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As a key sector which underpins all areas of the economy, the UK logistics industry has adapted to pandemic pressures to maintain the flow of goods through supply chains in 2021, according to Logistics UK’s recently published Logistics Report 2022.
The Highway Code was updated to reflect a change in the law relating to two driving offences recently (27 July 2022).
Government and the logistics sector launched an exciting new campaign – Generation Logistics – yesterday (10 August 2022), which aims to tackle the industry’s long-term recruitment issues and future-proof the industry’s talent pipeline.
Generation Logistics is an industry-led national campaign led by Logistics UK and the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics, which aims to shift perceptions of the industry and attract the next generation of workers.
Motorists are being warned to ‘drive like they’re being filmed’ every time they get behind the wheel.
Logistics UK has said that if any Road User Charging (RUC) system is introduced in the UK it must be carefully phased in to avoid double taxation.
Seeking to improve van security
Logistics UK has today (11 August 2022) announced the extension of its 30-year partnership with the AA for a further five years, which will continue to offer its members access to the pay-for-use Logistics UK Recovery Service.
The UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined for the seventh consecutive month in July, down by more than a fifth (20.7%) to 18,722 new units registered, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Logistics UK has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the government’s announcement last Friday (5 August 2022) of a call for evidence on potential changes to the driver licensing regime.
Keep abreast of the live government consultations, recently closed consultations and key announcements.
Discover answers to questions put to the Member Advice Centre.
Logistics UK is reminding members travelling to Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover in Kent to plan for potential delays and disruption to their journeys, despite easing of the situation.
Following calls from Logistics UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) has published a consultation on proposed changes to a circular that explains how National Highways (NH) will engage with the planning system.
Next Wednesday (10 August 2022) will see the public launch of Generation Logistics, a year-long, high-profile national campaign of engagement and promotional activities, which aims to shift perceptions of the industry and attract the next generation of logistics workers.
Now in its sixth edition, Logistics UK’s popular Van Drivers’ Handbook, has recently been fully updated to cover topics from legal requirements and defensive driving to speed limits and Clean Air Zones.
Since the first event was held more than 20 years ago, Logistics UK’s series of Transport Manager conferences has grown to become a landmark event in the logistics industry’s calendar.
The industry’s blue riband event, Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2022, has received the highest number of entrants since the event began in 2017.
With the deadline ending the sale of all diesel and petrol vans by 2030, firmly in the forefront of fleet operators' minds, one of the biggest challenges for commercial vehicle fleets will be ensuring sufficient power and charging infrastructure is in place to support the switch to electric vehicles.
The logistics industry faces significant challenges and Logistics UK has had a busy year to date pushing for change in the key policy areas that matter most to members.
Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19, Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.
Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.
Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.
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