Sameday delivery specialists CitySprint is recruiting 500 more couriers across the UK to take its fleet off vans, cars and bikes to over 4,000 as Covid-19 means a continuing increase in the number of people shopping online and delivery volumes reach record levels. Mark Footman, chief operating officer at CitySprint, said: “With just over seven weeks to go until Christmas, businesses across sectors of all sizes are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. This year, with more people […]
Analysts have said the planned sale of DHL Express’s same-day domestic business will create another major player in the market to compete with CitySprint, and is unlikely to affect DHL’s profitability.
“Help us to help you” was the message when the RHA delivered a petition to Downing Street last week (18 June) calling on the prime minister and chancellor to sign off on a £150m HGV driver training fund in next month’s emergency budget.
Too many operators are trying to shave the hourly rate they pay for agency drivers rather than using technology such as telematics to improve the performance of temporary staff, according to fast-growing driver agency Milestone. Milestone director Adam Thompson says: “Too many operators look to save 20p on the hourly rate and don’t care about the driver’s performance. Instead we are using technology to reward our drivers for good behaviour, including green band driving, avoiding accident damage and complying with […]