Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes has launched a new trial with German firm Neohelden to explore the use of an in-vehicle voice assistant to streamline delivery services.
The latest from the commercial fleet industry, including LondonEnergy commissioning Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units and Hermes taking delivery of seven Iveco Stralis NP trucks.
During the Covid-19 lockdown and since restrictions have begun to be lifted, the ability to de-fleet without incurring penalties has been crucial, say UK businesses.
Delivery hours for supermarkets and other food retailers have been extended by the Government as the Coronavirus continues to spread.
The GMB Union has welcomed a £1 million pledge by Hermes to support self-employed workers.
But concerns remain about how the sector will cope if EU drivers not welcome post-Brexit.
Hermes to hold seminar at Fleet Live next week.
A failure to deliver safe, secure rest areas and address shortcomings in the apprenticeship levy are damaging efforts to tackle the driver shortage, truck associations have warned.
Hermes self-employed couriers are now able to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a deal between the delivery company and GMB union.
Hermes has placed the largest initial order of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in the UK, this year.
Hermes has re-liveried its fleet of vehicles for the first time since 2010, with a new strapline “The Parcel People’.
Aura Graphics has completed a total UK rebrand of Hermes's 164 rigid trucks and 328 trailers.
New ideas and fresh thinking are top priorities at delivery giant Hermes as it tackles the challenges of adapting to a low-carbon future where access to cities could be limited, John Maslen reports.
Quiet suburban footpaths form testing ground following success of food deliveries.
Delivery firm Hermes “categorically refutes” allegations made by the GMB that it is cutting corners in the interests of profit .