UPS said it was working hard to mitigate an increase in ‘cash on delivery’ (CoD) transactions taking place when goods are delivered, after concerns were raised about drivers’ safety. Incidences of CoD have risen since the beginning of the year, due to the UK having left the European Union and deliveries subsequently attracting duties and levies, which couriers are collecting. The Unite union said CoD was a major health and safety issue during the Covid-19 pandemic, due to drivers not […]
An “extremely dangerous and selfish” HGV driver was so drunk behind the wheel, it took 16 hours in custody before he was in a fit state to be questioned, according to police.
UK Mail Group has made a “satisfactory” start to its financial year, with revenue up by 13% compared with the same period last year, or by 10% if excluding Royal Mail price hikes implemented on 2 April. First-quarter results, for the period 1 April to 10 July, show mixed fortunes across the group’s four divisions – parcels, mail, courier and pallets – with tight cost control remaining a key focus across the board. The parcels business showed good growth in […]
Transport workers are among those on a new government list of people deemed “critical to the COVID-19 response” and whose children will therefore be prioritised for educational provision in schools.