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 […]
Palletways has appointed a former TNT UK manager to head up its Oxford operation, as activity at its new Abingdon site gets underway.
The European Commission (EC) believes “substantial remedies are needed” before the proposed takeover of TNT Express by UPS can be cleared. In a merger review speech made on Friday (2 November), Joaquín Almunia, EC vice-president responsible for competition, said that “serious competition concerns would arise” if it went ahead without revisions. Last month the EC revealed that approval would only come if the resulting company would be challenged enough by other parcel firms. TNT Express and UPS have since received […]
Yodel delivered over 14 million parcels during the Christmas peak after investing heavily in planning and boosting capacity. The company added that between 1 December and 24 December only a small number of parcels weren’t delivered, in the main where it was unable to gain access to the address or the addressee was unavailable to sign for the delivery. Yodel began investing in peak planning in the spring, including increasing its capacity by opening temporary service centres and 15 contingency […]