Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

DX invests in fleet to boost security and green credentials

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21 March 2016 – DX, a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator in the UK and Ireland, has announced a number of new innovations to its expanding fleet.

Following successful trials, recent investment includes the roll out of specially designed 3.5 tonne and 5 tonne delivery vehicles, which have greater fuel efficiency than its existing fleet. The new 3.5 tonne vehicle produces 15kg less CO2 emissions, and the 5 tonne vehicle 23kg less CO2 emissions, than their respective equivalents (per 100 miles travelled). These vehicles are also smaller, quieter and easier to manoeuvre through residential areas, causing less disruption.

The investment in more fuel-efficient vehicles goes hand in hand with DX’s stake in Gnewt Cargo, the zero emissions carrier with the world’s largest fully electric delivery fleet, further demonstrating DX’s ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

DX has also invested in new security features for its existing vehicles. This includes remote tracking and cut off, which enables DX to remotely disable a vehicle if there is any suspicion that is has been stolen, thus helping to protect any customer goods which may be on-board. This latest development coincides with the addition of FORS (Fleet Operator Recognitions Scheme) compliant ‘in-vehicle’ cameras, which will help prevent damage and also protect DX’s drivers from any fraudulent claims being made against them, whilst increasing their visibility of the road for greater safety.

Read more at dxdelivery.com

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Holland Receives Two 2015 Carrier of the Year Awards from Vehicle Service Group

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HOLLAND, Mich., March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland has been honored by the Vehicle Service Group (VSG) with two of its 2015 Carrier of the Year awards. For the third consecutive year, Holland was named LTL Carrier of the Year by VSG. Holland was also selected as its first ever Overall Carrier of the Year for 2015. Introduced this year, the Overall Carrier of the Year award is given to the best overall carrier across all service categories: TL, LTL, flatbed and ocean. To determine award winners, VSG evaluates its carriers across four critical performance metrics, including on-time pickup and delivery, administrative capabilities and safety.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0c3ff1af-fcc0-448f-b803-03570d2dc445

“Nothing means more to Holland than the satisfaction of our customers,” said Scott Ware, President of Holland. “Statistics and figures are necessary, but the bottom line is whether or not those numbers equate to quality service for our customers. These awards from VSG serve as affirmation that Holland has made good on its promise of unmatched LTL performance. They also stand as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our world-class employees. It is through their commitment to excellence that we are able to win these awards year after year. We thank each and every Holland employee for the superior customer service put forth every day. We would also like to thank the Vehicle Service Group for this honor. We look forward to providing VSG with many more years of award-winning service.”

Brian Corbett, Holland Director of Corporate Sales, and Joanne Carr, Corporate Account Executive, accepted the awards on behalf of Holland at the 2015 Vehicle Service Group awards banquet, held recently in Madison, Ind. VSG President Niclas Ytterdahl, Vice President Matt Webster and other VSG officers presented the awards to Corbett and Carr. Award winners were selected using a scorecard system that evaluates carriers across four service metrics:

  • Operational Performance: On-time pickup, on-time delivery, corrective actions
  • EDI/Financial: Tenders sent via 204, 214 updates and invoice accuracy
  • Claim-free loads, average days open and recovery percentage
  • Safety and Responsibility: SmartWay partnership and FMCSA compliance, safety, accountability (CSA) scores

Holland received the highest overall score among LTL carriers, as well as the highest overall score across all categories.

Part of Dover Corporation®, Vehicle Service Group consists of nine unique brands dedicated to a number of vehicle service specialties. Together, they represent a global leader in the vehicle service industry.

Holland was also named 2015 Midwest Regional Carrier of the Year by Worldwide Express; 2015 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year by Unishippers Global Logistics, and 2015 Regional Carrier of the Year by Walmart.

Read more at hollandregional.com

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