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Royal Mail to trial Arrival electric delivery vehicles

Royal Mail has announced that it will trial nine electric commercial vehicles in partnership with UK-based automotive technology developer Arrival, formerly Charge Auto. The trials will take place at Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant depot in central London where it will use 3.5-, 6- and 7.5-ton trucks to transport packages between distribution centers. more...



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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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