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Covering the whole of the logistics industry and supply chain, Logistics Magazine tackles the big strategic issues facing the industry – decarbonisation, innovation and automation – as well as the compliance issues so critical to the safety of all transport operations.

 

The new weekly, digital-only Logistics Magazine includes the following content:

  • features on transport issues across all modes – road, rail, sea and air
  • interviews with senior people from the government, academia and industry
  • news on the latest transport legislation and public consultations
  • compliance advice section

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Vans come into scope of operator licensing this weekend, Logistics UK reminds members

Certain types of van will be coming into operator licensing for the very first time this weekend. From Saturday 21 May 2022, vans between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), which conduct business on a ‘hire and reward’ basis in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, will need to be specified on a standard international operator licence.

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In profile: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, space scientist and science communicator

Known to many as co-presenter of the BBC’s long-running The Sky at Night programme, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is an award-winning space scientist, physicist and renowned science communicator.

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The digital route to e-mobility

Beverley Wise, Regional Director UK & Ireland for Webfleet Solutions, considers the latest green transport research and explores our digital journey to e-mobility.

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New government toolkit designed to help employers get the right job candidates through their doors

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new toolkit to support its Way to Work campaign.

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Logistics UK reacts to Civil Service recruitment freeze

The Prime Minister’s proposed Civil Service recruitment freeze could see the UK’s HGV driver shortage escalate if staff managing the backlog of driver testing cannot be recruited, according to Logistics UK.

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Spotlight on a policy manager – engaging the nation

Mags Simpson, Head of Policy Engagement, Logistics UK

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HGV driver shortage persists but green shoots of recovery emerging, says Logistics UK

The UK’s HGV driver shortage remains chronic, according to Logistics UK’s analysis of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data.

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Next Generation Van 2022 event to show operators how to transition their van fleets to net zero

As decarbonisation continues its rapid and inexorable rise to the very top of the logistics sector’s agenda, vans are often perceived to be the industry’s low-hanging fruit, ripe for the early adoption of zero emission fuels.

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HS2 announces its first diesel-free construction site

HS2 Ltd, the company building Britain’s new high-speed railway between London and the North and Midlands, announced achieving a major milestone last week (12 May 2022) – its first completely diesel-free site.

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Logistics UK announces Van Driver of the Year 2022

Paul Simonds of G4S Cash Solutions was crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2022 yesterday (11 May 2022) following a competition day held at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre alongside ITT Hub and the Future Logistics Conference.

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Government must provide logistics industry with further clarity on route to net zero, says Logistics UK

There is an urgent need to decarbonise the logistics industry but further government clarity on the route to net zero is required immediately to ensure businesses have the confidence and certainty needed to invest in low emission solutions, according to Logistics UK.

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Decarbonising air freight – the route to jet zero

In 2021, Logistics UK launched its Route to Net Zero Commitment, with the aim of supporting its members to decarbonise their operations as quickly and effectively as possible.

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Space scientist inspires Future Logistics Conference delegates

Delegates at the Future Logistics Conference reported being inspired and enthused following the keynote speech delivered by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist, science educator and co-presenter of the BBC’s long-running The Sky at Night programme.

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Seven in ten logistics operators report escalating costs as fuel prices soar, Logistics UK survey finds

More than seven out of ten (71%) UK logistics companies reported an escalation in the cost of transporting goods during Q1 2022 compared to the same period a year ago, amid sharp increases in the cost of fuel and other global supply chain pressures.

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Transport Minister announces £200m zero emission HGV funding at Logistics UK conference

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP announced earlier today (12 May 2022) the world's largest demonstration of zero emission HGVs is set to be rolled out in the UK, through plans to achieve cleaner air and greener jobs.

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Former HGV drivers: rejoin the workforce with funded training spaces available

With the HGV driver shortage continuing to place pressure on UK supply chains, Logistics UK is urging HGV drivers who have left the workplace to consider re-joining the profession, with hundreds of spaces now available on government-funded refresher training courses, called HGV Skills Bootcamps.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – May 2022

Highlights of campaigns currently being run by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Saving fuel with Continental Tyres: rolling resistance makes the difference

Right now, petrol and diesel seem like luxury commodities, as drivers confronting the high prices at filling stations can testify.

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Businesses frustrated by constant delays to post-Brexit import checks, says Logistics UK

The government’s decision last week (28 April 2022) to rethink the introduction of post-Brexit import checks on certain goods arriving from the EU (originally scheduled to be introduced in July 2022) while it finalises its 2025 Border Strategy will be met with mixed reactions from the industry, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK members to enjoy VIP access to Future Logistics Conference next week

Logistics UK is offering its members free VIP access to next week’s eagerly awaited two-day Future Logistics Conference, an integral part of the ITT Hub event, which runs from 11-12 May 2022 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

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Contents

News

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.

News

Features

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.

Features

Compliance

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.

Compliance

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