Van and truck fleets are having to rethink last-mile delivery strategies as cities shift their priorities
Analysts expect online sales to overtake spending in physical stores for the first time this year as the country prepares for a Covid Christmas.
Three years in service could increase to six or seven
A pilot test of the Volta Zero fully electric truck with DPD will start at the beginning of next year in London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ).
DPD has hit its electric vehicle (EV) target five months early, with 10% of its UK van fleet fully electric, some 700 electric vehicles.
Delivery firm wants 6,000 new staff, including 3,500 drivers in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.
What3words has proved its ability to improve efficiency for couriers in a trial conducted with Mercedes-Benz and DPD.
DPD has ordered 300 of Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, more than tripling the courier’s current total EV tally to 450 by May.
But concerns remain about how the sector will cope if EU drivers not welcome post-Brexit.
DPD add ten electric assist cargo bikes to its delivery fleet.
There are many powertrain options to consider as van and truck fleets bid to clear the air
Rolec EV has confirmed it has been appointed by DPD to design and provide a smart electric vehicle charging network across over 60 of its sites nationwide.
DPD wants to expand its fleet of Fuso eCanters, following a successful start to its trial.
New Freight and Servicing Action plan wants to reduce the number of lorries and vans entering central London during the morning peak by 10% by 2026.
With a range of 186 miles on a single charge, the Ez-Pro is intended to keep going all day
DPD has opened the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in central London, and announced plans for a further seven all-electric sites in the capital.
Mercedes-Benz Vans UK’s managing director Steve Bridge has spent the day working alongside a DPD driver in a Sprinter van to assess its reliability.