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Chocolate and flowers, add a broad spectrum of gifts for final mile

Final mile food perfection – Using the whole licence weight to minimise vans on the road

BD Auto van maximum use of weight to licence fit at 4.25t

Valentine's Peak One 2020 delivered with storm resilience in a final mile success for the sector.

‘The journey has been simply phenomenal’

‘Founding sustainable clean air logistics in London.’

Sam Clarke, expert electric vehicle guru, IOC chair of electric vehicle group and founder of Gnewt is set for a Spring move.

‘One last mile. I can now announce officially, that earlier this year I tendered my resignation from Gnewt and shall be leaving in the Spring.’

· DPD and MAN agree deal for the UK's first 100 eTGE electric vans;

· DPD will have the largest 3.5t electric van fleet in the UK;

· Deal follows 300 Nissan electric vans announced in January.


One hundred and twenty thousand vans in the room at the IOC Heads of Industry Round Table Feb 4th

Sir John Hayes CBE, MP opened the IOC heads of Industry.

Univ West London launched the Express manager degree, paid for by levy

TfL talked owner van driver final mile for van scrappage

DfT briefing – Employment tribunals, courier says No.

City of London, cargo cycles and clean air

DVSA, driver CPC future of vans


BEIS have issued a new Business Readiness Bulletin which contains the latest information about the 11-month transition period which began on Feb 01 2020.


Clean air comes to express final mile.

The largest single UK commercial EV van order to date;

CEO hails ‘landmark day' in the transition to more sustainable transport models;

First batch of new Nissan e-NV200 vans heading to DPD depots this week;

All 300 vehicles to be on the road by May 2020;

DPD on target to have over 500 EVs by the end of the year.

Van scrappage doubled - double payments for Van scrappage scheme

Express final mile owner-drivers get seven grand scrappage.

Go electric and get nine and a half thousand.

It's not just micro business anymore – fleets up to fifty vans become eligible.

The London Mayor announced this week he will double payments for his van scrappage scheme to £7,000.

As the big Red Royal Mail machine turns green this is a great step to help the owner driver get Euro six clean.

Ann Marie Knegt, ‘Welcome to the fifth Future Fleet conference!’

Hosted at the Guildhall by the City of London Corporation. A trade show of stands inside and vehicle showcase outside including the latest large van Renault.

World themes with North American and Canadian speakers alongside Dundee, Scotland talking big electric taxi fleets.

The lecture seminar exchanged best practice from global cities. Operators from across the UK and all over the World. FORS, Vision Zero, CLOCS and Direct Vision at top of UK Best practice to rest of the World.

Speakers on Future Fleet best practice, road safety, vehicle tracking, telematics, alternative fuel vehicles.

Operators large and small, the City of London Future Fleet has become a must-do annual diary for logistics.

DfT - Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolution

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps,

We want to make electric vehicles the new norm, and ensuring drivers have convenient places to charge is key to that. By doubling funding again for chargepoints on streets where people live and opening up data we are helping drivers easily locate and use affordable, reliable chargepoints whether at home or on the road.

· funding for chargepoints on residential streets doubled again to ensure postcode plays no part in how easy it is to use an electric vehicle.

· real-time information could also be made available, helping cut waiting times by showing which chargepoints are currently being used.

· in future open data on public chargepoints would allow for information to be added to sat navs and travel apps

Money Saving Expert's customer satisfaction survey has voted DPD as its winner for the seventh year running.

Almost 9,500 people took part in the poll on Martin Lewis' site to find the best (and worst) parcel delivery firms.

Conducted just after the Christmas and January Sales peak, the poll asked people to rate the performance of all the major UK delivery firms, based on their own experiences with each company over the past year.

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