Latest News 24 Feb 2023
Courier company Absolutely bought by DPD UK
DPD UK has completed the acquisition of last-mile delivery company Absolutely for an undisclosed sum.
Latest News 24 Oct 2022
CitySprint buys Dorset’s Astral Couriers
CitySprint has acquired Astral Couriers, its second acquisition this year, after recently buying EcoSpeed, a Manchester-based same day courier company.
Latest News 20 Sep 2022
Climate Group launches EV100+ to phase out most polluting vehicles
A new zero emission road transport leadership commitment, EV100+, has been launched by the Climate Group.
Van News 7 Sep 2022
Commercial fleets to share electrification progress at Fleet & Mobility Live
Commercial vehicle fleets will share their progress on switching to EV as part of two special seminar sessions at Fleet & Mobility Live on October 11 and 12.
Latest News 15 Jul 2022
DPD confirms net-zero commitment
DPD UK has welcomed plans by its parent company for net-zero targets and confirmed that the UK operation is on track to achieve these targets.
Latest News 12 Jul 2022
DPD hails electric van fleet after completing Great British EV Rally
DPD has hailed its electric van fleet after two of its vehicles completed the 1,400-mile Great British EV Rally.
Latest News 5 Jul 2022
DPD to launch autonomous delivery robots
DPD is to start autonomous robot deliveries in two Milton Keynes neighbourhoods, as part of a trial with Cartken.
Latest News 7 Jun 2022
CitySprint acquires Manchester-based courier business EcoSpeed
CitySprint - part of DPDgroup - has announced its acquisition of EcoSpeed, the Manchester-based same day courier company.
Latest News 26 May 2022
Commercial Fleet: This week’s need to know news
The top five stories featured this week include the latest on DPD's EV strategy, two firms fined after driver injured and Maxus reveals electric pick-up truck.
Latest News 26 May 2022
DPD provides all-electric delivery service to 10 towns and cities
Delivery firm DPD is now providing an all-electric delivery service to 10 UK towns and cities and is aiming for 30 all-electric locations by the end of 2023.
Van News 4 May 2022
DPD expands EV fleet with 1,000 Ford E-Transits
DPD is expanding its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) to more than 2,500, with the purchase of 1,000 Ford E-Transits.
Latest News 23 Feb 2022
DPD adopts What3Words to help improve driver experience
DPD has announced a partnership with What3Words to enable deliveries to precise locations specified by customers.
Latest News 13 Jan 2022
DPD finalises CitySprint acquisition
DPD has completed the acquisition of CitySprint, enabling it to offer same day delivery services.
Latest News 17 Dec 2021
Updated: DPD acquisition of CitySprint given green light by CMA
Same-day delivery company CitySprint has been bought by DPD UK, subject to regulatory clearance, for an undisclosed sum.
Truck News 10 Nov 2021
Updated: New HGVs will have to be zero-emission by 2040
The Government says it will phase out new, non-zero emission HGVs weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold to be zero emission by 2040.
Van News 20 Oct 2021
DPD fleet data collection pilot launched to help drive safety
DPD is taking part in a fleet data collection pilot programme with Wayve to help mitigate risk.
Van News 9 Jun 2021
Maxus to supply 750 electric vans to DPD UK
DPD UK will double its fleet of electric vehicles after ordering 750 fully electric commercial vehicles from Maxus.
Best Practices 17 Mar 2021
Changing urban demands and last-mile deliveries
Van and truck fleets are having to rethink last-mile delivery strategies as cities shift their priorities
Van News 25 Nov 2020
Online boom fuels van registrations and record-breaking used prices
Analysts expect online sales to overtake spending in physical stores for the first time this year as the country prepares for a Covid Christmas.
Electric and alternative fuel vans 7 Sep 2020
Versatile VN5 could double fleet operating cycles
Three years in service could increase to six or seven