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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.

Spotlight on a policy manager… Building a vision for our national freight network

Jonathan Walker, Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy, Logistics UK

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National road infrastructure not fit for purpose, says Logistics UK

Roads play a vital role in the logistics industry, and the economy with keeping shelves stocked, and supply chains protected, accounting for more than four fifths of total freight movements by tonne-kilometres.

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In profile: Sir John Armitt, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

There are few people who know more about the complexities and challenges of the UK’s national road and rail infrastructure than Sir John Armitt.

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FORS Gold Operator Orlight celebrates cost, environment and safety improvements

Since its introduction to FORS in 2014, lighting manufacturer Orlight has seen its upgraded policies and processes achieve savings for the business of between 20-25 per cent.

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In profile: Florence Bearman, Acting Co-Chief Executive, Transaid

Known to many in transport and logistics for both its cycle challenges and pioneering transport programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, Transaid is the industry’s very own charity, dedicated to transforming lives through safe, available and sustainable transport.

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Policy campaign highlights – March 2023

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

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Off site and out of mind?

As the ‘cost of business crisis’ puts the squeeze on businesses, Beverley Wise, Webfleet Regional Director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, examines the importance of protecting driver wellbeing.

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Keeping rail decarbonisation on track

As the government’s deadline to achieve net zero by 2050 edges closer, the need to decarbonise logistics – now one of the UK’s highest-emitting sectors – becomes ever more pressing.

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Generation Logistics case study

Paul Caine, Warehouse Solutions Manager, KINAXIA

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Generation Logistics case study

Charlotte Firth, Engineering Graduate, Wincanton

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Policy wins – March 2023

Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team.

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Charging ahead – government plans to increase the provision of EV chargepoints

With the deadline for the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans now just seven years away, attention is increasingly turning to the provision of the public EV charging infrastructure currently available across the UK.

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A second ‘Age of Sail’? How wind-powered cargo ships could help combat climate change

A pioneering project from scientists at the University of Southampton could usher in a new ‘Age of Sail’, where large cargo-carrying vessels once again cross our oceans powered solely by the wind.

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Generation Logistics case study

Callum Brough, Site Manager, GXO

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How has industrial action impacted rail freight?

Rail freight is vital to the UK economy for two reasons. Firstly, it carries over £30 billion in goods and contributes £2.45 billion to the UK economy each year.

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Security remains high on the agenda for van operators

Vans play a key role in the UK economy, particularly given the growth of urban and rural logistics activity in recent years.

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Logistics UK announces the return of its Future Logistics Conference at ITT Hub

Logistics UK announced the return of its popular Future Logistics Conference earlier this week (28 February 2023), due to take place at ITT Hub on 10-11 May 2023.

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GSAG: lifting the lid on FORS’ advisory group

Steve Agg (pictured above), chair of the Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG), explains the group’s pivotal role in ensuring that FORS remains the UK’s leading fleet accreditation scheme.

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Logistics giant offers job opportunities to more than 100 prison leavers

Offender Employment is a campaign run by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), which encourages businesses to hire prison leavers and offer training opportunities within prisons.

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Time is money for fleet operators

Beverley Wise, Webfleet Regional Director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions

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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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