivery solutions and proactive tracking support. The partnership will offer SME companies access to ArrowXL’s Lite, Standard and Platinum services via Parcelhub’s Web Despatch and Tracking Portals.  Customers will receive an exceptional delivery service with a range of additional benefits such as nominated delivery day, packaging removal & WEEE disposal/recycling.  The integration with Parcelhub now adds…

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Royal Mail unwraps Sunday deliveries for Moonpig

Royal Mail unwraps Sunday deliveries for Moonpig

Moonpig is one of the first retailers taking advantage of Royal Mail’s recently launched Sunday delivery service. Father’s Day was the first special occasion that Royal Mail delivered gifts and cards* on a Sunday for Moonpig, brightening the day for around 60,000 Dads across the nation. Royal Mail has been appointed by Moonpig, the UK’s leading online greeting card and gifting platform, to deliver packages across the UK on a Sunday. This partnership now means…

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Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2021 Shortlist

Logistics UK Announces Van Driver Of The Year 2021 Shortlist

Logistics UK has announced which of the UK’s best van drivers have been shortlisted to take part in its Van Driver of the contest, taking place on Saturday 10 July 2021 at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The 12 finalists will take part in a series of challenging practical and theoretical tests, all hoping to be crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2021.   Kevin Green, Logistics UK’s Marketing and Communications Director, comments: “The role of a van driver is demanding; in addition to…

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