DHL extends links with Road Runners for Tasmania

International express provider bolsters its regional presence with deal extension

DHL extends links with Road Runners for Tasmania
A DHL van in Hobart


DHL Express has extended its Tasmania service partnership with local firm Road Runners.

The new partnership bolsters DHL’s coverage in the major metropolitan areas of Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, while extending it across regional areas in Tasmania, including Flinders Island and King Island.

Road Runners is a wholly Tasmanian-owned company with more than 25 years of experience in delivering to Tasmanian addresses.

DHL Express Oceania CEO and senior vice president Gary Edstein marks the move as signalling the global firm’s commitment to grow service capabilities in regional areas.

"Road Runners has been our trusted partner in Tasmania for the past decade," Edstein says.

"This new agreement with Road Runners further solidifies DHL’s commitment in delivering to Tasmanian customers, and reflects our ongoing growth in volumes in the country’s southernmost state.

DHL Express Australia notes it has experienced a 20 per cent increase in the number of shipments addressed to Tasmanian recipients since deliveries began close to 10 years ago

"In recent years, DHL Express has witnessed a marked increase in deliveries as a result of the e-commerce boom," Edstein says.

"Consumers are growing increasingly confident when it comes to making purchases online and Tasmanian consumers are no exception to this trend, with the vast majority of Tasmania-bound shipments delivered to a residential address.

As part of the agreement, Road Runners will operate four DHL branded vehicles on behalf of the company to help cater for the rapidly growing number of shipments destined for Tasmania’s major cities.

In Hobart, two dedicated vehicles have been deployed to cover the city’s routes, alongside one in Launceston and another in Davenport.


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