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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.

Getting your fleet operation ready for electric, with the LEXperts

When it comes to electrification, making eLCVs work for your individual fleet operations is vital.

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Generation Logistics case study: Danny Rao, MFS, Second Year Apprentice - Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump

Danny left school at 16 and dived straight into work, with the aim of forging a clear and fulfilling career path. After two years of an aerospace apprenticeship where he gained a basic understanding of engineering practices, he decided it was time for a change.

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Logistics has a big role to play in decarbonising retail – here’s how

The online shopping experience must become more sustainable. Today’s shoppers consider the environment to be one of their top priorities. What’s more, pressure is growing on multichannel and ecommerce retailers to both track their carbon emissions and show how they intend to reduce them.

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Campaign highlights - Logistics UK and others continue to press key messages on Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

The upcoming changes to the DVS scheme – due to come into effect in October 2024 – are a key focus for road operators right now.

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Growth emerging out of volatility: ocean trends take centre stage at European summit

While global markets remain volatile, maritime transport will hold steadfast as a growth industry, according to expert speakers at a summit held in October 2023 by Xeneta, an ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform.  

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Truck cargo thefts costing industry almost £500m

The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) has reported that there were more than 5,000 thefts of cargo from trucks in 2022 in the UK, with £66 million worth of goods stolen. But the true net cost could be closer to £460 million every year when hidden costs, such as damage to vehicles and vehicle downtime, are considered, according to experts in the Service. 

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Generation Logistics case study: Tim Buckley, The Cold Chain Federation, Buffaload Compliance/Driver Trainer

Tim joined the British Army Royal Engineers straight from school and spent 21 years serving his country.

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Save time, save money

When Southern Cranes and Access introduced Webfleet, Bridgestone’s award-winning fleet management solution, across its van, crane and heavy haulage operations, the company was targeting “major fleet efficiency and productivity improvements”.

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Staggering your transition to an electric fleet, with the LEXperts

Transitioning a commercial fleet is far from an easy task. But what are the crucial factors that fleet managers must consider? And how can businesses make the switch as seamless as possible?

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Policy wins - Changes to weight limits for alternatively fuelled vehicles & ZEV vehicle mandate

Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, water and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.

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Supporting the acceleration towards automation

Despite autonomous vehicles once being viewed as a concept for the distant future, the reality is that they are already in operation across the UK’s road network.

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Generation Logistics case study: Arnold Brighton, Apprentice Data Analyst, DFDS

Arnold had set his sights on a data-related role, but after dropping out of university and moving home to a small town, he thought his options were limited.

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A month in the media – October 2023

October has been another busy month for the Logistics UK press office, which has provided comment on a variety of issues to ensure the views of its members continue to maintain a significant presence in the headlines.

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Finding your path to a greener commercial fleet with the LEXperts

Following the recent announcement from the UK government, new vehicles powered solely by an internal combustion engine (ICE) will no longer be available for your fleet from 2035. But why should commercial fleet managers consider transitioning to electric before this date? And what are the main considerations to think about in the process?

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Four ways that retail logistics teams can deliver ecommerce success

Ecommerce sales are tipped to hit $8.1 trillion by 2026. So it’s no surprise that retailers of all sizes are keen to get hold of the biggest possible slice of the pie.

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Generation Logistics case study: Lottie Leigh-Browne, Environmental Manager UK & Ireland, GXO

After completing a degree in Environmental Geography, followed by a Masters in Climate Change Science and Policy, Lottie tried roles in consultancy and app development before landing a job which focused on driving corporate sustainability.

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Working for our membership – Reaping the benefits of our Freight Councils

Central to Logistics UK’s democratic structure, and one of the most important ways that we interact with members, is through our councils.

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MTS Cleansing Services believes FORS training is fundamental to fleet efficiency

Liquid waste management company MTS Cleansing Services believes FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has been fundamental to a marked improvement in its fleet productivity.

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Unblocking Channel Tunnel could deliver faster future for UK rail freight

Since its opening in 1994, the Channel Tunnel has remained the quickest route for both passengers and freight looking to reach mainland Europe from Folkestone, Kent.

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Generation Logistics case study: Kieran Vaghela, Research and Insights Manager, St Modwen

Whilst studying at university, Kieran worked in a warehouse merely to supplement his income.

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