Logistics UK has stepped up its work with both its members and the government to help the industry address the HGV driver shortage issue, which continues to be a serious cause for concern.
Keynote speaker British astronaut Major Tim Peake issued an urgent climate change warning to attendees at this year’s Future Logistics Conference, part of ITT Hub, yesterday (Wednesday 30 June 2021).
Following last week’s announcement that all new road-building projects in Wales will be frozen while the Welsh Government conducts a review, Logistics UK has warned that any freeze in road spend risks putting the brakes on the country’s logistics sector and wider economy.
Logistics UK announced the launch of a brand-new eLearning course, Van Driver Safety Training, yesterday (30 June 2021), with the aim of ensuring the four million vans currently on the UK’s roads are being driven safely, efficiently and in compliance with government legislation.
Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK’s Director of Policy, met with Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone this week (Monday 28 June 2021), to discuss the potential market for connected and autonomous mobility (CAM) within the UK’s logistics sector.
The shortage of HGV drivers is now so severe that it is placing real pressure on the UK's interconnected supply chain, Logistics UK has said.
Decarbonisation is a high priority for businesses operating vans of any fleet size, and to support this, Logistics UK has announced a session dedicated to exploring the future of vans at its upcoming Future Logistics Conference, part of the ITT Hub event.
To help address the current recruitment crisis, Logistics UK will be holding a member briefing on Tuesday 13 July, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Education (DfE).
Owing to the severe staff shortages reported by the industry, many logistics operators are increasingly looking to recruit personnel leaving the armed forces.
Kent County Council's (KCC) ban on lorry parking in lay-bys across several areas of Kent contravenes the working rights of logistics workers, Logistics UK has said.
The Department for Transport has invited Logistics UK to join its new Ministerial Cross-Modal Freight Council.
Logistics UK’s ever popular Van Operational Briefings are back for another year, to provide operators with the essential knowledge they need to operate their vehicles in a safe, compliant and efficient manner.
Logistics UK met with Cabinet Ministers and representatives of other Northern Ireland (NI) business sectors recently to discuss the way forward with the NI Protocol.
There are just three weeks remaining until transport professionals gather at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre for the biggest show of its kind in 40 years: the inaugural ITT Hub, which will play host to Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference.
Logistics UK has pressed Transport for London (TfL) to extend the grace period for Direct Vision Standard (DVS) compliance for operators that are registered on the scheme but would not meet the requirements in time.
Plans to implement Clean Air Zones (CAZs) and Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in cities across the length and breadth of the UK continue apace, with the first two CAZs – in Bath and Birmingham – already in operation.
With the sale of most new petrol and diesel vans due to end in less than nine years (with hybrids due to be phased out in 2035), the race is on for van operators to electrify their vehicle fleets and install charging facilities at their depots.
Logistics UK provided evidence to the Transport Select Committee on the roll-out and safety of smart motorways recently (19 May 2021), following the business group’s written submission earlier this year.
Following the launch last week (27 May 2021) of Transport Focus’ 2020-2021 Logistics and Coach Survey: Strategic Roads, Logistics UK has pressed the Department for Transport (DfT) to take urgent action to tackle the nationwide shortage of parking spaces for HGV drivers.
New infrastructure to support 1,800 new ultra-rapid charging points at motorway service areas and on key trunk road locations will be delivered as part of Ofgem’s £300 million investment for over 200 low carbon transport and energy projects.
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