Courier rates and surcharges are likely to rise as people move increasingly towards working from home arrangements, according to ParcelHero. It said the high failure rates of home deliveries make them much more expensive than office deliveries and pile on delivery costs to parcel firms. Research recently carried out by ParcelHero showed that only 20% of professionals want to work full time from their office post-Covid and employers such as Unilever have already announced their staff will never return to […]
The European Commission’s decision to prevent UPS from acquiring TNT Express “risks reducing competition, not increasing it”, an analyst at Transport Intelligence said. UPS has now pulled out of its multi-billion Euro plans to take over TNT Express, which the logistics analyst believes highlights the scale of the challenges the US parcel carrier faced in regard to meeting the regulatory requirements. Transport Intelligence head of consultancy Joel Ray said: “Their decision making process looks flawed, caused by a fundamental lack of […]
A delivery driver sustained serious injuries at a warehouse and storage firm when he was run over by a forklift truck.
Online food orders soared 99.2% in October and web sales grew 60.1% year on year, sparking warnings that operators will need to review their planning ahead of the Christmas peak.