Online retailer Amazon has claimed that the number of Sunday deliveries in its network has quadrupled in the past 12 months. The retailer’s own logistics network began making deliveries seven days a week in January 2014, following a successful trial in London during the previous peak period. Amazon did not disclose how many deliveries were made over last year’s peak, or how many were delivered on a Sunday, but claimed Sunday 21 December was the busiest of 2014 for deliveries […]
London’s 109-mile Olympic Route Network (ORN) will commence operation on 25 July, two days ahead of the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The ORN will ensure athletes, officials and dignitaries make it to events on time, and features 30 miles of exclusive Games Lanes to facilitate this. London transport commissioner Peter Hendy, who believes the Olympics are a huge opportunity for road transport, says: “The ORN, which is part of the host city contract for the Games, will be […]
The GMB has launched a legal case against Birmingham-based logistics company UK Express Delivery as part of its campaign against the gig economy.
Two-man delivery firm Panther has invested £250,000 in technology, allowing it to provide customers with a three hour delivery window. It has developed a mobile app in its aim to stay ahead of its competitors, allowing Panther to track the location of its drivers, send them the details of their daily deliveries and allow customers to sign for their goods. The firm can also text or email a customer the night before the delivery to provide them with a three […]