It is an unrealistic consumer expectation, not poor performance from parcel carriers, that has led to a report suggesting a third of peak-time parcels are delivered at the wrong time, according to a market expert. The report by Which?, published today, says that of 2,000 consumers surveyed, only a third received their parcels when they expected them. But Frank Proud, director at market analyst Apex Insight, told MT that “it simply isn’t the case that large proportions of deliveries are […]
Hermes has invested in 100 new vehicles as part of a fleet replacement programme, which will also assist it with additional parcel volumes. The parcels firm has made a multi-million pound investment in 86 vans, a mix of 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne and 18-tonne vehicles, which will be used for radial depot work. It has also added 14 tractor units to its trunking operation, collecting from customers and distributing to its hub and depot network. All the new vehicles have automatic gearboxes […]
Potter Logistics’ planning agent has written once again to Selby District Council to restate the firm’s objections to a planned residential development at Olympia Park in North Yorkshire, following the release of an updated noise report on the site.
Same day courier service CitySprint has taken on former Royal Mail regional manager Craig Eddy as director of operations.