DPD is to trial a specially adapted 2.5-tonne electric van as it pushes forwards with its ambition of having “the greenest fleet in the UK”. The courier firm has partnered with the London EV Company (LEVC) for road trials of its VN5 electric van. The vehicle will be available in the UK later this year and offers a fully electric powertrain with a pure EV range of 63 miles and a total flexible range of over 300 miles. DPD said […]
Potter Group Logistics has had its storage and distribution contract with Greencore Grocery extended by a further two years. The contract, worth approximately £3.2m, sees Potter group storing and moving ambient finished products for the manufacturer to customers in retail and foodservice sectors. Greencore Grocery has now retained Potter Group Logistics as its third party logistics partner for 12 years, storing its ingredients and packaging at Potter’s Selby DC. In 2009, this business was extended to include the storage and […]
The RHA has called on the government to review its clean air zone (CAZ) policy after another local authority said it was looking at alternative ways of improving air quality without charging drivers.
Potter Group Logistics has credited stringent cost control, which hasn’t come at the expense of good customer service, for a 27% jump in annual pre-tax profit. Matthew Lamb, MD of Potter Group Logistics, said: “As always our focus is on delivering first class customer service. “We have achieved this while applying rigours controls on overheads across all areas of the business.” As a result, pre-tax profit in the year ended April 2012 was £1.04m (2011: £817,000), with turnover 2.8% ahead […]