As I discussed last month there is hard evidence that apprenticeships help businesses become more effective. Let’s use this drive and influx in talent to raise our profile at the same time.
This week saw the first evidence session in the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry into competition in the post and parcel sector take place. The session mainly focused on the level of competition that Royal Mail is facing and what impact this might have on the universal service it is required to provide. The Hub decided to take a closer look at some of the evidence provided to the committee by some of the major players in the industry.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg today (27 November) announced a £214m funding pot to help the government achieve its aim of doubling the amount of cyclists on UK roads in the next 10 years.
Commercial vehicle fleet services supplier Fraikin has signed a new two-year contract with grocery retailer Sainsbury’s to manage the supermarket’s home delivery fleet in southern England.
Yodel has suspended one of its couriers after publication of a YouTube video apparently showing one of its team throwing a parcel containing a Tower of London ceramic poppy over a fence.
New guidance for fleet operators wishing to make out-of-hours deliveries was launched by TfL at the inaugural Quiet Cities global summit held in London this week.
TfL has been criticised by the FTA for introducing a number of significant changes to the cyclist safety equipment requirements under its Fors accreditation scheme without a consultation or a formal announcement.
CM Downton has made a £4.5m investment in its fleet after a take-off in demand, purchasing 50 new tractor units and 60 curtainsided trailers.
Whether it is a major infrastructure project or small housing development, construction sites nowadays have to provide toilets, washing facilities and areas to rest and eat – creating a large demand for temporary amenities, writes Simon Jack.
Yodel’s former chief executive, Jonathan Smith, has returned to the logistics scene with a new role heading up recently launched parcel firm locker InPost.