Hope Construction Materials has rebranded six of its cement tankers to mark the advent period. The Noël trucks will be running up and down the country throughout December delivering cement, and the operator has invited people to send in pictures of the trucks to be in with a chance to receive a surprise Christmas gift [Motortransport.co.uk assumes not cement related]. Clive Roberts, national logistics manager at Hope, said: “It’s nice to see people’s reactions to the trucks whilst out and […]
APC Overnight saw record 30% increase in year-on-year volumes over the Christmas peak, the parcel network said. To keep up with demand, the network increased trunk levels by 35% compared to 2011’s peak figures and fleet numbers increased by 20% across its network of 115 depots. Chief executive Syed Ziaullah said it began holding regional meetings in September to plan for the peak and sent out delivery predictions to each depot to help them plan for the volume uplift. Staffing […]
Peak parcel volumes at Royal Mail Group were up 4% year-on-year, with the post and parcel giant handling 120 million in December alone.
City Link appointed administrators on Christmas Eve, temporarily suspending all operations over Christmas, citing continued “substantial losses over several years” and admitted it would be unable to accept new parcels due to the further losses it would incur.