This summer it won’t be business as usual for the road transport industry. The world’s biggest sporting event is hitting UK shores on 27 July and bringing with it a host of traffic restrictions and road closures that will result in changes to delivery patterns and the way you normally operate. If you don’t think the Olympics are going to affect you or your customers, think again. Even if you don’t have any customers based on the Olympic Route Network […]
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 […]
Parcelforce Worldwide has launched a new delivery notification service which it hopes will improve convenience for business customers and consumers.
CitySprint experienced a 41% rise in same day retail deliveries in June, but saw a 15% drop in orders during the Olympic games. The same day distribution company reported that orders were up 10% on figures for April and May, during a month of unseasonably wet weather that saw shoppers avoiding the high street. Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint chief executive, said: “Whilst delivery volumes fluctuate throughout the year, June was a particularly strong month for us, and I suspect that this […]