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HS2 phase 2A approval should increase Northern rail freight capacity

Rail freight capacity in the North of England should be set to increase, following the approval of the second phase of High Speed 2 last week.

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Van operators struggle to electrify fleets

Members at last week’s Van Policy Working Group enjoyed a lively discussion on the government’s target to end the sale of petrol and diesel vans by 2030.

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Logistics UK partners with Avail to modernise drive hire experience

Logistics UK has announced an exciting new partnership with Avail this week – a driver hire technology platform – which offers members a transparent, low-fee alternative to traditional driving agencies.

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TfL offers breathing space on LEZ and DVS to some operators

There are now just weeks remaining until new standards come into force in the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which covers most of the area inside the M25 motorway and the implementation of the Direct Vision Standard.

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Logistics UK and DVSA chiefs meet

Logistics UK’s CEO, David Wells, held a highly constructive first meeting with Loveday Ryder, the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on Friday 29 January.

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DVSA urges operators to deliver training remotely

Ensuring that HGV drivers continue to receive their periodic training has become more of a challenge recently, with operators needing to balance the need for their drivers to socially distance with their need to stay up to date.

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A1 upgrade announcement welcomed by Logistics UK

Logistics UK welcomes the announcement made last week that the A1 improvement scheme has been approved by Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon.

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SPS groupage guidance should prevent delays, says Logistics UK

The government’s announcement last Friday (29 January 2021) on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) rules for hauliers moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland using groupage comes after pressure from the logistics sector to ease the administrative burden after Brexit.

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No negative COVID-19 test? Kent HGV drivers risk being fined

Logistics UK has expressed its extreme concern about the government’s decision last Friday (22 January 2021) to enable ministers to impose fines on HGV drivers found to be travelling to the coast without a negative COVID-19 test.

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Drivers’ hours relaxations extended

Last week, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that the two relaxations to enforcement of drivers’ hours rules due to lapse last Friday (22 January 2021), would be extended until one minute to midnight on 31 March 2021.

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2021 virtual Member Briefings get off to a flying start

A record 400 Logistics UK members registered to attend the first of Logistics UK’s virtual Member Briefings this morning.

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Logistics UK appoints Economics and Research Manager

Logistics UK recently announced the appointment of Ryan Barnett as its Economics and Research Manager.

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Freight levels still down on key UK-EU routes

Freight levels have not yet returned to normal on two key routes between the UK and the EU since Brexit day.

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Logistics UK briefs MPs on issues affecting the Scottish seafood sector

Logistics UK’s Director of Policy Elizabeth de Jong and Head of Policy for Scotland Mags Simpson briefed 18 Scottish National Party MPs, led by Ian Blackford MP, and their support staff, last Friday on the new export processes affecting the Scottish seafood industry.

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Logistics delivered for UK plc in 2020, new report reveals

Despite a worsening shortage of HGV drivers, economic and financial hardship, and significant disruption to operations, the logistics industry stepped up to deliver for the nation in 2020, according to Logistics UK.

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Test before travelling, Logistics UK tells hauliers

Logistics UK is urging all hauliers to obtain a clear and valid COVID test result and carry the correct paperwork before attempting to access the roll-on-roll-off services at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel in Kent, which take HGVs the 21 short miles to the EU’s new frontier at Calais.

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Logistics UK gives evidence to Treasury Select Committee on UK-EU trade

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, gave evidence on Monday at the inquiry session of a Treasury Select Committee on the UK’s economic and trading relationship with the EU.

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Logistics sector committed to delivering Christmas despite port problems

Logistics UK reassured businesses and consumers yesterday (9 December 2020) that the sector is doing everything it can to overcome the ongoing issues at some of the UK’s ports, which are causing delays to the nation’s highly interconnected supply chain, and deliver the festive goods the nation needs.

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New plans for HGV drivers crossing the Short Straits and Irish Sea

New measures to manage traffic flow and congestion on Kent’s road network will come into force on 1 January 2021. These measures are known as Operation Brock and will apply to HGVs over 7.5 tonnes in the event of severe disruption to services across the English Channel.

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Logistics UK chief discusses Brexit trade arrangements with EU Transition Minister

David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, met with EU Transition Minister, Rachel Maclean, last week (3 December 2020) to discuss the upcoming end of the Brexit transition period.

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