DPD DPD’s morning delivery operation had become a victim of the company’s own success. With volumes rising 10% a year, by 2018, DPD’s 65 depots were stretched to their limits with deliveries increasingly delayed. Something had to change. DPD’s solution was to use handpicked staff, including experienced DPD drivers, to develop a new route optimisation system. Using Quantum, DPD’s 7,000 drivers now hit the road 45 minutes earlier than before and are routed more efficiently to delivery addresses. Improvements include […]
Hermes Hermes UK delivers over 400 million parcels a year and has experienced double-digit growth for the past seven years. The company has invested over £100m in the UK since 2016 on projects such as its £30m Rugby super-hub. It is also planning to build an automated parcel distribution centre in Barnsley, due for completion in 2022. The £60m development will be the largest of its kind in Europe and create around 1,300 jobs. Hermes is now looking at advances […]
Bedfords Group has been placed into administration and has ceased trading.
Action was needed to address an increase in collision rates at Fowler Welch and improve the fleet’s fuel consumption. In response, the company turned its focus towards its people, its fleet and its technology. This led to an investment in both the size and scope of its driver development team; its replacement programme and procurement strategy; and an upgrade of its telematics. It chose to concentrate on three aspects of its business: environmental social responsibility; staying safe on the roads; […]