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enews - 21st October 2020

Logistics UK met with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 15 October to review MOT testing for heavy vehicles and DVSA’s issuing of Certificates of Exemption.

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Drones could soon be transporting PPE kit between hospitals

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing kits could soon be couriered between NHS hospitals by drones, after an NHS-driven project received a £1.3m grant from the UK Space Agency.

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TfL suspends its HGV scrappage scheme after less than a month

Transport for London has suspended its HGV scrappage scheme after less than a month, owing to high demand from transport operators.

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Traffic Commissioner underlines the importance of vehicle maintenance

Logistics UK’s popular one-day Fleet Engineer conference returned yesterday, but it was an event with a difference.

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Business confidence falling, Logistics UK survey reveals

Since May 2020, Logistics UK’s Logistics Performance Tracker has been monitoring the performance of the industry on a monthly basis.

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Greater Manchester launches Clean Air Zone consultation

On Thursday 8 October, Greater Manchester launched an eight-week consultation on its Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan.

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Transport named the second hardest-working industry in the UK

A recent study by Merchant Marine has revealed the ten industry sectors that work the most hours per week.

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Maritime snaps up Wincanton’s container logistics business

Maritime Transport Ltd, one of the UK’s largest privately owned logistics operators, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire Wincanton’s container transport business, Wincanton Container Logistics.

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Hydrogen trains – the future of a decarbonised railway?

In what the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP hailed as a big step forward towards meeting the UK’s net zero targets, Britain’s first hydrogen-powered train was trialled on the UK rail network in the Midlands last week.

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Former Transport Secretary accepts role at Hutchison Ports

Chris Grayling MP, who was the Transport Secretary from 2016-2019 in Theresa May’s government, has accepted a reported £100,000 job advising Hutchison Ports, which operates Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest container port, dealing with almost half of the country’s container trade.

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