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By Chris Dawson January 10, 2021 - 1:01 pm

Courier roles top list of open vacancies in UK jobs market

A new report by Quadrotech has analysed the UK job market to reveal the most in-demand jobs of 2020 to find that courier roles top the list with over 188,000 vacancies a month in a trend which looks set to continue throughout 2021. By analysing UK

UK Carrier Consortium delivers COVID-19 tests but opens Pandora’s Box

Some of the biggest rivals in the UK parcel industry have pooled their resources and expertise, in a new UK Carrier Consortium, to manage the nationwide collection and delivery of Covid-19 home testing kits into testing laboratories. The test collection programme feeds into a study coordinated

New online hub provides couriers with service station updates

A new online hub has been created for Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK. Drivers can now benefit from a new system that is helping keep logistics flowing whilst ensuring couriers needs are met on the road. The online hub was created after Thales

2020 Hermes price increase comes into effect 2nd May

Hermes have announced that the annual 2020 Hermes price increase which was due to be implemented on Saturday the 28th of March will now come into effect. The increase was deferred until Saturday the 2nd of May to support their consumer senders, micro-businesses and market-place

Fruugo Courier Network Status Dashboard

To help retailers navigate through these unprecedented times and continue to trade, international online marketplace Fruugo has developed a new Courier Network Status Dashboard – tracking the status of couriers across the globe – and summarised the variety of schemes launched by European governments that

Hermes delay annual price rise during Coronavirus crisis

There was an annual price rise due for Hermes this Saturday, the 28th of March but due to the unprecedented situation the country finds itself in Hermes have pledged to hold their 2019 prices until May at the earliest. As previously planned, Hermes are still introducing

Introducing Yodel International with DG International partnership

Up until now, Yodel has been a domestic UK delivery service but now, with a partnership with DG International, they have launched Yodel International, a streamlined global outbound service for UK retailers. DG International is a Specialist freight forwarder. Launched in 2009, DG International is one

Hermes announces Last Festive Posting Dates for Christmas 2019

Hermes have announced the recommended last festive posting dates to ensure presents are delivered in time for Christmas 2019. They are: Thursday 19th December If you would like a Hermes courier to collect your parcel. Saturday 21st December (noon) If you are able to drop your presents

Shipping with Amazon set to disrupt the UK post and courier industry

With the launch of Shipping with Amazon, Amazon are set to disrupt the UK courier industry in ways never before seen. Shipping with Amazon effectively sets Amazon up as a normal courier - they'll collect parcels from online retailers (regardless of whether the sale took place

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