Light goods vehicle traffic continues to rise faster than other vehicle traffic, provisional new statistics from the DfT have shown. Lights good vehicle traffic jumped 5.8% in 2014 to reach 45.1 billion vehicle-miles compared with an overall increase across all vehicle types of 2.1%. HGV traffic rose 2.2% last year to 16 billion vehicle-miles.
Nothing, it seems, can quench the UK’s thirst for diesel, with demand for the road fuel rising once again in the third quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Tantalising scraps of information have emerged recently from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in response to The Hub’s enquiries about the case of a bag of post found dumped in a river in North London early last year.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has welcomed recent moves by courier firm Hermes to slash emissions via the use of a fleet of 44 electric vans.
It’s hardly the most surprising news story of the year, we admit, but online retail organisation IMRG has predicted this year will see a record number of parcels carried by the UK’s online logistics industry, with the busiest ever Christmas.
The Hub’s congratulations go to DHL Supply Chain, which has marked the first anniversary of its Gatwick Logistics Consolidation Centre by winning the airport’s 2014 Supplier Value Award.
Mystery surrounds the strange case of a bag of post found dumped in a river earlier this year, after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) confirmed it had dropped its enquiry into the matter while the police told The Hub it had no record of the incident.
Is there no stopping the monolith that is Norbert Dentressangle? It doesn’t appear so, after the logistics giant posted first quarter revenues of €1.07bn (circa £890m) this week – up a hefty 13.6% on Q1 2013.
Evidence of the kind of treatment vehicle operators can expect when delivering to some major retailers has been emerging since Motor Transport ran its story about the penalty charges that can follow early or late deliveries to a number of B&Q and Screwfix DCs.
A significant proportion of SME managers who are put in charge of fleets of up to 50 vehicles in addition to other roles struggle to cope, according to new research