Hermes has added 300 Cartwright trailers to its trunking fleet to keep pace with growing parcel volume. The 13.6m Fastback trailers were bought as part of the parcel firm’s plan to increase capacity to accommodate the rise in volumes. A spokeswoman told MotorTransport.co.uk that volumes have jumped to 163 million parcels per year in the last 12 months, up from the 140 million it processed in the previous year. The trailers will be used for trunking between its network of […]
An HMRC investigation into Hermes’ use of self-employed couriers could have implications for the entire parcels sector, according to an industry expert.
With volumes and demand on the up, 2012 has been a year of change for parcel carriers. But adjusting to the increase in demand in a competitive market has been easier for some than it has for others. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the biggest stories in the parcel market during the past 12 months. UPS agrees TNT takeover bid Parcel giant UPS’ planned acquisition of TNT Express was one of the most talked about stories in the parcels […]
Egg supplier Noble Foods has taken delivery of 29 new 13.6m temperature-controlled trailers from manufacturer Gray & Adams. Noble Food’s Eggs For Soldiers brand supports army charity Help for Heroes by making a 15p donation for every box of eggs sold.