Royal Mail is significantly boosting the number of electric vehicles it operates across its UK fleet, with the addition of 3,000 low emission vans. The company said it was also introducing charging points at all the delivery offices set to receive the vehicles, with the roll-out concentrating on ultra-low emission zones and green cities. The parcel and mail carrier said the vehicles are designed to help its staff deliver letters and parcels in a secure and environmentally-friendly way. Load capacities […]
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
Turnover and pre-tax profit at Royal Mail Group continued to climb last year, despite increased competition in the parcels sector and declining letter volumes.
Final mile postal workers could boycott mail handled by private sector firms in the new year, after a consultative ballot of Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members at the Royal Mail. The union said that it had concerns that competition in the market for final mile postal deliveries, from the likes of TNT Post, was “undermining the sustainability of the universal service”. It is calling for postal regulator Ofcom to: Protect the universal service and end cherry-picking of delivery services. Maintain […]