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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Workers being pushed to exhaustion and beyond new Unite survey reveals

Workers being pushed to exhaustion and beyond new Unite survey reveals

A survey of over 13,500 workers operating in bus driving, construction and the lorry driving sectors has revealed a shocking level of tiredness and exhaustion which is dramatically affecting their physical and mental health, causing relationship breakdowns and compromises safety at work and in communities. All three sectors have workers operating far in excess of a standard 40 hour week. Over half (54 per cent) of lorry drivers work over 50 hours a week as…

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It’s time to address the question of addresses

It’s time to address the question of addresses

There is a terrace house in London that is undoubtedly the most famous address in the country.  But how is its location best identified? By its road name and number: 10 Downing Street? By its postcode: SW12 2AA? In years to come the international delivery expert ParcelHero says we should be using the more accurate Plus code: GV3C+8X. Or even three little words: slurs.this.shark Whether you are addressing a parcel in ten years’ time, or…

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UK couriers’ gift £19 billion VAT windfall to government.

UK couriers’ gift £19 billion VAT windfall to government.

Based on official figures in 2019 the UK’s self-employed courier workforce numbers 5 million. Sources from director level at one of the UK’s leading courier companies have their self-employed workforce being only 20-25% VAT registered. My business offers a specialised service to register couriers for VAT and on average they reap rewards of  £4500-5000 per annum. If these numbers remain true across the whole industry it means couriers are gifting the government in the region…

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How Parcel Service Delivery has evolved in 2019

How Parcel Service Delivery has evolved in 2019

Parcel service delivery has evolved significantly in recent years, especially as online sales continue to soar, the demand for parcel delivery has gone up in parallel. As a result, there are numerous aspects of the delivery service that carriers do exceptionally well, such as providing a specific delivery time-slots and offering the ability to redirect parcels in flight. Consumers now have options to ask for the parcel to be left in a chosen safe place,…

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How to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries

How to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries

Dan Casey, from hydraulic lifting equipment specialists Penny Hydraulics, outlines the steps you can take to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries. Any manual job can come with its safety risks, and shipping and logistics is no exception. For small parcels, the task can be an easy one, but larger items can cause some safety hazards when lifting and transporting. Picking up heavy parcels incorrectly can cause strain on your back, neck and knees,…

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