SMMT says that van sector has been responding to growing demand as businesses have scaled up online delivery operations through the pandemic.
Yodel is recruiting 2,950 new employees across the country as it prepares for what is expected to be the busiest festive period in recent history.
The appreciation of Britain’s delivery drivers and couriers has surged during lockdown, according to research commissioned by McCarron Coates.
Delivery firm wants 6,000 new staff, including 3,500 drivers in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.
The FTA wants extended delivery times to be maintained as non-essential retail outlets open from Monday and road space is redistributed by councils.
As authorities bid to encourage cycling and walking, freight has been ‘completely overlooked’.
A £2 billion plan to promote cycling and walking fails to recognise how commercial fleets will keep towns and cities stocked, says the FTA.
Speedy Freight has expanded its transport service in York.
Deliveroo and electric moped rental company Elmovo are offering food delivery riders in London the ability to rent an electric moped by the hour.
A last-mile delivery concept using self-driving, electric pods called Ez-Pro has been unveiled by Renault at the Hannover Motor Show in Germany.
Delivery drivers travelling between December 17-22, the busiest home delivery week of the year, with average distance travelled up by 20%.