Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

New technologies are accelerating the pace of change for businesses across Europe, with many businesses unsure how developments in AI and Machine Learning, data analytics and other innovations will impact their operations in 2020. Against this landscape, we’ve looked at the technologies and innovations that are likely to be the most transformative in the coming year. Here we look the top trends in technology that will drive the mobile workforce on the road ahead and…

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DPD tops Money Saving Expert’s customer satisfaction poll for 7th year running

DPD tops Money Saving Expert’s customer satisfaction poll for 7th year running

The UK’s favourite parcel delivery company DPD has been voted the best in the business for the seventh year running, in Money Saving Expert’s customer satisfaction survey.  Almost 9,500 people took part in the poll on Martin Lewis’ site to find the best (and worst) parcel delivery firms.  Conducted just after the Christmas and January Sales peak, the poll asked people to rate the performance of all the major UK delivery firms, based on their…

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Stolen vehicles and equipment cost businesses more than £16,000 each year

Stolen vehicles and equipment cost businesses more than £16,000 each year

Research released today by Verizon Connect reveals that stolen vehicles and equipment costs fleet-based business an average of £16,253 each year. The average business has at least one vehicle stolen each year. The average loss increases to nearly £50,000 for those businesses that have between 101-250 vehicles, as the number of vehicles stolen rises to three for businesses of this size. It’s an issue that’s reflected across the country as a whole, with recent ONS…

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Hermes Preparation Delivers Biggest Ever Peak 2019

Hermes Preparation Delivers Biggest Ever Peak  2019

Hermes UK, the consumer delivery specialist, has experienced its biggest peak season to date, which included the busiest day in the company’s history. The organisation successfully handled in excess of 49.1 million parcels during December 2019 alone – significantly up from 39.5 million in December 2018. The milestone day fell on 5th December when the company processed 2.1 million parcels, beating 2018’s total of 1.9 million items handled in a single day. The first week…

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Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is top of the tree for Christmas delivery

Pall-Ex is helping a local Christmas tree wholesaler reduce the miles from forest to front door by transporting products nationwide via its pallet network. The logistics giant has been enlisted by Hinckley-based Cadeby Tree Trust to deliver 180,000 trees, which must travel from farm to customer within five days. In addition to the need for speed, the Christmas cargo must also be kept cool to maintain freshness and minimise needle loss, ensuring a high quality…

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Bristol Haulage Firm On Track For Growth

Bristol Haulage Firm On Track For Growth

A Bristol haulage firm celebrating 25 years of trading next year, has invested in its fleet of vehicles as it looks to grow the business over the next 12 months. Wrings Transport, based in Hallen, has secured a six-figure funding package from Lombard Asset Finance to purchase a limited-edition Mercedes-Benz truck, adding to its 60-strong fleet. With the addition of the high-spec truck, which is one of only 35 in the UK, the firm will…

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Palletways Delivers Educational Workshops To Birmingham Children With National Road Safety Charity

Palletways Delivers Educational Workshops To Birmingham Children With National Road Safety Charity

Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has led road safety sessions to more than 300 primary school children in the Birmingham area. The sessions, delivered by Palletways’ Birmingham depot in partnership with the road safety charity, Brake, focused on safe and sustainable road use, effective road safety policies and alternative sustainable transport options.  The workshops, which were delivered during Road Safety Week, the UK’s largest road safety event, included a tour…

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Drivers urged to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ ahead of Black Friday rush

Drivers urged to ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ ahead of Black Friday rush

With an increase in the number of large goods vehicles expected on Britain’s roads to meet demand for deliveries over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period, Network Rail is issuing a plea to drivers to always check the height of their vehicles before making their journeys.  Research carried out by Network Rail has shown that 52 per cent of lorry drivers do not take low bridges into account when planning their route, and 43 per cent admitted…

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Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt by Menzies Distribution, the UK’s first and largest 100% electric delivery fleet, has delivered its ten millionth parcel emission free, saving a total estimated 2.3 million kg of CO2 compared to standard diesel delivery vehicles, demonstrating the positive impact that green delivery can have. The firm, which pioneered parcel deliveries using electric vehicles (EVs) is also celebrating 10 years in business in which it has: Grown the Gnewt and Menzies Distribution fleet to more…

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Amco Group – Helping To Protect The Environment

Amco Group – Helping To Protect The Environment

Amco took the decision to strive for ISO 14001 and have been certified the standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The company wants to reduce their impact on the environment by implementing a recycling system and diverting their waste from landfill, demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment by implementing this global standard which will enable them to meet their legal obligations, as well as building trust with customers, suppliers and their own staff. Spencer Falaschi…

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