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.
A £2 billion plan to promote cycling and walking fails to recognise how commercial fleets will keep towns and cities stocked, says the FTA.
Delivery hours for supermarkets and other food retailers have been extended by the Government as the Coronavirus continues to spread.
Speedy Freight expands with its sixth new branch in the last four months
Menzies Distribution improves its newstrade hub.
Speedy Freight continues its expansion.
Over 40 Citroen Relay vans ordered by CEF.
UPS has applied for certification to begin drone deliveries in America.
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 firms are increasingly switching to automated route planning and delivery management software packages, to improve customer service.
Delivery drivers travelling between December 17-22, the busiest home delivery week of the year, with average distance travelled up by 20%.
Unite, the UK’s largest union, has won a long–running campaign for the right of delivery drivers to use an employers’ toilets while conducting deliveries.
Quiet suburban footpaths form testing ground following success of food deliveries.
Just 4% of vans on UK roads are delivering packages to shoppers and businesses, research by the RAC Foundation suggests.
Delivery fleets need to ensure that safety standards are being upheld as seasonal demand grows, says Arval.
Panther Warehousing has invested £3 million in a new fleet to cater for increased business.