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Dept for Transport - 8 Changes to The Highway Code:

A new hierarchy of road users – leaving 1.5m space around cyclists

Rules for all types of road users have been updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses.


James Hardbattle - 59 Years at Royal Mail.

Jim is a postman in Hull at the Malmo Road Delivery Office.

DPD UK, part of DPDgroup, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network, announced Wed 12th January that it has completed the acquisition of CitySprint, the UK’s premier same day delivery company, following the recent approval of the transaction by the Competition and Markets Authority.

This completion makes CitySprint now part of DPDgroup and means that DPD UK’s customers will now be able to access CitySprint’s same day and specialist delivery services in the UK, while CitySprint will be able to offer its customers access to DPD UK’s domestic next day and international expertise.

CitySprint’s unique national same day delivery network can reach over 88% of mainland UK within 60 minutes (source: Crimson & Co.).

Government responds to Transport Committee report.

Government pausing the rollout of new all lane running smart motorway schemes until 5 years of safety data is available.


New Year electric start for the first Maxus e DELIVER 3 electric van to join the Absolutely London Sameday fleet.

It will enable loads up to 945kg with a range of up to 213 miles, bringing added flexibility to the parcel fleet.


 New apprenticeship delivers career route to front line express

Funded 12-month programme paid for by levy.

Sortation apprenticeship ST0753 – £4,000 funding band.

Starts possible in January. IOC textbook, IFA training plan.


Get the snap and get it emailed in for the IOC gallery

Express sector rises to the occasion.

First snaps in and the final mile has set the bar high, So far we are loving Top Speed Santa and tinsel on the dog.


Van crime is on the rise.

Print the IOC poster - get it on the wall in front of your drivers.

Download the IOC-NBCC Best-practice Van Security poster
and keep your drivers safe.


 TFL freight forums have a reputation for being busy and informative, December was no exception.

Alex Williams opened with a frank explanation of money at TfL. E-retail, online numbers were showcased, as growing food delivery was shown to have doubled.

DVS regs on more glass and more vision generated the most questions.


Three halls of everything two wheels at the NEC Birmingham.

Covid wristband, doors open and everything two wheels before your eyes.

Lots of electric ready for delivery duty.