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Avoiding a collision course

This autumn will see a surge in demand for vehicle safety devices outside of London, according to Brigade Electronics.

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Influencing change across government – party conference

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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Are autonomous river vessels the future of water freight?

A government-backed collaboration between Cory and BAE Systems announced last week (Thursday 16 September 2021) promises to design, develop and demonstrate technologies for the reduction of emissions from marine vessels.

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TRL will lead project to clear the way for autonomous vehicles

While driverless vehicles may still sound like the stuff of science fiction to many veterans of the logistics industry, one team of expert scientists, engineers and specialists is already engaged on a project to pave the way for their introduction on the nation’s roads.

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Policy campaign highlight – September 2021

Spotlight on the driver shortage campaign run by the Logistics UK policy team

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Logistics UK Transport Manager Survey captures the challenges facing operators

Following a pause in publication in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Logistics UK’s Transport Manager Survey has returned for 2021.

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Continental and Bandvulc to star at Tip-Ex 2021

Continental Tyres is set to showcase products from the Bandvulc and Continental ranges at the upcoming Tip-Ex 2021 show in Harrogate.

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UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK has backed a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Monday (13 September 2021), marking the start of the greenest London International Shipping Week.

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Policy wins – September 2021

Recent wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Driver apprenticeship scheme helps Hermes tackle driver shortage

Hermes, a long-term Logistics UK member and one of the UK’s largest parcel delivery companies, has launched an apprenticeship programme designed to help tackle the national HGV driver shortage.

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Shipping review reveals shippers’ struggle as carriers’ profits soar

Importers and exporters are facing a rapidly disintegrating container shipping market as capacity fails to keep pace with business demand and shipping rates rise, according to the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), the business organisation representing the owners of cargo in international trade.

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Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings – only one week remaining

Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings are taking place later this month, providing operators with the crucial information they need to ensure their vans are operated in a safe, efficient and compliant manner.

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Could platooning trials revolutionise trucking in the UK?

Helm UK is a UK HGV platooning project, commissioned in 2017 by the Department for Transport and Highways England.

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Traffic Commissioners to headline Logistics UK’s Transport Manager 2021

Traffic Commissioners will be updating industry with their latest guidance as industry regulators when they headline Logistics UK’s Transport Manager series for 2021.

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Longer semi-trailers are a step closer to being introduced on Britain’s roads

Logistics UK is delighted that its suggestions have been adopted in the revised proposals for the longer semi-trailer (LST) trial, following the Department for Transport’s (DfT) publication of its Ending the longer semi-trailer trial consultation response last week (24 August 2021).

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Original Equipment Manufacturers make the VARTA ProMotive AGM their first choice

Clarios, the global market leader in advanced energy storage solutions has a long history of working with vehicle manufacturers to develop best-in-class batteries.

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How the government can step up to secure the future of air freight

The air freight industry is vital to the UK economy, with almost half (49%) of the total value of UK exports outside of the EU transported by air before the pandemic.

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A green recovery for UK logistics

The UK stands at the cusp of an environmental transformation, with the need to decarbonise all facets of the economy an urgent priority for government and business alike, according to Mags Simpson, Head of Policy Engagement at Logistics UK.

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Electric vans – is the future wireless?

A real-world trial of wireless electric vans goes live in Edinburgh today (Thursday 26 August 2021).

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Month in the media – August 2021   

August has been a very busy month for the Logistics UK press team, during which time it secured 556 pieces of editorial coverage between 27 July 2021 – 24 August 2021.

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