Last-mile deliveries

Evri sees “record volumes” this year after 2022 profit plunge

October 30, 2023 Carol Millett

Hermes Parcelnet, which trades as Evri, saw pre-tax profit slashed by over 50% last year as low customer confidence, high inflation, the cost of living crisis, the Ukraine War and a post-pandemic fall in online demand, all took their toll. However the company revealed this week that it is seeing better times this year, with […]

Last-mile deliveries

Amazon launches AI-powered technology to inspect delivery vehicles

October 24, 2023 Carol Millett

Amazon has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI)–based technology that can spot even the smallest anomalies in delivery vans—from tyre deformities and undercarriage wear to bent or warped body pieces—before they become on-road problems. The retail giant is launching the new Automated Vehicle Inspection (AVI) in partnership with tech start-up UVeye in the the UK, […]

Last-mile deliveries

ArrowXL inks strategic partnership deal with Scurri

September 18, 2023 Carol Millett

Two-person delivery specialist ArrowXL and delivery management platform Scurri have forged a strategic partnership which will allow retailers on the Scurri platform to deliver bulky and larger size online orders across the country. ArrowXL makes over two million deliveries on average each year, providing delivery coverage to 98% of the UK population, six days a […]

Last-mile deliveries

Post Office partners with DPD to launch new online parcel service 

September 1, 2023 Carol Millett

The Post Office has joined forces with parcel delivery company DPD to launch a new online parcel service with a dedicated sales website.  The new service sees DPD strengthen its relationship with the Post Office following the launch of a click and collect service in 2021 that enables customers to pick up their DPD parcels […]

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Evri partners with Zoomo to expand electric bike delivery service

August 17, 2023 Chris Tindall

Evri has rolled out the use of e-cargo bikes by staff to its Wimbledon depot, following their deployment in Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester. The parcel firm has partnered with electric fleet company Zoomo to operate 15 ‘telematically enabled’ electric delivery bikes in the South London district. The move follows Evri’s recent commitment to triple its […]

Last-mile deliveries

DX Group opens new depot in Deeside

July 11, 2023 Carol Millett

Delivery firm DX has opened a new depot in Deeside, Clywd, just days after taking on 15 sites previously operated by Tuffnells Parcels Express, after the rival company called in the administrators. The Deeside site is the first depot the group has launched in its new financial year and joins another nine depots which were […]

Last-mile deliveries

DX invests another £3m in EVs to support IKEA partnership

June 28, 2023 Carol Millett

Parcel delivery company DX Group has invested another £3m to boost its fleet of electric vans for exclusive use in its delivery and logistics partnership with IKEA. The funding, which will see 53 new electric vans added to the fleet, is the group’s second major round of funding in electric vehicles for its IKEA contract. […]


CitySprint is on the hunt for 300 couriers

June 20, 2023 Carol Millett

Same day distribution company CitySprint has launched a major recriutment drive for 300 couriers from across the UK. The recruitment drive is focusing primarily on those applicants with small and large vans, as well as zero emission vehicles in larger areas. CitySprint is also looking to employ drivers for their electric vehicles, as company continues […]