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 is to increase its nationwide capacity by opening 15 new or upgraded depots by the end of next year, including three that will be double the size of its regular sites.
DPD chief executive Dwain McDonald has been dismissed from his job with “immediate effect” after an “internal investigation”, according to an internal email to staff.
DPD plans to offer consumers more delivery options to reduce the number of failed delivery attempts, following an upgrade to its Predict service. The service was launched in 2012 and notifies consumers of a one-hour slot when they can expect their parcel to be delivered. The upgrade will notify recipients the evening before delivery and allow them to choose one of five delivery options. These include changing the delivery day, deliver to neighbour, deliver to safe place, collect from nearest […]