Online Shopping Leads To Major Boost in Van Sales

Online Shopping Leads To Major Boost in Van Sales

The rise of online home delivery has inspired a surge in van sales according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and has led to a further 100,000 vans being registered within the first quarter of 2015 in the UK. The 22.3% surge in van sales has been put down to the increase in online shopping and home delivery requirements. A total of 108,456 commercial vehicles have been registered so-far in the first…

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Landmark Move For H&R Gray

Landmark Move For H&R Gray

Stirling-based haulage specialist, H&R Gray is thrilled to announce that it is has joined the Palletline network in a deal that will significantly broaden the scope of the business. In a planned move, the family run haulier is entering the pallet distribution sector for the first time giving its customers the flexibility to send smaller loads. The company will cover the majority of the Stirlingshire and Perthshire areas for Palletline. H&R Gray, which offers haulage,…

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On Campus Delivery Service Makes Student’s Life A Doddle

On Campus Delivery Service Makes Student’s Life A Doddle

Doddle, the parcel shop business, has launched a new click-on-campus solution to allow university staff and students to send, collect or return their parcels more conveniently. Doddle launched its first click-on-campus store at the University of Salford Student Village last week. The model is expected to be rolled out in 10 universities across the UK this year. Students are able to have their parcels delivered to Doddle for free and use its convenient returns service…

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FedEx chases UK and European growth with bid for TNT Express

FedEx chases UK and European growth with bid for TNT Express

The US parcel delivery giant FedEx has launched an agreed €4.4bn (£3.2bn) takeover offer for its rival TNT Express in one of the biggest corporate deals in Europe so far this year. The €8-a-share bid is at a 33 per cent premium to TNT Express’s closing share price last Thursday but considerably below the €9.50 that rival UPS offered in 2013 when its bid was set to be blocked by European regulators. TNT Express is…

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Doddle Launches Android App To Replace “While You Were Out” Cards

Doddle Launches Android App To Replace “While You Were Out” Cards

Doddle, the purple network of parcel stores targeting commuters, has released the Android version of its free app as part of its mission to eliminate “while you were out” cards. Doddle is the only service of its kind to accept delivery of shoppers’ online purchases from any retailer or carrier and its free app is the next step in eliminating the dreaded “while you were out” card scenario.  Instead, the Doddle app will send a…

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Parcel2Go Awarded Most Innovative Company

Parcel2Go Awarded Most Innovative Company

This year’s Northern Tech Awards, which are owned by GP Bullhound, an international technology and investment bank, took place on Friday 27 March in Aspire, Leeds. The awards were hosted by David Rowan, editor at WIRED magazine and Hugh Campbell, managing partner and co-founder of GP Bullhound. The awards are held annually and this year Parcel2Go was among the list of winners at the awards and was awarded Most Innovated Company in the North. Hugh…

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Traffic James Grow Due to Workplace Deliveries

Traffic James Grow Due to Workplace Deliveries

An article in The Times recently stated that, according to TfL and other experts, traffic problems are being generated by people receiving deliveries at their workplace. Patrick Gallagher, CEO of same day courier and delivery network, CitySprint, responds: “Traffic problems caused by the number of people arranging for deliveries to their workplace or office should come as no surprise. To date, it’s the only way people can be sure there will be someone there to…

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Government Funding To Refuel Gas-Powered Trucks

Government Funding To Refuel Gas-Powered Trucks

The FTA has said that the £4 million government investment to provide publically accessible gas refuelling points for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across the UK – is good news for the freight industry. The announcement made by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today, outlined details of the £4m fund to help refuel gas-powered trucks which would give businesses who use them the flexibility to refuel en-route, rather than having to specifically plan journeys between refuelling stations….

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 Becomes First Network To Reduce Weight Limits

 Becomes First Network To Reduce Weight Limits

Leading UK palletised distribution network Palletline is proud to announce that it has taken the bold decision to improve health and safety processes by becoming the first operator to reduce the maximum weight of pallets on tail lift deliveries to 750kg. The move was confirmed after an overwhelming majority of Palletline Members backed it at a recent network member meeting amid increasing industry concerns over the impact that heavier pallets have on driver safety. The new weight…

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NetDespatch Helps Retailers Speed Up Shipping

NetDespatch Helps Retailers Speed Up Shipping

NetDespatch, the SaaS parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, is collaborating with ChannelAdvisor Corporation – a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales – to offer retailers seamless integration with their chosen postal or parcel carrier. Through this alliance with NetDespatch, ChannelAdvisor retail customers can despatch parcels systematically to leading carriers, such as Royal Mail, Asendia Yodel, APC Overnight, UKMail, Collect+ and more, using a…

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