Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs. If approved, Royal Mail plans to increase prices for contract parcels and mail customers to account for the rising cost of fuel from 1 April. A spokesman for Royal Mail Group said: “Fuel surcharging is standard practice in the parcels delivery market. Royal Mail does not currently apply a surcharge to the […]
Amazon has begun offering Sunday deliveries through its Amazon Logistics arm, following a successful trial before Christmas.
Fakenham, Norfolk haulier Jack Richards & Son has reported a 56% rise in pre-tax profit, and £2.3m rise in turnover, for the year ending 31 May 2012. The firm said the increase was down to a number of factors, including a slight hardening in rates, successful efforts to improve fuel consumption, a fortuitously-timed Christmas break and a number of new contracts that helped cut empty running. Turnover at the vehicle operator rose almost 9% during the year, from £25.6m to […]