DPD has promised to pay all its drivers the real living wage, after concluding its employment review and releasing more detail about its Driver Code. The real living wage is currently set at £8.75 across the UK and £10.20 in London for those 18 and older. This compares with the National Minimum Wage, which is £7.38 for those aged 21 and older. DPD said its new ‘worker’ contract, which includes pension, paid holiday and sick pay sets a benchmark for […]
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]
DPD has invested £10.2m in opening six new or expanded depots in response to growing parcel volumes.
DVSA has published the names of the first operators taking part in its flagship earned recognition pilot, with Wincanton, DPD and John Lewis among the 20-strong cohort.