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IoC news

Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

TfL LoCITY met this week, clean air at the heart of it

A group of operators sharing best practice with top level briefings from TfL.

The spring March meeting rich in operators from van to truck.

Connectivity always a challenge, the first meeting back at real table will be July 7th at Palestra House.

DPD has welcomed Britain's first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot, launched in Oxford, saying it will bring long term benefits to the city, it's residents and the wider environment.

DPD was present at the launch with local driver Mohammed Bilal Khan, and his zero-emission MAXUS e DELIVER 9 electric van, one of over 40 EVs based at the firm's Bicester eco-depot, which serves the city.

In total, DPD now has over 1,700 EVs on the road in the UK.

A clear first step on a stairway of funded education for Express.

Minister signs off funding band for Sortation.

Hold the front page - DFE, IFA report, end of week - hot off the press, for Apprentice Week.

The Minister has formally signed off on the £4000 band for the brand-new Express Sortation, 12-month apprenticeship.

DPD customers will be able to add a what3words address to their details in the DPD app.

Drivers will know the precise 3-metre square indicated by the customer - that may be an entrance, doorstep or side passage.

New partnership hopes to improve the delivery experience for both drivers and parcel customers.


IOC fellow, Sue Bancroft, HR Director at Tuffnells is set to sign the first candidate.

In the photo, Bill Foreman, Depot Manager at Slough has put forward Atique Khan, ‘Tee’ to be the first ever candidate to start the brand-new Express logistics sortation course.


 Following a successful trial, Whistl are pleased to announce they will offer their Whistl Parcels and Parcelhub customers Yodel’s new Xpect Mini and Medium 2-hour delivery window services.

DPD log every hundred thousand deliveries a driver makes, awarding a star each time.

This week we see a five star candidate at half a million deliveries logged - Chris 'Tommo' Thompson.

From Harry Potter wands to owl boxes: Yodel geared up for busy Valentine’s Day and reveals most unusual gifts

Final Mile first peak for 2022 as express sector delivers to the door for Valentines Day.

As risk of cost of living crisis begins to bite, Brits still planned to indulge on Valentine’s Day.

Call for transport leaders to help 'super-charge' skills and build diverse future workforce.

Consultation launched to better understand the skills needed to boost diversity, plug the skills gap and promote careers in the transport sector.

Dr Tracey Worth, CEO IOC launched the Year of Diversity Transport / Logistics / Freight (2019) which saw success in the promotion of inclusivity, diversity and improvement of skills leading to employment within the transport industry, and in particular the Express Delivery, Last Mile sector.

HM Government has again put out a call to boost diversity, skills and careers in the transport sector.