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Our features section tackles the broader issues affecting logistics, such as the political and economic landscape, COVID-19, Brexit, automation and global trade.

Logistics UK makes detailed submission to HM Treasury ahead of important Spending Review

The 2021 Spending Review, which will conclude next week (27 October 2021) alongside the Autumn Budget, will be one of the most important in the UK’s post-war history, Logistics UK has said.

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COP26: aviation drives forward its decarbonisation goals

Propelling the global transition to zero emission transport is set to be a key focus at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is being held in Glasgow later this year.

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Why Multimodal matters

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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Driver app experiences surge in registered user numbers

While Logistics UK and the government are campaigning tirelessly to encourage HGV drivers back behind the wheel, the creators of a recruitment driver platform and app specifically for hauliers and Class 1 and Class 2 HGV licence holders has already seen a surge in registrations.

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Continental releases updated European winter regulations for commercial vehicle tyres

With legal stipulations governing winter equipment on trucks and buses differing across many European countries, Continental has released an updated country-by-country guide listing seasonal tyre regulations as required across Europe.

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COP26 likely to cause unprecedented disruption in and around Glasgow

In just over two weeks’ time, participants and media from nations and territories around the world will arrive in Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26.

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Policy campaign highlight – October 2021

Over recent weeks, significant progress has been made in the campaign to address the HGV driver shortage in Britain.

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Is hydrogen a potential future fuel for vans?

In the decarbonisation of logistics debate, vans are frequently held up as the segment ripe for electrification. But is there a case that hydrogen could be a contender fuel for the lighter side of the UK’s commercial fleet?

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In profile: Jodi Smith, Class 2 Truck Driver

Jodi Smith is a Class 2 truck driver for JMS Powered Access, and has been driving trucks since 2016.

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Positivity towards electric vehicles reaches all time high, according to the AA

A report by Logistics UK Van Gold Partner, the AA, reveals positivity towards electric vehicles (EVs) is at an all-time high among operational fleets.

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Air cargo and passenger travel: making the connection

The news that America is to relax its travel rules to allow border entry to vaccinated passengers from the UK and EU from November has been welcomed by the air freight sector.

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Logistics UK urges Skills Minister to support training for essential Level 2 roles

Logistics UK hosted a fringe event on skills at the Conservative Party Conference earlier this week (4 October 2021).

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Shaping the future of transport

The government published a series of consultations last week (28 September 2021) as part of its future of transport regulatory review.

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Policy wins – October 2021

Read about recent wins achieved by Logistics UK's policy team.

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Month in the media – September 2021 

September has been another busy month for Logistics UK’s media team who secured almost 2,000 pieces of editorial coverage between 25 August 2021 – 28 September 2021, creating the opportunity for 503 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages featured in the media.

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Optimism and confidence return among logistics leaders, survey shows

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is back on track as signs of optimism within the sector grow, according to a recently published survey jointly commissioned by Logistics UK and Carter Backer Winter (CBW), a top 50 firm of accountants.

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Decarbonising transport – the importance of collaborative working

With the 2021 United Nations climate change conference (COP26) fast approaching, decarbonising all aspects of the UK economy – including freight transportation – is a key priority for both the logistics industry and government.

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Logistics UK survey lays bare the true scale of the HGV driver crisis

Logistics UK’s latest Logistics Performance Tracker survey has revealed the size and scale of the current HGV driver shortage.

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Is net zero possible by 2050? Interview with Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK

Applications are now open for Logistics UK’s brand-new environmental initiative, Route to Net Zero, where the business group is asking its members to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Accelerating the deployment of hydrogen freight vehicles

When it comes to exploring the possible zero-emission solutions for HGVs, there are usually three proposed solutions – battery electric vehicles, overhead catenary-powered vehicles, and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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