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 […]
Aberdeen transport and logistics provider ARR Craib has taken delivery of 15 new Iveco Stralis 6x2s and 45 SDC triaxle curtainsided and platform skeletal trailers in a long-term rental deal with Ryder.
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]
In November, City Link’s parent Rentokil revealed the express parcels firm had recorded a loss for the first nine months of the year of £24m, albeit £1m less than that posted in the same period of 2011 on revenue up £7m to £225m. Nevertheless Rentokil chief executive Alan Brown reaffirmed his faith in the management team City Link MD Dave Smith has assembled – largely from former colleagues from Royal Mail – and the latest three year recovery plan that […]