DHL has launched a smartphone app for drivers and subcontractors which sends real time data and PoD information back to base. DHL claims the SmartPOD app is compatible with most transport management systems and allows drivers to send information about their deliveries back to base, including vehicle location and departure and arrival times. Grain supplier Openfield, which subcontracts around 100,000 loads per year, is one of the first operators to start using the app. The firm claims it has cut […]
DHL Express is to increase its prices to UK clients by an average of 4.9% next year as it looks to offset rising costs. The company said that the rate rise – which will hit customers throughout the world was due to external costs that are out of its direct control and cannot be compensated through productivity improvements or economies of scale. DHL cites research by AT Kearney from November 2011 which states that volumes for the European courier, express, […]
Warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, are being balloted for industrial action by the GMB union after rejecting a 2.5% pay offer.