DPD has reported record parcel volumes in the week running up to Black Friday and through the Cyber Weekend – up 13% on last year. The company also had a record number of delivery vans on the road over the period (29 November – 1 December) having recruited a significant number of new permanent drivers during the year in preparation for Cyber Weekend. It also revealed that its growing fleet of electric vehicles had made a “significant contribution”. Read more […]
DPD has significantly scaled up its plans for operating electric vehicles (EV) by boosting its fleet numbers to 500 by the end of next year.
London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is now less than two months away, going live on 8 April.
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 […]