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’s smartphone-friendly website has smashed the one million unique user milestone, with more than 2.5 million parcels tracked via the online service in its first six months of operation. Since its launch in November 2011, which the parcels giant says was an industry-first, more than 55,000 deliveries have also been rearranged via the QR (quick response) codes printed on DPD calling cards. Customers scan the code and are directed instantly to the specific web page allowing redelivery. Dwain McDonald, DPD […]
Parcel carrier DPD has revealed plans to invest £3.7m in four new depots in Smethwick; Sheffield; Snetterton, Norfolk and Billingham, Teesside as part of its £175m strategy to handle increased volumes.
DPD hopes to build a £100m parcel hub in the East Midlands, increasing its overall capacity by 65%.