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Logistics UK applauds new rail freight service to Doncaster

Logistics UK has welcomed the launch of a rail freight connected service at iPort Rail, Doncaster last week.

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Logistics UK to survey members on the impact of the EU Mobility Package on vans

The Department for Transport (DfT) has asked Logistics UK to survey its van operating members on the potential impact of the EU Mobility Package on vans.

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Entries now open for Logistics UK's Logistics Awards 2021

Now in their fifth year and established as the go-to event for the industry, Logistics UK's prestigious Logistics Awards are back for 2021!

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Logistics UK backs call for government to begin programme of rail electrification

Logistics UK backs call for government to begin programme of rail electrification.

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New Transport for the North Chief Executive announced

The appointment of Martin Tugwell as the next Chief Executive of Transport for the North (TfN) has been approved by the North’s leaders.

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Abolition of Kent Access Permit testament to the industry’s hard work, says Logistics UK

The Kent Access Permit (KAP) required by HGV drivers to enter Kent, following the end of the Brexit transition period, has been abolished.

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Changes to rates and grants that van operators should be aware of

While the Chancellor froze Fuel Duty in his Spring Budget, he did raise rates across several other measures which will affect businesses that operate van fleets.

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Take vehicles to test early, Logistics UK urges

Logistics UK is urging operators to put their HGVs in for an early annual test, to avoid a peak in demand during the summer months exceeding the capacity of the testing system.

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Logistics UK celebrates 11 years of Van Excellence

As Logistics UK celebrates the 11-year anniversary of Van Excellence – its scheme that promotes the safe and efficient operation of vans – the organisation’s Head of Consulting & Standards, Sharon Mitchell, said now is the ideal time to celebrate the incredible determination of van drivers to support UK society and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Testing times – speed limiters out, old tyres remain

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced at its monthly business liaison meeting last week that it would be removing the inspection of speed limiters from the annual test of HGVs from 1 May 2021.

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Annual General Meeting 2021

Notice is hereby that the Annual General Meeting of Logistics UK (the trading name of Freight Transport Association Limited) will be held as a webinar via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 6 May 2021.

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Logistics UK delighted to welcome candidates back to classroom training

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that classroom training for a wide range of professional transport qualifications, including Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) and Transport Manager CPC, can restart from next Monday (12 April 2021) in England and Wales.

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Play your part in helping develop DVLA’s online tachograph card service

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is asking Logistics UK members to help it develop its new online tachograph card application service.

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First ships from Suez Canal arrive at Felixstowe

The first ships that had been held up in the traffic jam in the Suez Canal, finally began to unload their long-awaited cargo this week at the UK’s biggest and busiest container port – the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk.

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London boundary charge feasibility study is underway

Transport for London has commissioned a feasibility study into a London boundary charge, whereby all vehicles entering Greater London will have to pay a daily £3.50 charge.

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Logistics workers celebrate first anniversary as ‘key workers’

It is now more than a year since those employed in the UK logistics sector have enjoyed ‘key worker’ status.

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Blockage of Suez Canal has profound implications for UK supply chain, warns Logistics UK

While the refloating of the MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal has dominated news headlines in recent days, the effects of the six-day blockage of the waterway may be felt by the UK supply chain for weeks to come, Logistics UK has warned.

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Van Services and Products supplement offers overview on how to maintain safety and compliance

Van Services and Products, a Logistics Magazine supplement released this week (30 March 2021), offers an overview of not only the services and products offered by Logistics UK, but those of its many professional partners and suppliers too.

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More than three out of four MOT tyre failures in February were more than 10 years old

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) revealed at a recent industry meeting with Logistics UK that of 200 tyres on steering axles that failed their MOT in February, 156 (78%) were more than 10 years old, classed as a ‘dangerous defect’.

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Resilience is the industry’s new watchword, Logistics UK President tells House of Lords

Leigh Pomlett, President of Logistics UK, told a House of Lords committee that the word ‘resilience’ had come to epitomise the logistics industry, following the extremely challenging conditions and economic fallout it has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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