London retailers appear to have crewed-up to ensure delivery continuity during the Olympic and Paralympic period. Most of the major retailers and brewery groups are running night-time deliveries too during London 2012 in a bid to mitigate Olympic Route Network (ORN) restrictions. Pallet networks, including Pallet-Track and Palletline, have made sure their haulier members have contingency plans in place too, with additional vehicles and manpower in place to address any pinch points. TRG Logistics, which supplies agency drivers, provides a […]
Cambridge-based Welch’s Transport has won a three year extension to its contract with Paperchase. The firm, which began working for the stationery, cards and gift-wrap manufacturer in 2007, makes collections from the Paperchase’s Thrapston, Northamptonshire DC and delivers to around 120 outlets. Welch’s sales and marketing manager Mike Bentham said the contract win demonstrated the firm’s “consistently high-quality service delivery”, adding that this had “helped beat off a number of eager rivals” for the new business. The contract involves deliveries […]
UPS has added 10 new dual-fuel Mercedes-Benz Axors to its dedicated London 2012 fleet, the first of their kind in the logistic giant’s global 2,500-strong alternative fuel fleet. The long-wheelbase Axors feature a 4×2 drivetrain with a 360hp six-cylinder diesel engine, which has been modified by the Handstaff Group to enable them to run on a dual-fuel blend of biomethane and diesel. Modifications include the fitting of additional injectors to allow the injection of biomethane. UPS says the new Axors […]
A fresh, young leadership team and a commitment to promoting from within are starting to pay dividends at family haulage firm CS Ellis.