DPD is to launch an “extensive” consultation of its employment and working condition arrangements across its network of drivers and depots. The carrier came under fire earlier this week after The Guardian reported it had fined a diabetic driver for missing his round when he had been attending a medical appointment, who later died of the disease. DPD said it had, incorrectly, issued the fine to Don Lane, who had worked at the business for 19 years, but that it […]
DPD is urging retailers to talk to their delivery companies about the potential disruption threatened by the Olympics later this month. The parcels giant is concerned that many retailers are still underestimating the extent of the upheaval the Games could create during peak times. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “We are estimating the maximum period for potential disruption to deliveries to certain postcodes to be up to 50 days between mid July and mid September. “Sites like Westfield shopping […]
DPD’s Predict delivery service has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.