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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.

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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Logistics UK hosts roundtable with Welsh government to plan for the future

Logistics businesses met with Lee Waters, Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change, earlier this month to discuss the development of a clear future plan for freight and logistics. At the event, members and industry leaders discussed the key priorities for the Wales National Freight and Logistics Plan – due to be published in 2024. 

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The new business imperative: achieving supply chain velocity

Today your ability to serve your customer, outpace competition and control costs is dependent on and differentiated by your supply chain maturity. But in today’s never-normal, supply chains are plagued with friction. External friction from extreme climate events, labour challenges and political conflict, exacerbated by internal friction from siloed data, rigid platform design and overreliance on error-prone manual processes.

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Four ways retailers can deliver for customers during 2023’s peak season

This year’s peak shopping season is almost upon us. With it comes the opportunity for retailers to end a challenging year on a high. With inflation easing and interest rates steady, they may have a degree of optimism that spending will be strong.

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Getting there: the future of last-mile deliveries in the UK

As customer purchasing patterns adapt to suit working-from-home lifestyles, the current boom in internet shopping, fuelled by the pandemic, continues to soar. Fleet efficiency is therefore paramount for logistics businesses to help ensure last-mile deliveries are implemented effectively to support these changing behaviours.  

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Urban logistics in need of vital space, says Logistics UK

In 2018, 1.7 billion people worldwide lived in a city with at least one million inhabitants, with government statistics from 2020 estimating that 82.9% of the UK’s population lives in an urban area.

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Generation Logistics case study: Evelina Slavova, Business Improvements Apprentice, Amazon

For Evelina, the decision to apply to Amazon’s apprenticeship scheme was life changing.

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Policy Win - UK-EU trade deal

Logistics UK has been calling on government to build on opportunities within the review of the UK EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) due in 2026.

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CoolKit concept-build is the icing on the cake for Lola’s Cupcakes

CoolKit has teamed up with popular London-based cupcake business, Lola’s Cupcakes, to create an industry-first van conversion innovation.

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Keeping vehicles safe: A DVSA perspective

DVSA has just published its strategy and vision to 2030, which begins to explore the prospect of the huge change that technology can bring for all of us.

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Generation Logistics case study: Matteo Longoni, Trainee Logistics Assistant Apprentice, Malcolm Logistics

Matteo wasn’t even aware of the Trainee Logistics Assistant Apprenticeship Scheme when he first applied to work at Malcolm Logistics.

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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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