My interview with DPD chief executive Dwain McDonald coincides neatly with yet another milestone in the parcel carrier’s rapid growth over recent months. “This week we had our eight millionth person download our app in the UK,” he tells me excitedly. “I’ve got more people than Tinder!” He has good reason to be as infectiously enthusiastic as he comes across. Aside from concerns over the impending “car crash” of Brexit, which he fears could cost the company £100m, it’s fair […]
Turnover at county Durham car transporter Beamish Transport plummeted by 20% in 2018 “arguably because of Brexit uncertainty”, according to its administrator.
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
New vans running on petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030 as the government forges ahead with its “extremely aggressive” phase out of conventional combustion engines.