The chief executive of Hermes UK has admitted the company had not been as compassionate as it expected itself to be with its self-employed couriers, as a government minister called on HMRC to investigate the carrier’s zero-hours contracts. An investigation by the Guardian in July accused Hermes of paying its self-employed couriers below the minimum wage, and suggested working conditions were stressful to the point that employees were too afraid to call in sick. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk in the wake […]
Hermes Group, parent company of UK parcel carrier Hermes Parcelnet, has seen “significant growth” in turnover for the twelfth year running, which it attributed to the rapidly growing e-commerce sector.
This year, 3PLs have won millions in new and renewed business from retailers, manufacturers and service providers in the UK and beyond; some more business than others. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look at 2013’s top contract wins.
Courier franchise network Diamond Logistics opened four new depots last month as it continues with ambitions to operate over 30 sites by the end of 2015.