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Yodel well prepared for Olympic challenge

April 2, 2012 Laura Hailstone

Yodel has announced its plans for ensuring deliveries are handled effectively throughout the busy Olympic Games period this summer. The parcel firm’s contingency plans include informing customers of those postcodes most likely to experience delays; the creation of a dedicated ‘Olympics Village HQ’ at Yodel’s Vauxhall depot in central London; as well as daily updates for clients about congestion, disruption and hotspots. Yodel has been liaising with Transport for London and Olympics officials for more than a year now, to […]

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News Extra: The long and short of it

April 2, 2012

When the government launched its longer semi-trailer trial in December last year the question posed by many of the 180 hauliers involved was: 14.6m or 15.65m? As part of its 10-year pilot scheme, the DfT has handed out 1,811 permits, approximately 900 of each size. However, the RHA tells MT that its members – who make up two-thirds of the operators in the trial – have expressed a preference to run the longest option. RHA policy director Jack Semple says: […]