More than one in eight vehicles (13.1%) on Britain’s roads is now a commercial vehicle, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) must maintain its rapid programme of vocational driver tests, Logistics UK has said.
As the mammoth challenge of decarbonising road transport becomes ever more urgent, Logistics UK will discuss the feasibility of depot electrification at its next Van Policy Working Group on 9 June 2021.
The logistics team from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were welcomed to a recent meeting of the Employment Action Group, a Logistics UK working group focusing on skills and employment policy, open to Logistics UK members from across the industry.
Logistics UK has joined with the Department for Transport (DfT) and industry bodies to highlight that some individuals have reported side effects several days after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.
HS2 Ltd announced the launch of ‘Florence’ last week, the enormous 2,000 tonne tunnel boring machine from the company’s site near the M25 in Hertfordshire.
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Logistics UK has received a number of calls from its members who have been issued with Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), following a clampdown by Transport for London (TfL) on its Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
Official trade figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that imports from non-EU countries have outstripped those from EU countries for the first time on record.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) issued robust new guidance this week (10 May 2021), which is designed to prevent commercial vehicles – including vans, lorries and passenger vehicles – from being used as weapons in acts of terrorism.
Responsible hauliers and drivers who are unwitting victims of people-smuggling gangs should not be penalised if all precautions have been taken to protect their vehicles, Logistics UK has said.
Britain’s biggest road projects could be delivered faster and more safely, according to Highways England, by using what it describes as a “trailblazing form of artificial intelligence (AI)”.
Members of Logistics UK’s Van Policy Working Group met with Department for Transport (DfT) officials recently to discuss proposals for certain vans used for international journeys for specific purposes to come into scope of operator licensing for the first time.
Logistics UK is urging the government to unlock capacity for rail freight services to help meet the target of a net zero emission economy by 2050.
Competition is heating up for market leadership on the lucrative UK-EU trade route of the Short Straits, with P&O Ferries announcing last week (28 April 2021) that it would reinstate a fifth roll-on/roll-off ship on its Dover-Calais route.
Logistics UK is seeking urgent clarification from the Department for Transport (DfT) on whether UK drivers will need visas to operate in the 27 member states of the European Union.
As plans to introduce Clean Air Zones in cities across the UK continue apace, Logistics UK warns operators of van fleets that delivering into some city centres is likely to incur considerable extra costs in the near future.
From 2 February 2022, new rules as part of the EU Mobility Package will bring vans over 2.5 tonnes that cross international borders performing hire or reward into operator licensing, although the precise scope of the changes has not yet been finalised.
Logistics UK met with Transport Minister Rachel Maclean MP and senior DfT officials last week (21 April 2021) to share insights on the government’s forthcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan, which is expected to be published shortly after the local and mayoral elections on 6 May.
Logistics UK welcomed the announcement yesterday (28 April 2021) that the European Parliament has accepted the terms of the Trade and Customs Agreement (TCA), announced on 24 December 2020.
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