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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Lloyd Dunn, CEO at DX, ‘Two million pound turnaround, the sleeping giant is awake.’

Ronald Series, Chairman ‘DX fully operational throughout COVID

DX (Group) plc reports a return to full-year profitability for first time in four years in its full-year report issued Thursday Sept 17th.

 

55.5 billion vehicle miles in 2019

4.1 million licensed vans in 2019

Major diversification of types of van on the UK market

 

Latest sign of confidence - Two new sites, Oxford & Westbury

DX has announced the opening of two new depots, in Westbury and Oxford, as part of the ongoing expansion of its depot network. Both depots will serve DX’s Freight division, which specialises in the B2B and B2C delivery of items of irregular dimensions and weight (“IDW”).

Thousands of Deliveroo customers will be able to access Waitrose food in as little as 30 minutes as part of a new trial to give customers a taste of what the future of convenience shopping could look like for Waitrose.

The move underlines the supermarket’s ambition to use new partnerships alongside its own channels to make it more convenient for customers to buy Waitrose products

 

Did you know that the first postal use of tricycles began in Coventry in 1880?

The post loads were getting far too heavy for the posties to carry on two-wheeled bikes, so a basket carrier tricycle like this one was introduced.

After the history lesson comes some bang up-to-date market sampling data on the trends in online as we emerge from the first wave of COVID-19.

Volta Trucks and DPD bring full-electric large commercial vehicle parcel deliveries to London's Ultra Low Emission Zone

DPD is to commence trials of the Volta Zero, the world's first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne delivery vehicle, in Q1-2021.

The Volta Zero will be tested by DPD within London's Ultra Low Emission Zone in Q1-2021, supporting their micro-depot strategy.

 

IOC hon fellow, Mike Brown MVO, former Commissioner for Transport for London, joins Mott MacDonald’s shareholders’ committee

Mott MacDonald has appointed Mike Brown MVO as an independent member of its shareholders’ committee.

As part of the 20-strong committee comprised of senior Mott MacDonald employee shareholders, Mike will provide support, oversight and challenge to the executive board. With extensive experience of infrastructure industry leadership, he will also advise on strategies and key issues, endorsing significant decisions and actions.

Guiding through the challenges of this Covid world for Express Delivery.

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TfL virtual freight advisory group chaired by Alex Williams

Today London is at about 90% of pre-lockdown traffic levels.

IOC were on the laptop for the first-ever TfL virtual freight advisory group meeting for London; it was graphs and data - e-retail is up, to-the-door delivery is securing supplies to London homes.

 

Express final mile cleaner than ever

10% of DPD fleet is electric.

Express final mile is getting greener by the day. This week DPD announces a million parcels a month now delivered by their electric EVs. Over 10% of DPD's UK van fleet is now electric.

IOC fellow, Dwain McDonald, DPD's CEO commented, "Despite everything that is going on, we've been really focused on getting EVs on the road and delivering for us this year. Yes, you need to be trialing new technology and looking at future concepts, but you have to start making a difference now, and that's what we are doing."