Two-man delivery outfit Arrow XL has launched a new premium service for customers. Arrow XL Platinum will give customers the option of having their goods installed in their home as part of the delivery service, including white goods, electronics, or furniture assembly. Adam Jones, business development director for the new service, said: “Today’s purchaser of high end products has significant disposable income and while they may be cash rich, they are often time poor. “As well as a premium product, […]
Operators have welcomed the relaunch of Truckpol, the road freight crime intelligence unit that closed after its funding was cut in 2012.
Arrow XL has said it will be two years before it can reopen the hub that was destroyed by a fire earlier this year.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]