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CollectPlus doubles parcel volumes in six months

CollectPlus, a joint venture between parcels giant Yodel and retail payment provider Paypoint, has reported a doubling of parcels volumes in the last six months to more than four million packages a year. Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus, says: “The last six months have been impressively strong for CollectPlus. “As we move into 2012, our […]

Royal Mail sees surge in parcel deliveries thanks to e-commerce boom

Royal Mail has seen a surge in the amount of packets and parcels it delivers as e-commerce has taken off, according to its boss. Speaking at the Marketforce/IEA Future of UK Postal Services conference this week, Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene, said: “The white envelopes are going down, [but] thankfully e-retailing has taken off, so […]

Police lorry unit hailed as ’impressive’ for work on Halton roads

A LAW enforcement boss has praised the work of a unit that monitors lorries. Cheshire Police Authority chairwoman Margaret Ollerenshaw was speaking after a visit to the force’s two-man commercial vehicle unit (CVU). PCs Adam Morall and Dave Clegg pull in lorries and check how many hours drivers have travelled since taking a break. They […]

Palletforce will help keep Britain moving this winter

Farralls Transport, founder member of Palletforce, has signed a deal potentially worth £10million to be the sole UK pallet network provider for Dandy’s Rock Salt.co.uk. The two-year deal between the Chester-based firm, a founder member of Palletforce – the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, and Dandy’s has been reached with a view to extending the […]

New rules on diabetes for CV drivers

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed changes in the law, which will now enable people with insulin-treated diabetes to apply for vocational licences to drive buses or lorries. Under new rules which came into force on 15 November drivers who would normally be prevented from obtaining or driving a vocational licensed vehicle will now have […]

ACS&T pumps £1m into fleet

ACS&T has invested £1m in its fleet, with the purchase of seven new Renault Premiums and seven DAF tractor units. The temperature-controlled logistics haulier says the extra vehicles form part of the company’s long-term investment programme, following new business wins and extended contract renewals. Malcolm Johnstone, MD at Grimsby-based ACS&T, says: “In recent months, we […]