DPD hopes to build a £100m parcel hub in the East Midlands, increasing its overall capacity by 65%. The firm is currently in the process of obtaining planning permission to develop the purpose-built 330,000 ft² hub in Hinckley, Leicestershire, which it hopes will be fully operational in 2015. The development forms part of a £175m investment in its hubs and depots, unveiled in November, and will be capable of processing 70,000 parcels an hour. Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “We […]
TNT Express has added two 15.65m longer semi-trailers to one of its trunking routes and plans to introduce more into its operation.
Menzies Distribution is looking increasingly towards the parcels market as it looks to diversify the business to offset falling revenues from its core newspaper distribution business.
Parcel carrier APC Overnight has revealed that all of its LGV drivers have completed the Driver CPC. Its drivers have all completed the compulsory 35 hours of training two years ahead of the September 2014 deadline. Transport manager Surjit Ram said: “Road safety is imperative in any logistics firm, particularly one the size of APC, so to have our drivers qualified to the highest standard in their field gives us added confidence that every aspect of our service is top […]