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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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DVSA appoints new chief executive

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the first woman to take the role since the agency formed in 2014, following the merger of the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

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COVID-19 leads to improvement in delivery times

Road congestion and delivery times continue to be positively impacted by changes to traffic levels caused by coronavirus restrictions, Logistics UK’s latest Logistics Performance Tracker (LPT) reveals.

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Prepare for some disruption, Michael Gove MP warns Logistics UK members

Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, told delegates to prepare for the new rules and regulations that come into effect on 1 January 2021 at Logistics UK’s Get Ready for Brexit event yesterday (25 November 2020).

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Driving change in the vans Logistics UK's event to discuss the opportunities

From developing new technologies, to adapting to a rapidly changing environmental agenda, the vans market is continuously changing.

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Has COVID-19 affected compliance? Traffic Commissioner shares his view

Tim Blackmore OBE, Traffic Commissioner for the North East of England, shared his view on how Coronavirus has affected compliance in the industry with delegates at Logistics UK’s virtual Transport Manager conference, sponsored by Brigade Electronics, last week.

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Logistics UK announces its 2020 award winners

Twelve of the UK’s leading logistics businesses were celebrating last Friday after being recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at Logistics UK’s 2020 Logistics Awards, sponsored by Port of Dover.

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Ten point plan: logistics calls for clearer vision on zero carbon HGVs

The Prime Minister set out his plan for what he called a “green industrial revolution” on Wednesday 18 November, to tackle climate change and transition to a ‘net zero’ economy.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans MD leaves to run its newest dealer group

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Managing Director Steve Bridge is leaving to take on the top job at its newest dealer group.

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