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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.

Another big year count for the last days of the Christmas jumpers - the APC network presented 19 staff from its Cannock depot with awards for their long service and dedication to the company.

The employees – who encompass a variety of roles – have a combined total of 240 years at the 25 year-old company, with awards being presented for 10, 15 or 20 years’ service.

DfT, Secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps,

Whether you’re making deliveries, commuting to work or travelling on a family getaway, we want that journey to be as green and environmentally friendly as possible.

New funding will help encourage innovative technology using today’s waste to power tomorrow’s green transport revolution, helping us reach a cleaner and greener future.

Date for the next TfL LoCITY, clean air van group is Feb 11th, all van operators welcome.

Express Couriers dressed for Christmas

Express sector delivers a bumper Peak under the 2019 Christmas Tree.

IOC chairman Carl Lomas with chief executive Tracey Worth wish the express final mile, last mile sector a Merry Christmas,

They have compiled their favourite Christmas jumper team photos - from APC to CitySprint, Dash elves to Clipper Christmas and more; take a look in the gallery below.

Peak 2019 has seen figures up 15% and more, well done the sector for a successful peak delivery season!


New Environment Bill in Queen’s speech - Manchester calls for government clarity on Clean Air funding...

Following the announcement of a new Environment Bill in the Queen’s speech, Greater Manchester authorities today made renewed calls on government to commit funding to the region’s ambitious Clean Air Plan proposals.

While the speech set out that the bill would increase local powers to address air pollution, nine months after Greater Manchester submitted its Clean Air Plan outline business case to government, leaders are still waiting for clarification on two key issues.


Final Mile Festive Dates for express courier

Opening Times for Christmas look set to be customer-focused.

Politicians looking to be in the office for Christmas; we expect DfT to announce junior transport ministers Monday.

High Street retail gearing up for Dec 26th Boxing Day sales. IOC asked a selection of fellows for their views on Christmas opening times with the mid-week Christmas and New Year dates.

Not just a day, but a month - Pinch, punch first of the month.

December 1st is Sortation Sunday - December 2nd is Cyber Monday

Toothbrush to TV, Nov 1st to a Black Friday six days later than last and most all of it needs delivering final mile for Cyber Monday, as Excitable Edgar singes the adverts of the partners' Christmas ads for John Lewis to Christmas.

Black Friday next week as Whistl identifies pitfalls and opportunities for online retailers launching subscription services

Whistl has undertaken research with a representative sample of 1000 UK consumers to establish the key points online retailers should consider when launching subscription services.

Melanie Darvall, Director Marketing & Communications, Whistl, said:

Our extensive research shows that it is important for online retailers currently or potentially offering subscription services to understand this complex market of delivering products through the post. There is not a one size fits all approach to this segment of the market. Understanding the dynamics affecting subscriber purchase behaviour is crucial to the ongoing sustainability of using this channel to build market share.

Fifteen hundred quid for electric two-wheel scooters brand new.

Micromobility - IOC at the NEC Birmingham for everything two wheel at the Motorcycle Live bike show.

Electric everywhere, from traditional brands to newcomers on the block, lightweight scooters starting at fifteen hundred quid points to the answer to final mile city density delivery issues.

The new term on the block is PLVs - Powered Light vehicles.  'L zero' L category are the solution to last mile delivery.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a Friday look at final mile this week with a visit to DPD UK in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

The PM met IOC fellow, DPD boss, Dwain McDonald and discussed DPD plans for an all-electric fleet of vehicles, new infrastructure investment and job creation.


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