The GMB union has praised Hermes for pledging £1m to support self-employed workers if they need to self-isolate as a result of the coronavirus. Hermes confirmed it will help find someone to deliver on a courier’s behalf and guarantee that their rounds will be kept open for them for when they return. GMB said the “ground-breaking” announcement was the latest win in its battle to protect workers and the British public from COVID-19. Read more Coronavirus: “We feel a huge […]
Hermes UK has added 54 Euro-6 Dafs from hire firm Ryder to its fleet, as well as renewing a three-year tyre-management contract with Michelin Solutions.
Hermes is investing £25m in a new Warrington hub, almost tripling capacity in the area to support volume growth.
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 […]