DPD has ordered an extra 100 Mercedes Benz Actros tractor units to help manage the continuing e-commerce boom. These will add to the 50 units it has already ordered this year. All vehicles will be 4×2 variants with Active Drive Assist technology. The company said the public’s increasing reliance on internet shopping had resulted in soaring demand for a seven-day-a-week, nationwide next-day delivery service. This trend shows no sign of slowing, it said, with established online retail customers experiencing a […]
Sovereign Transport has won a contract to become the sole haulier for online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing.
Pallet network TPN has signed Central Logistics Solutions (CLS) to cover Leicester postcodes.
DPD is urging retailers to talk to their delivery companies about the potential disruption threatened by the Olympics later this month. The parcels giant is concerned that many retailers are still underestimating the extent of the upheaval the Games could create during peak times. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “We are estimating the maximum period for potential disruption to deliveries to certain postcodes to be up to 50 days between mid July and mid September. “Sites like Westfield shopping […]