By 2018, DPD’s 65-strong depot network was stretched to its limits following rapid growth over the previous seven years. “With volumes up around 10% per year, we were facing a capacity challenge,” says DPD group marketing director Tim Jones. “We promise our customers a premium service for 52 weeks of the year, so it’s an important issue if service falls below their expectations. When we are successfully meeting service levels through a super-efficient operation, everyone wins – the customer who […]
The first UK trial of wireless charging technology for light commercial vans will launch in Edinburgh next spring.
CM Downton Downton’s apprenticeship programmes, covering driving, administration and mechanic roles, are a key strand of the company’s recruitment strategy. They’re particularly focused on apprentices benefiting from the support of more experienced colleagues to help develop their vocational skills. The company has designed a programme that delivers a return as well as creating opportunities for young and female drivers and those from more diverse backgrounds. After gaining their licence, apprentices partner up with an experienced mentor to learn skills on […]
A planning decision could be made before the end of this year over a contentious new residential development in Yorkshire involving construction of a primary school and numerous homes next to the operating sites of two big logistics firms.