DPD has broadcast construction footage of its new £150m hub in Hinckley, Leicestershire, which it said will be the largest domestic parcel hub in Europe when operational in 2022. Aerial footage shared on a video today (19 June) shows the footprint of the 276,454sq ft main hub building and the infrastructure work that is taking place on the rest of the 39-acre site. The location will be DPD’s fifth hub in the UK and is near to junction 1 of […]
Ripon-based Potter Group Logistics has bought York logistics firm and Palletline member House of James for an undisclosed sum. The deal, struck yesterday (16 May) boosts Potter’s turnover by 50% to £22m, adding 100,000ft² of warehousing space, 35 vehicles and 55 trailers to the fleet. Motortransport.co.uk understands that Simon Gill, MD of House of James, will remain at the combined business for at least three years in the role of commercial director. Matthew Lamb, MD of Potter’s, says: “We have […]
The Labour Party has told Motortransport.co.uk it cannot comment on how its plans to change the rail franchising system might affect rail freight services, if it were to come to power after the general election in May.
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.