A consortium of companies, including Yodel, Menzies Distribution and UPS Healthcare, are managing the collection and delivery of Covid-19 home testing kits into laboratories. Created by The Delivery Group in Warrington, The Carrier Consortium, which also includes DX and Diamond Transport, said it had “achieved the impossible” and was working to provide access to more than 10,000 vehicles, 200 facilities and a combined workforce in excess of 16,000 employees. Operating seven days a week, the consortium provides a controlled cool […]
TNT Express saw a 13% drop in EMEA operating profit in the third quarter, despite a 3,2% turnover rise, due to “challenging trading conditions in Europe”. The parcel firm, which last week received a statement of objections from the European Commission ahead of its acquisition by UPS, did not perform as well in its EMEA operations as it had during the same period in 2011, its Q3 trading results revealed. Reported operating profit margins fell from 6.4% in Q3 2011 […]
BOC and Calor Gas’ decision to quit the UK LNG market is a sign of market consolidation in the UK which will only benefit operators in the long term, according to Gasrec chief commercial officer James Westcott.
Have you met a professional driver who is not concerned about road safety? All of us who have driven a 16.5m or 18.75m long vehicle in city traffic are acutely aware of the additional hazards presented by pedestrians and cyclists around us, particularly in poor visibility. If the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) being introduced by Transport for London (TfL) on 1 March helps to remove some of the stress involved in city driving and reduces the number of people who […]