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Logistics specialist DNA said volumes had increased by 25% due to increased domestic transport and fewer European drivers to take work on.

As a result, the Gatwick-based business and Palletforce member has employed an additional 10 staff to handle growing consumer demand.

It said local producers and manufacturers had ramped up volumes during the first six months of 2021 resulting in an increase of a quarter in its delivery work.

DNA MD Tony Bunn (pictured) said: “There’s a big emphasis on customer service and delivering added value.

“Luckily, as a family-run business, DNA has been built on quality and we have a strong reputation in the south-east for delivering a premium and dependable service.”

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Bunn added that sourcing additional drivers has not been a problem either: “The driver market is fragile, but we are fortunate to have a great team of drivers who we treat well,” he explained.

“We gave them a rate increase in October 2020 and will continue to be competitive.

“Our strategic purchase of Lancing Driver Training in 2019 is now paying dividends with the training programme progressing well in upskilling drivers to move into new classes of vehicles, increasing their benefits as well as advancing career opportunities.”

DNA has also seen network volumes increasing, due to e-commerce and residential deliveries: “Network volumes for our express Palletforce service and our same-day courier service have also risen, and we’ve invested in additional capacity to maintain the best possible service,” Bunn added.