CitySprint to recruit over 750 couriers across the UK ahead of the Christmas rush

CitySprint to recruit over 750 couriers across the UK ahead of the Christmas rush

Roles available throughout the UK, with extra demand in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton CitySprint — the UK’s largest same day distribution company — has announced that it will recruit over 750 additional couriers across the UK, ahead of this year’s Christmas rush.  Work will be available across all 30+ of CitySprint sites throughout the UK, with extra demand in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton. The run-up…

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Why businesses in the logistics sector are potentially missing out on an average of over £70,000 in R&D tax credit savings

Why businesses in the logistics sector are potentially missing out on an average of over £70,000 in R&D tax credit savings

Experts provide insight for how logistics firms can use R&D tax credits to begin to take advantage of their innovation Evidence suggests that more awareness is needed of the range of applications for R&D tax credits in the UK logistics industry. With HMRC data revealing that the sector made up 0.9% of UK R&D tax credit claims, those operating in the industry are encouraged to consider whether they might be eligible. For those that did…

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How business can prepare for the new normal – temperature screening post-COVID

How business can prepare for the new normal – temperature screening post-COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic increase in the number of businesses adopting thermal imaging technology to quickly test whether or not someone has a fever. But as we move past the first peak, is there a long-term need for businesses to use thermal screening technology? Here, Lasse Tonnesen, Managing Director at Test Meter Group, explains how we should prepare for the ‘new normal’, and avoid relaxing safety measures too quickly. Workplaces and public…

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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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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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White Paper: DPD calls for urgent action on Electric Vehicles

White Paper: DPD calls for urgent action on Electric Vehicles

Dwain McDonald, CEO of the UK’s No.1 domestic parcels carrier DPD, is calling on vehicle manufacturers, energy providers, national and local Government to start working together now to reduce emissions and congestion for the benefit of current and future generations. The call follows the launch of a new, hard-hitting White Paper from DPD with an eight-point plan to radically accelerate the pace of change, including manufacturers making more right-hand drive Electric Vehicles (EVs) available in…

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New trailer locks guard against theft, stowaways and Border Force Penalties

New trailer locks guard against theft, stowaways and Border Force Penalties

A range of new door locks has been introduced to prevent theft and illegal access to trailers as well as limiting the prospect of Border Force penalties, which regularly run into tens of thousands of pounds.  Specialist lawyer speaks out. Trailerlock is a device that protects the rear doors of semi-trailers and prevents intruders from breaking into vehicles either while moving, whilst in parking areas or during ferry crossings. Trailerlock fits most semi-trailers and is…

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Diesel Myth Buster

Diesel Myth Buster

Increasingly stringent environmental standards continue to put the spotlight on diesel’s environmental performance. At the same time, alternative fuels and a growing interest in electric vehicles are generating headlines. However, diesel’s days as a fuel for commercial vehicles are far from over, although some misconceptions about its performance remain. It is important to correct these myths to enable an informed debate about fuel options and environmental regulation. Clear-cut data put into a well-defined context benefits…

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BT’s smart delivery lockers drive engineer efficiencies for Calor

BT’s smart delivery lockers drive engineer efficiencies for Calor

Following a successful trial and onboarding process, BT Final Mile has announced a new contract with Calor to support the company’s field service engineering team using the Final Mile network of lockers and boxes.  BT Final Mile service is a nationwide network of secure lockers and boxes which are enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). By having the option to position a locker within the grounds of its 5,000 strategic sites around the country,…

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Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

Barcode Scanning Just Got Reel with ProGlove Launch

ProGlove Launches Groundbreaking Pull-to-scan Wearable for Low-Frequency Scanning Environments ProGlove, a leading provider for industry wearables, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new wearable: Reel is designed to be quickly accessible via a lanyard or belt-clip, making it ideal for those organisations with low-frequency scanning environments such as product returns or quality control. Its customisable attachment positions ensure there is no contact with the scanned items, so it is also a perfect option for…

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