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 […]
Parcel carrier Yodel and online flower company Nova Blooms are delivering 1,000 food boxes a day following a successful trial period.
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]