TNT N.V. Historical Press Releases
Amsterdam, today the Cabinet decided not to liberalise the Dutch postal market since it could not establish yet whether socially acceptable labour conditions for the entire postal sector were reached. TNT welcomes the opportunity to discuss decent labour conditions with Cabinet and all parties involved.
Turin / Rome / Amsterdam, loading 30 smart cars in a Boeing 747 in less than 60 minutes. A new Guinness Book record for the fastest loading of cars onto aircraft has been set on 23 October 2008 by the express delivery company TNT and the car magazine TopGear at TNT’s air hub in Liège, Belgium. A team of seven people managed to fit 30 smart fortwo in a TNT B747 in 35 minutes and 34 seconds.
Amsterdam, TNT Post cannot accept the agreement reached today by Sandd, Deutsche Post and a number of trade unions on terms and conditions of employment in the postal sector. This agreement, which neither TNT Post nor Netwerk VSP were involved in reaching, is in no way different from the agreement in principle made on 24 April 2008 in that it is still too soft and offers an insufficient basis for solid terms and conditions of employment. Accordingly, TNT Post and its subsidiary Netwerk VSP, as well as ABVAKABO, the trade union with the most members in the postal sector, do not support this agreement.
Hoofddorp, TNT research shows that a single TNT pick up and delivery (PUD) driver can reduce their C02 emissions by as much as 25% by driving more efficiently. As a result fuel consumption and therefore costs can decrease by 25% as well. TNT has therefore launched a global drivers competition to increase awareness amongst the ten-thousands of own drivers and sub-contractors to engage and encourage them to drive both safely and more fuel efficiently. The international competition is called Drive Me Challenge and is part of TNT’s comprehensive program to cut emissions, Planet Me. On 12 November 2008, the winners of eleven local Drive Me Challenges will compete in the final for the title of TNT’s Best Pick up and Delivery driver of the year 2008 near Milan in Italy.