Last-mile operations and home deliveries are to be the focus at the next TfL LoCITY roadshow, taking place on 20 November. Operators are invited to come along and hear directly from their peers about their trials in the latest low and zero-emission commercial vehicle technology. Parcel firm Hermes, headline partner for the event, will share its experience in trialling both electric and gas-powered fleet vehicles. Hermes will be joined by speakers from Sky, Royal Mail, Lawsons and Zedify, which are […]
Hermes has won a five-year contract extension with plus-size women’s clothing firm JD Williams, for handling UK and cross-border home deliveries. The extended deal, which will run until 2017, will see the parcels firm handling more than 15 million items per year for JD Williams’ 32 brands. Goods will be collected from DCs in Shaw, Greater Manchester and Hadfield, Derbyshire, in a fleet of 15 trailers before being transported to Hermes’ northern hub in Warrington for sorting and onward delivery […]
About 2,000 jobs are set to go at Royal Mail after it admitted it had been too slow to adapt to a huge growth in parcels.