Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time. It has applied a 2.5% fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels services to bring it more in line with competitors, which it said is “considerably lower” than other carriers’ charges. A Royal Mail spokesman told MT: “The price of fuel is a major element of […]
Price increases and a rise in parcel volumes have contributed to Royal Mail Group’s continuing rise in annual profit and turnover, the firm said today.
John Lewis has announced it plans to introduce a £2 surcharge on click and collect deliveries under the value of £30, having said it can’t afford to continue to offer the service for free.
A new law requiring truck manufacturers to measure and publish the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries has been given the green light by MEPs.