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Changes to rates and grants that van operators should be aware of

While the Chancellor froze Fuel Duty in his Spring Budget, he did raise rates across several other measures which will affect businesses that operate van fleets.

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Take vehicles to test early, Logistics UK urges

Logistics UK is urging operators to put their HGVs in for an early annual test, to avoid a peak in demand during the summer months exceeding the capacity of the testing system.

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Logistics UK celebrates 11 years of Van Excellence

As Logistics UK celebrates the 11-year anniversary of Van Excellence – its scheme that promotes the safe and efficient operation of vans – the organisation’s Head of Consulting & Standards, Sharon Mitchell, said now is the ideal time to celebrate the incredible determination of van drivers to support UK society and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Testing times – speed limiters out, old tyres remain

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced at its monthly business liaison meeting last week that it would be removing the inspection of speed limiters from the annual test of HGVs from 1 May 2021.

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Annual General Meeting 2021

Notice is hereby that the Annual General Meeting of Logistics UK (the trading name of Freight Transport Association Limited) will be held as a webinar via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 6 May 2021.

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Logistics UK delighted to welcome candidates back to classroom training

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that classroom training for a wide range of professional transport qualifications, including Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) and Transport Manager CPC, can restart from next Monday (12 April 2021) in England and Wales.

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Play your part in helping develop DVLA’s online tachograph card service

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is asking Logistics UK members to help it develop its new online tachograph card application service.

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First ships from Suez Canal arrive at Felixstowe

The first ships that had been held up in the traffic jam in the Suez Canal, finally began to unload their long-awaited cargo this week at the UK’s biggest and busiest container port – the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk.

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London boundary charge feasibility study is underway

Transport for London has commissioned a feasibility study into a London boundary charge, whereby all vehicles entering Greater London will have to pay a daily £3.50 charge.

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Logistics workers celebrate first anniversary as ‘key workers’

It is now more than a year since those employed in the UK logistics sector have enjoyed ‘key worker’ status.

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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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Compliance

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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