Hermes trials ‘pedestrian courier’ service to cut carbon emissions


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 […]