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Plan ahead for travel to Kent ports, Logistics UK urges hauliers

Logistics UK is reminding members travelling to Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover in Kent to plan for potential delays and disruption to their journeys, despite easing of the situation.

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Logistics UK welcomes DfT’s consultation on strategic road network circular

Following calls from Logistics UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) has published a consultation on proposed changes to a circular that explains how National Highways (NH) will engage with the planning system.

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Generation Logistics set to shift perceptions of the logistics sector

Next Wednesday (10 August 2022) will see the public launch of Generation Logistics, a year-long, high-profile national campaign of engagement and promotional activities, which aims to shift perceptions of the industry and attract the next generation of logistics workers.

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Van Drivers’ Handbook updated to reflect the latest developments

Now in its sixth edition, Logistics UK’s popular Van Drivers’ Handbook, has recently been fully updated to cover topics from legal requirements and defensive driving to speed limits and Clean Air Zones.

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Enews - 03 August 2022

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One day remaining to enter Van Awards

There is just one day remaining to enter Logistics UK’s popular Van Awards competition.

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Gridlock at Kent ports must be avoided at all costs, says Logistics UK

Last weekend (22-24 July 2022) saw acute disruption to freight traffic in Kent, with some HGV drivers delayed by more than 18 hours.

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Logistics industry adapted well to pandemic, report shows

The UK logistics sector successfully adapted to pandemic pressures and maintained the flow of goods through supply chains in 2021, according to Logistics UK’s recently published Logistics Report 2022.

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Clean Air Zones continue to be introduced across Britain

Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones are continuing to be implemented in cities across the UK in the coming months.

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Strategy to reach net zero aviation is positive move, says Logistics UK

The launch of the government’s ambitious Jet Zero strategy earlier this week (19 July 2022) is positive news for the aviation sector, Logistics UK has said.

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Van Awards 2022 entry deadline extended by two weeks!

Van operators that wish to enter Logistics UK’s popular Van Awards competition now have an extra two weeks to complete their entries.

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Logistics UK calls for government to review the Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme

The government should review its Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) scheme – aimed at rail and inland water freight transport – and adapt it to become more accommodating for water, as well as rail operators, Logistics UK has said.

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Transport Decarbonisation Plan has proved a gamechanger, says Logistics UK

One year ago, the Department for Transport (DfT) published its eagerly awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

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Members urged to complete Logistics Performance Tracker survey

Logistics UK is encouraging its members to complete its latest quarterly Logistics Performance Tracker Survey, to help it take the temperature of the logistics sector during a time of rising costs and supply chain disruption.

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New roundtable format Rail Council well received by members

Logistics UK’s Rail Council met in person for a day’s discussion and debate in London recently (30 June 2022).

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New van market suffers half-year decline following supply chain shortages

The new van market in the UK declined for the sixth consecutive month in June, falling by almost a quarter (23%), according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Fuel tax cut vital to remove inflationary pressures on delivery costs, says Logistics UK

As the inflationary pressures on business costs continue to soar, Logistics UK has called on Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi MP to take decisive action to protect the nation’s supply chain and prevent price rises in all sectors with the immediate introduction of a 6p per litre reduction in Fuel Duty.

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Transport Committee launches probe into self-driving vehicles

Self-driving vehicles have been attracting an increasing level of interest from both business and the public recently, and their development is now attracting the attention of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee.

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Nominations for Logistics UK’s Van Awards 2022 close in one more week

Nominations for Logistics UK’s Van Awards 2022 will close in a little over a week (Friday 15 July 2022), and with competition stiff across the sector, the business group is urging all operators to apply without delay for the chance to be recognised as the best in the industry.

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Logistics UK chief tells minister he is disappointed by Transport Committee’s report

David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, has written to Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP to express his disappointment at many of the conclusions of the Transport Select Committee’s recent report on the road freight supply chain.

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