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 […]
14) Moya Greene Title: Chief executive officer, Royal Mail The Motor Transport Top 100 employ more than 331,690 people across the country. However, Royal Mail’s 143,000 employees account for 43.1% of that total. Or in other words, no one in road transport is responsible for more jobs in this industry than Greene.
Royal Mail has called the threat of strike action by members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) “harmful”, ahead of the union’s meeting this week to decide whether a ballot should be held.
Industry associations remain divided over the support the logistics sector requires during the COVID-19 crisis, with the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) demanding a fuel duty derogation and the FTA preferring the Treasury concentrate on alleviating fixed costs.