DHL Express completed the sale of its same-day domestic business to Rico Logistics last week. The same-day and parts distribution company said the deal, its first acquisition, has seen its fleet grow to 1,400 vehicles across 35 sites nationwide when the two businesses began to operate together on 1 November. Rico’s director of sales and marketing, Martin Cheeseman, told MT.co.uk: “The investment by TVS has brought about some significant changes to Rico. These changes focus on growing the organisation, both […]
DHL Supply Chain will insure itself while running autonomous trucks in the Transport Research Laboratory’s (TRL) £8.1m trial of platooning trucks in the UK.
DHL Supply Chain has won a £14 million contract renewal with Travis Perkins Group, which will see it handle 160,000 deliveries per year. The three and a half year contract extension will see the firm manage national transport operations from the builders merchant’s Northampton DC, moving 20,000 loads annually. It will transport goods for the group’s retailers, including Wickes, Tile Giant, City Plumbing Supplies, City Heating Spares and Toolstation, to 1,000 branches nationwide. DHL has worked with Travis Perkins for […]
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.