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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.

Generation Logistics case study: Heather, PR & Communications Apprentice, National Highways

“I was first attracted to PR and communications when I did a work experience placement with Birmingham University in its press office,” Heather begins.

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May campaign highlight - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Following extensive engagement and a letter to the Prime Minister, Logistics UK has welcomed the government announcement that it is to take a more pragmatic approach to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

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Road Transport Expo back with a bang this summer!

This summer’s spectacular trade show Road Transport Expo (RTX) is shaping up to be an unmissable event for anyone that works in the road transport sector.

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How much further can electric take us?

Nationwide, the logistics industry is working tirelessly to achieve net zero emissions and work together with government to ensure our sector can meet the 2050 deadline.

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Flying through the night

On 9 May 2023, Logistics UK submitted its response to the Department for Transport (DfT)’s consultation on night-time noise abatement objectives for the designated airports Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted.

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Generation Logistics case study: Megan, Customer Manager, Network Rail

Even if you study a very specific subject at university, the door to an exciting career in logistics is never shut, as Megan found out when she left higher education.

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Policy Win - June 2023

Logistics UK has welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision, following requests over many years, to end the longer semi-trailer trial and to bring these vehicles into general circulation.

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Delivering decarbonisation is “top priority”, says Logistics UK's Chief Executive

Decarbonisation is a top priority for the logistics sector as the UK deadline of net zero by 2050 draws closer. Together, the sector has been working proactively to share knowledge and participate in trials to introduce new technologies and explore opportunities for modal shift. However, despite industry’s drive to decarbonise, significant barriers remain. 

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Pass the pallets

Why returning CHEP pallets is good for everyone

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Further delays to HS2 impede rail freight growth, says Logistics UK

Rail continues to pave the way for decarbonising transport and helping the UK to reach its targets for achieving net zero by 2050.

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Generation Logistics case study: Hannah, Regional Resource Manager, Hoyer

After graduating with a degree in International Business and French, Hannah joined Hoyer in April 2016 as a Fuels Planner.

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A month in the media – May 2023

A variety of issues have hit the headlines during May, and the press office team has ensured Logistics UK and the views of its members continue to be covered.

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FORS partners with road safety scheme, Project EDWARD

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has joined forces with Project EDWARD, the UK’s biggest platform for showcasing good practice in road safety, to promote road safety standards.

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The future of transport and autonomous vehicles, according to renowned theoretical physicist, Jim Al-Khalili

When Jim Al-Khalili talks, people listen. As well as a multiple award-winning science communicator, writer, broadcaster and leading academic making fundamental contributions to theoretical physics, he is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries, such as the Bafta nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History, and hosts the long-running weekly BBC Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific.

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More appreciation of opportunities presented by multimodal logistics is needed, urges Logistics UK’s Chief Executive

The logistics industry is the backbone of our economy and by using multimodal transportation, covering rail, road, shipping, and air, it keeps our supply chains protected and the country resilient.

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Generation Logistics case study: Jas, Regional Air and Sea Sales Manager, Europa Air & Sea

“What really attracted me and excited me about my role was trying to find out how a parcel arrives at your home,” Jas begins, excitedly. “What milestones does your parcel go through when you click ‘Order’ on a job? How does it get to your doorstep? That was what provoked the intrigue in me.”

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Spotlight on a policy manager… developing the public affairs strategy

Ben Garratt, Deputy Director, Public Affairs

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Keeping up with tachograph compliance a “key responsibility”, says Logistics UK

Logistics businesses are essential to supporting the UK economy and providing security to our supply chains.

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Shipping and port connectivity needs “more effective government support”, urges Logistics UK

The maritime supply chain is critical for our global competitiveness; the UK is an island nation and 90% of everything we buy arrives at our shores by sea.

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Policy Campaign Highlight - May 2023

Highlighting a campaign currently being run by Logistics UK's policy team.

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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.

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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.

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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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