DPD is to give its self-employed workers new rights including sick pay, annual leave and a pension as part of a new driver code, which comes after the death of a self-employed driver earlier this year. Self-employed driver Don Lane died in January after missing medical appointments to avoid a second £150 penalty from DPD, having previously been handed one in July 2017 after he took time off to attend a hospital appointment. As part of the new driver code, […]
DPD research has revealed that three-quarters (73%) of Brits have ditched their online shop at checkout stage due to restrictive or expensive delivery options. Around 40% of shoppers complained that they are not generally offered a free delivery option, despite the fact this is the preferred choice for three-quarters of consumers. However, a quarter (26%) of shoppers would opt for timed delivery slots above a free service. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “Online cart abandonment costs e-tailers millions of […]
DPD topped £1bn of turnover for the first time in 2016 and the Motor Transport Award multiple winner said it is aiming for £2bn of turnover by 2025.
Former DPD director Charlie Shiels has been appointed as the permanent CEO of ArrowXL, after his predecessor Ian Howell stepped down in September.