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BIS committee examines parcel firms’ evidence in competition inquiry

November 28, 2014 Ashleigh Wight

This week saw the first evidence session in the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry into competition in the post and parcel sector take place. The session mainly focused on the level of competition that Royal Mail is facing and what impact this might have on the universal service it is required to provide. The Hub decided to take a closer look at some of the evidence provided to the committee by some of the major players in the industry.

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TfL launches out-of-hours deliveries toolkit at Quiet Cities

November 27, 2014 Christopher Walton

New guidance for fleet operators considering out-of-hours deliveries was launched by TfL at Quiet Cities yesterday ‘Getting the timing right’ is a toolkit for all stakeholders involved in re-timing freight deliveries – including hauliers, local councils and businesses – and outlines the benefits and issues to consider when rescheduling deliveries, from finding suitable sites and staffing issues through to engaging with local residents. It is an industry-led guide that pulls together all the lessons learned and data gathered by the […]