B&Q is working with Microlise to improve its home delivery service by using telematics to anticipate and combat problems. The DIY retailer has selected the telematics software for 185 home delivery vehicles, run by BRS, which will allow real time monitoring of loads out for delivery. If any problems arise, or the load is delayed, B&Q hopes it will be able to spot and prevent them before the customer becomes aware that something is amiss. B&Q store delivery network manager […]
Myhermes.co.uk has delivered its two millionth parcel just 10 months after reaching the one million mark in June last year. Following high levels of demand over the Christmas period, which saw volumes double during the busiest shopping week to more than 60,000 parcels per day, the company says the service is rapidly gaining business from online traders and niche retailers. John Tobbell, commercial director of myhermes.co.uk, says: “The growth of myhermes.co.uk is really gathering pace as more and more consumers […]
Minister for transport Andrew Jones will speak at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference in May, along with a host of key industry players.
More than 600 Comet staff at 12 UK locations have lost their jobs after the joint administrators axed most of its home delivery operation. The collapse of the high street retailer has so far resulted in almost 900 redundancies while Deloitte continues to search for a buyer for all or parts of the business. The 603 workers of the home delivery division are based at 12 hub locations across the country, including 66 at Skelmersdale, 62 at Coatbridge and 59 […]