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Daniel Symonds

Assistant Editor
Daniel Symonds
daniel.symonds@ukimediaevents.com
Dan joined Postal and Parcel Technology International in 2014 having spent the early years of his career in the recruitment industry. As assistant editor, he now produces daily content for the website and supports the editors with the publication of each exciting new issue. When he’s not reporting on the latest logistics news, Dan can be found apprehensively planning his next DIY project for his new home.


Chris Anderson

Acting Deputy Editor
Chris Anderson
chris.anderson@ukimediaevents.com
Chris brings a wealth of editorial experience to Postal and Parcel Technology International, having worked for a number of consumer and business magazines, in-house and on a freelance basis. He’ll be writing features for us, news and web exclusives. When he’s not tied to his keyboard, Chris can be found trying to get to grips with fatherhood, having welcomed his first child in August 2016.


Tara Craig

Associate Editor
Tara Craig
tara.craig@ukimediaevents.com
Tara has been a journalist for a decade and has covered everything from brewing to air cargo. She currently writes features, news and web exclusives for Passenger Terminal World, Postal and Parcel Technology International and Meteorological Technology International, in addition to editing and commissioning when time allows it. Outside work, she enjoys Pilates, volunteering and grappling, largely unsuccessfully, with the Spanish language.


Ben Sampson

Associate Editor
Ben Sampson
ben.sampson@ukimediaevents.com
Ben has worked all of his career as a journalist and editor in technology and industry magazines, covering lots of different sectors, including airports, aviation and logistics. Latterly editor of a leading engineering magazine, he brings an eye for a great story and lots of experience to the team. When he’s not editing, he’s either driving around the M25 or letting his kids drive him round the bend.


Kirstie Pickering

Assistant Editor
Kirstie Pickering
kirstie.pickering@ukimediaevents.com
Kirstie joined the team in early 2017 and brings writing, communications and client experience with her. Now an assistant editor, she produces content for magazines Passenger Terminal World and Postal and Parcel Technology International and their websites. Away from the office, you will find her struggling along the pavements of Surrey as she trains for the Great South Run, blogging on her lifestyle website or searching the internet for photos of sausage dogs.


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Video Exclusives


UPS tests residential drone delivery from vehicle roof

UPS has successfully tested a home delivery drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car while the driver continues separate deliveries.

The drone autonomously delivered a package to a home, returning to the vehicle upon successful completion. The test was conducted in Lithia, Florida, with the help of Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer Workhorse Group.

27 February, 2017


DPD releases virtual reality video of a parcel's journey through its network

International parcel delivery provider DPDgroup has produced a 360º virtual reality video that enables the viewer to experience the journey made by a parcel in first person, from collection to delivery. To experience the fully immersive experience on a smartphone, users can download the DPD VR Experience application at Android or Apple stores.

10 January, 2017

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