The Labour Party has pledged its support for out-of-hours deliveries, claiming smarter management of the UK road network is one of its transport priorities. Speaking at a recent All-Party Parliamentary Group for Freight Transport session, shadow freight transport minister Richard Burden MP said: “The Olympic Games showed that through effective co-operation, cities can change freight patterns to achieve significant benefits: minimising congestion; improving reliability; enabling business to avoid disruption; improving safety for vulnerable road users and air quality.” However, Burden […]
Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has renewed a deal with Norbert Dentressangle to manage delivery of aftermarket parts to a network of over 100 dealer depots. Robin Meczes
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]
TfL is studying the implications of a peak hours ban on LGVs in the capital, but remains unconvinced of its desirability.