Central and local government should offer greater support to efforts to meet people’s growing demands for fast deliveries while also reducing congestion and carbon emissions, according to the National Infrastructure Commission, which has published an interim report on the issue.
The Court of Appeal has upheld an Employment Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers” entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay.
FedEx has cut its profit forecast for the year, blaming weakness in its European markets. And it has set out a cost reduction plan to mitigate the impact, including capacity reductions in its international network.
Ease and cost of delivery are the primary deciding factor when ordering clothing online for almost half of British consumers, according to research by OnePoll.com.
Yodel has unveiled a semi-automated sortation system, named Merlin, for “uglies” – large, out of gauge and delicate parcels.