Logistics UK announced its partnership with leading driver medical supplier D4Drivers, earlier this week (18 October 2021), to offer its members easier access to driver medicals, and improve overall health and well-being across the logistics industry.
A broad range of Logistics UK members, including household names such as Aldi, John Lewis Partnership and Wincanton, are planning to host more than 25 open events during the Discover Logistics Careers weekend of 29-31 October 2021.
Billed as the “biggest investment in the north’s road network for a generation”, the planned upgrade of the A66 promises to play a major part in National Highways’ Roads Investment Strategy.
Reforms to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) designed to accelerate chargepoint provision in apartment blocks and rental accommodation to take effect from April 2022 have been welcomed by Logistics UK.
Logistics UK has been engaging closely with its members and across all levels of government in recent weeks to seek solutions to the ongoing HGV driver shortage.
Logistics UK is receiving reports from members of rising stock levels at some of the UK’s biggest container ports, including Felixstowe and Southampton, prompting concerns of severe congestion in supply chains just 10 weeks before Christmas.
Logistics UK reacted with cautious optimism to yesterday’s announcement (13 October 2021) from the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Van drivers across the UK are being targeted by thieves on the hunt for expensive tools, with research revealing over a quarter (27%) have had equipment stolen from vans in the last 12 months.
Logistics UK will be launching its route map to help decarbonise the logistics industry via a webinar on 10 November 2021, as it publishes its Route to net zero manifesto on the dedicated Transport Day at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
In a further measure to ease supply chain issues, the government has made temporary visas (T5) available for food sector HGV (class 1 and class 2/C and C+E) drivers.
Speaking in response to comments made by Boris Johnson earlier this week (5 October 2021), that the supply chain issues currently being experienced in the UK are the fault of the haulage industry, David Wells, Chief Executive, Logistics UK, has taken the opportunity to stand up for the logistics sector.
As the decarbonisation agenda rapidly gains pace, within the logistics sector van operators will be most affected first.
Logistics UK has made a submission to HM Treasury ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021. The conclusions of the Spending Review are expected be be announced on 27 October 2021 alongside an Autumn Budget and will set out the government’s spending priorities for the Parliament.
Several businesses have now signed up to Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign, ranging from Aldi, the discount grocery chain, to RTITB, the standards setting body for workplace transport training.
The government contacted around a million former HGV drivers earlier this week, as part of a package of measures which Logistics UK has campaigned for to address the current HGV driver shortage.
Logistics UK welcomed the package of measures announced by government at the weekend (25 September 2021), aimed at easing the HGV driver shortage.
Logistics UK announced the winners of its prestigious Van Awards last week (24 September 2021) at an impressive ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, with entertainment provided by legendary English cricketer, Matthew Hoggard MBE.
Logistics UK has called on government to freeze Fuel Duty forever to give the sector more time to make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on its journey to net zero.
Sarah Bell, Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East of England, has urged transport managers to guard their personal data closely in case it falls into the wrong hands.
Delegates who attended Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings last week (14 and 16 September 2021) were overwhelmingly positive in their feedback about the two events, held in Manchester and Beaconsfield respectively.
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