The jury is still out on the success of the privatisation of the Royal Mail, said parcel services broker Fastlane International, after a leak of the Labour Manifesto for the 2017 general election called for it to return to public ownership. The leaked manifesto said: “The Conservative government’s privatisation of Royal Mail was a historic mistake, selling off another national asset on the cheap. “Labour will reverse this privatisation at the earliest opportunity, because it is a profitable company that […]
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 […]
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.
Better educate drivers on how to use smart motorways and enforce penalties more strictly, says logistics industry
The haulage industry is calling on the government to make smart motorways safer by educating drivers on how to use them and ensuring that those drivers that fail to observe the rules are fined rather than warned.