A courier firm that works with retailer Amazon has settled four cases with its drivers and the GMB over an employment status dispute. Representing drivers at UK Express, union the GMB argued that they were employees rather than self-employed and should therefore be given the benefits that come with employment, including annual leave and minimum wage. The GMB initially brought the action against UK Express last April. Evidence that the drivers were employed, the union said, included the fact they […]
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has won a home delivery contract with leisure retailer Skate Hut.
Employment levels in transport and storage will be down by 15% by the end of the year and won’t fully recover until mid-2026, according to projections by Driver Require.
B2C parcel giant DPD says it is enhancing its green credentials by providing carbon neutral shipping from its five major European markets at no extra cost to the customer. The initiative, badged Total Zero, will see the company build on measures to reduce its carbon footprint as well as buy carbon credits to offset remaining CO2 from its 2.5m daily parcel movements. From July, business and consumer shipments to all destinations around the world from France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium […]