Defining groups of logistics Service Providers LSPs for final mile, last mile express courier to door.

Institute of Couriers (IoC) has drafted a map of the UK Logistics Service provider (LSP) resource groups for final mile, last mile delivery to door.

The map outlines clarity of those networks able to trunk internally, (in the upper triangle) and those networks who outsource their trunking (in the lower triangle). Company names listed are as example and do not provide a definitive list.

During the 2020 Covid-19 crisis the Institute of Couriers facilitated communications to match owner-operators to national players. A demonstration of the IOC reach is shown in the diagram below.

Final Mile, last mile, express courier resources in the UK




The groups of Logistics Service providers in final mile


· Royal Mail – Parcel Force

· Nationals with trunking:

DPD, FedEx TNT, Hermes, Tuffnells, Whistl.

· Nationals without own internal trunks

CitySprint, Diamond Logistics

· Network Groups – Paper media networks – Smith News, Inter-trading platforms NCDA

· Independent Owner-operators

regional and local such as GLH London, Top Flight Watford, The Courier Company Cambridge.

· Others

RLC - BFPO – Govt post

· Food final mile home delivery

Ocado, Waitrose

· Retail logistics


· In-house network logistics groups

· Independent Drivers – Courier exchange driver platforms

Such as CX

·Lifestyle couriers