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Ambitious plan marks a step change in the drive to decarbonise logistics

First mooted for publication last autumn, the government’s Transport decarbonisation plan, finally launched last week (14 July 2021) has been a long time in gestation.

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The telematics route to tackling driver well-being

Beverley Wise, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Webfleet Solutions

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Decarbonising air freight

In June, Logistics UK partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) to present government with a call for action to enable the UK to facilitate the sustainable growth of its vital air freight industry.

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Driving transformation in the transport sector

Amelia Streeter-Smith, Transport Account Director, Neos Networks

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Online retail: the need to go green

Online retail sales have been growing steadily in recent years. In fact, it is predicted that in ten years, the internet will account for 53% of all retail sales.

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Clearing the air – more Clean Air Zones due to be implemented across Britain

The introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) and Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in cities and towns across the UK is now well underway.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – July 2021

Highlighting campaigns worked on by Logistics UK's policy team

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In profile: Bethany Windsor, Operations Manager, Career Ready, Think Logistics and NOVUS

Recruitment has never been a more pressing issue for the logistics sector, with more than six out of ten respondents to Logistics UK’s recent Logistics Performance Tracker survey expecting severe difficulties hiring for certain roles.

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Logistics UK webinar to offer fleet electrification support

With the UK government’s transport decarbonisation plan expected to be launched in the coming weeks, emissions reduction must be a key focus for operators across the nation.

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NOVUS helps Logistics UK members recruit the business leaders of tomorrow

Logistics UK members are turning to NOVUS to help them to recruit the talent they need to manage the increasingly sophisticated supply chains of the future.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – July 2021

Read about recent policy wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Are we nearing the dawn of driverless vehicles?

The final session of the Future Logistics Conference at last week’s ITT Hub event (1 July 2021) concentrated on one of the hottest topics in transport technology – the development of autonomous or driverless vehicles.

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Soaring e-commerce: the need to support aviation

As reported in Logistics Magazine last month, Logistics UK partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) recently to present government with a call for action over the future of air freight.

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TfL’s review of FORS addresses members’ key concerns

Last September, Transport for London (TfL) launched a review of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). Focusing on the effectiveness of the scheme, the review followed feedback from Logistics UK and other business groups, the Traffic Commissioners and FORS-accredited operators.

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Tomorrow’s transport, today – ITT Hub explores the future of logistics

Thousands of visitors registered to attend the inaugural ITT Hub event this week (30 June-1 July 2021) at Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre.

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Why are shipping rates soaring?

Increases in shipping rates are placing significant pressure on Northern Ireland’s logistics businesses and, in turn, are straining the nation’s complex supply chains. Logistics UK’s 2021 Logistics Report identified that global shipping container rates had increased by 185% by the end of 2020.

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ITT Hub delegates glimpse a plugged-in future at Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone’s Electric Mobility Theatre

Leading telematics provider Webfleet Solutions and sustainable mobility solutions specialist Bridgestone joined forces with the organisers of ITT Hub to successfully launch an interactive live theatre at this summer’s inaugural trade show.

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More than six out of ten respondents to Logistics UK survey expect severe difficulties recruiting HGV drivers

The latest Logistics Performance Tracker (LPT) from Logistics UK reveals that more than six out of ten respondents (60.9%) expect severe or very severe difficulties recruiting HGV drivers, with a further 32.8% expecting to encounter minor or moderate recruitment issues.

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Tyre pressure monitoring – why is it important?

Ian Jackson, Digital Solutions/Technical Systems Manager at Continental Tyres, explains the benefits of correct tyre inflation and tyre pressure monitoring systems for truck operators

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Month in the media – June 2021   

June has been another busy month for the Logistics UK press team, as it secured 215 pieces of editorial coverage between 27 May 2021 – 21 June 2021. 

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