Operators have welcomed the relaunch of Truckpol, the road freight crime intelligence unit that closed after its funding was cut in 2012. Relaunched last week by the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit public/private partnership, Truckpol will work with freight and logistics companies and local constabularies to collate data on truck crime. Mike Marshall, security director at Yodel, said that by syndicating data, the industry could protect itself better and help police investigate organised crime groups operating across many […]
TNT Express has confirmed that the European Commission has temporarily suspended a merger bid with rival postal company UPS. Despite the delay, which will allow the EU regulator to compile more information, TNT Express say that they “would still anticipate a closing in the fourth quarter.” A spokesman for TNT Express tells MT.co.uk: “We have been notified of what is expected to be a temporary delay in the European Commission’s review process. Suspensions are not uncommon, it’s the result of […]
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
TNT Express has taken delivery of 69 Iveco Eurocargos for its multi-drop urban distribution fleet, and will be benchmarking their performance against competitor brands.