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CORONAVIRUS - Express courier - FINAL MILE – A peak we never planned for.

Coronavirus Final Mile – pinch point to delivery

Express sector has been at the heart of sustaining stay-at-home self-isolation delivery for the UK - from food to prescriptions, computers for home-working parcels of every shape and size helping stay at home and now helping Britain return to work.

IOC asks the public to help complete the final mile food delivery, mark your door, ‘I am at home, please knock and leave goods outside



Carl Lomas IOC Chairman

Covid, a period of finest hour for final mile delivery, 200% volumes on the BtoC networks supporting stay at home, self-isolation. A peak never planned, our sector tested beyond any peak we have seen. Cyber Monday every day of the week, the longest peak on record. IOC campaign asking the public to mark their doors and help keep our drivers safe at the doorstep; delivery without contact.


Tracey Worth, IOC CEO

Mapping the express courier, trunk and none trunk networks. The IOC worked to link resource to need across the sector – Final mile, food, medical, prescription, work-at-home goods, parcels of every shape and size to help stay at home isolation.

Express courier supporting the client chain has proven resilience to deliver; from national networks to regional and local owner-operator couriers. The sector will be recognised at the National Courier Awards on Oct 20th.


Click read more below and take a look at the IOC final mile code of practice - launched by the IOC for Easter Weekend; a new code reinforcing the existing IOC best-practice code of values.

Bumper IOC Sunday emails have provided the sector with weekly COVID-19 updates, from Cabinet Office through DfT, DVSA and DWP as well as fellows' Zoom meetings and newsflash updates.

Sector expert on employment status and furlough, Alan Lewis of Constantine Law has briefed fellows every step of the way.


DPD hook up with Volta for full-EV large commercial delivery

New appointment for IoC Hon Fellow Mike Brown MVO

HSE COVID-secure webinar for transport & logistics

First-ever TfL virtual freight policy advisory group meeting

DPD smashes EV target with over 700 electric vehicles

Ocado driver goes the extra mile for an 80th birthday connection

Hermes creates 10,500 new jobs across UK

HSE DVSA Driver CPC module

Long-service livery on new DPD Mercedes Actros fleet expansion

Brexit for logistics – no new information!

DX Trading Update for year to June 2020

Delivery charge – to be or not to be?

DfT - rental eScooter trials to be allowed from this weekend

Steve Marjoram named new Managing Director of Parcelhub

DfT announce 1-year suspension of HGV levy from 01 Aug 2020

LEVC VN5 Electric Van - DPD teams up with iconic brand for testing ahead of van launch

Kangoo small e-van under £20k after the plug-in grant

Central London traffic, congestion and Streetscape for the week ahead

DfT Position statement on last mile logistics

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