Former Scarlet Couriers founder Jon Barber has launched a new logistics firm after the Thames Valley courier company was sold to CitySprint earlier this year. The new firm, called ‘Delivered’, will provide nationwide parcel and pallet delivery as well as international delivery and warehousing from its depots in Slough, Reading and High Wycombe. Delivered already provides services to the likes of Nintendo, LG, Fiat, Lego and Panasonic. Delivered will continue the overnight parcel and pallet services previously carried out by […]
The Labour Party has pledged its support for out-of-hours deliveries, claiming smarter management of the UK road network is one of its transport priorities.
Wadworth Brewery, the maker of 6X, has selected Paragon routeing software to aid it in streamlining deliveries to its 700 pubs across southern and western England. The brewer says it will use the system to review its current delivery strategy, model the most efficient routes and establish best use of its delivery fleet. The software should also enable the brewery to allocate optimal loads to vehicles, spreading the workloads across the delivery team according to vehicle and staff availability, as […]
London’s 109-mile Olympic Route Network (ORN) will commence operation on 25 July, two days ahead of the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The ORN will ensure athletes, officials and dignitaries make it to events on time, and features 30 miles of exclusive Games Lanes to facilitate this. London transport commissioner Peter Hendy, who believes the Olympics are a huge opportunity for road transport, says: “The ORN, which is part of the host city contract for the Games, will be […]