Hermes is piloting a service in London involving ‘pedestrian couriers’ unloading parcels from Ford vans, which it said reduces vehicle emissions for final mile deliveries. Vans with full loads drive into the city and park up in safe locations, before a team of couriers unload parcels onto trollies and deliver them to nearby addresses. The vans then return to the depot to collect the next load. Hermes said the initiative, developed in collaboration with Ford, helped reduce the number of […]
Tuffnells relationship with TIP continues to blossom, with the rental and leasing firm supplying a batch of new trailers as well as handling a major de-fleet programme for the parcels firm.
Yodel is grafting hard to ensure gifts for Father’s Day arrive on time this year, with research suggesting the rise in online purchases remains higher than ever.
Operators should not underestimate the effect the Paralympics will have on deliveries over the next 10 days. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at the Freight Transport Association, says: “We are treating the Paralympics as seriously as the Olympics and will be providing our members with the same level of support.” Despite running for a shorter period than the Olympics and using fewer venues, the Paralympics are expected to draw in a record number of visitors. Hugh Basham, transport […]