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On Monday the official opening of the new 15,000 square foot DPD distribution centre in Co. Cavan in the Republic of Ireland took place.

Designated 'County Cavan, depot 45', It is expected to facilitate 1 million deliveries in the area this year.


Measures to boost safety on All Lane Running (Smart) motorways accelerated

Every new All Lane Running (ALR) motorway will open with radar technology in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly.

- Transport Secretary confirms radar technology will be in place before any new stretch of ‘All Lane Running’ motorway is opened

- This pledge comes as Highways England publishes report detailing progress made to boost safety, while setting out ways in which improvements will be sped up

- Figures for the period 2015 to 2019 show fatal casualties are less likely on ‘All Lane Running’ motorways than conventional ones


DfT say most vans carry equipment, tools and materials.

A business-owned van is typically less than three years old.

Van mileage up over 100% to 55.5 billion miles

Van mileage as a proportion of all vehicles up to 16%


A bumper packed virtual round table Tuesday 30th March 2021.

Full house – screen wide - sector-wide: national, regional and local.


Don’t throw it away – Throw it our way

DPD and ASOS launch initiative to collect pre-loved clothing and deliver it to charities free of charge



Yodel Chief Commercial Officer, Sam Holden, speaks on the importance of being a partner and not just a supplier.

This spring, CitySprint will be opening a brand-new Sheffield service centre.

The new location at 6b Aspen Court, Rotherham, will offer customers a variety of delivery options and van sizes in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.


Tanya James, who works in customer service at Yodel’s Llanelli service centre, for easter 2021 is celebrating 30 years of service with the independent parcel carrier.