Hovis is committed to continually reducing the carbon emissions of its road fleet, which comprises around 400 vehicles and 250 trailers. In 2015, Hovis set out its carbon-reduction strategy for achieving its goals, with four key pillars underpinning the plans: cut operating miles; improve MPG; reduce or remove the need to burn diesel fuel; and driver performance and data. Initiatives included the introduction of new 7.2-tonne ‘Convenience’ Iveco Dailies for urban deliveries, which have replaced some of its 7.5 and […]
DPD DPD’s morning delivery operation had become a victim of the company’s own success. With volumes rising 10% a year, by 2018, DPD’s 65 depots were stretched to their limits with deliveries increasingly delayed. Something had to change. DPD’s solution was to use handpicked staff, including experienced DPD drivers, to develop a new route optimisation system. Using Quantum, DPD’s 7,000 drivers now hit the road 45 minutes earlier than before and are routed more efficiently to delivery addresses. Improvements include […]
The Motor Transport Awards 2012 are now open for entries – and for 2012 we have introduced a couple of new categories to keep the blue riband awards even in the road transport sector fresh and up to date. […]
Four businesses go head-to-head in the shortlist for the Business Excellence Award, sponsored by Hireco, at the Motor Transport Awards this year: Europa Worldwide Group, Miniclipper Logistics, Palletforce and TPN – The Pallet Network. The Motor Transport Awards 2018 take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 4 July.