XPO Logistics’ UK distribution operation has introduced an electronic signature capture system (pictured) that will be used to provide shippers with immediate online access to delivery confirmation. XPO Logistics, which sprang into operation in Europe after the US firm took over Norbert Dentressangle in a deal announced in April, said the new proof-of-delivery (PoD) solution would allow customers to authorise invoices within minutes of a delivery being made. It should also support “near-zero” invoice discrepancies. Around 550 drivers across the […]
Turkey farmer and supplier Bernard Matthews has renewed its storage and distribution contract with XPO Logistics for a further three years.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Pallet networks have enjoyed a business boom thanks to the UK’s marathon hot spell, according to the boss of Pallet-Track.