CM Downton walked away with the big prize of the night – the Haulier of the Year trophy – in front of a sell-out audience of 1,500 at last night’s Motor Transport Awards (13 June). Delighted directors of the family firm Andrew, Richard and John Downton, collected the trophy from co-host Sean Lock. The Moreton Valance, Gloucestershire-based firm has achieved the remarkable feat of boosting turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008 – a performance […]
DPD hopes to build a £100m parcel hub in the East Midlands, increasing its overall capacity by 65%.
DPD’s smartphone-friendly website has smashed the one million unique user milestone, with more than 2.5 million parcels tracked via the online service in its first six months of operation. Since its launch in November 2011, which the parcels giant says was an industry-first, more than 55,000 deliveries have also been rearranged via the QR (quick response) codes printed on DPD calling cards. Customers scan the code and are directed instantly to the specific web page allowing redelivery. Dwain McDonald, DPD […]
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