The government’s announcement of an additional £20million to boost HGV driver facilities is a positive step forward for industry, according to Logistics UK.
A combination of a scarcity of new compliant vehicles, rising costs and insufficient government funding is leading to delays in the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) across the north of England.
The UK van market declined by more than a quarter (27%) in March, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Logistics UK has warned its members that operate in the West Midlands to prepare for road closures and restrictions in the run up to and during the Commonwealth Games, to be held between Thursday 28 July 2022 and Monday 8 August 2022.
The Department for Transport (DfT) announced that it would invest £30 million into cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects last Friday (7 April 2022), as part of its Live Labs 2 competition.
There are fewer than 12 days to go until the first of Logistics UK’s free-to-attend Vans Today events.
Operation Brock – a Kent traffic management system intended to keep vehicles moving when there is disruption to travel across the English Channel – is leaving hundreds of HGV drivers stuck without access to basic hygiene facilities, food and water, Logistics UK has said.
Any additional delays to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on imports will simply postpone the inevitable, Logistics UK has said.
Logistics operators across the busy West Midlands region are gearing up for significant disruption ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer.
It was a full house at Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefing held in Northern Ireland last Friday (1 April 2022), as speakers from government and industry shared their insights on how emerging technology and legislation changes will affect van operators in the province.
Logistics UK has expressed its disappointment that the government has ruled out cutting VAT on electricity from 20% to 5% for public EV (electric vehicle) chargepoints.
A new EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy to improve the consumer experience at chargepoints, published last Friday (25 March 2022), will help to make transitioning to zero emission fleets a reality for logistics businesses, Logistics UK has said.
Overnight closures beginning this weekend are likely to exacerbate delays on the Dartford Crossing, Logistics UK has said.
Logistics and global trade could be moving to a new economic order, Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University, told delegates during his keynote speech at Logistics UK’s Supply Chain Resilience Conference in London yesterday (30 March 2022).
Logistics UK has opposed extending the relaxation of cabotage rules beyond 31 April 2022, following feedback from its members.
The government's decision to cut Fuel Duty in yesterday's Budget announcement (23 March 2022) will help logistics businesses to afford to keep supplying the nation with the goods it needs in the face of rocketing fuel prices and other inflationary pressures, as Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments:
Newcastle City Council (NCC) has sought a delay to the start date of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ), originally scheduled to be introduced this summer (July 2022).
Logistics UK’s Supply Chain Consultancy (SCC) launched a dedicated service last week (15 March 2022) to help businesses with vehicle fleets decarbonise their operations effectively and swiftly, while maintaining operational efficiency and profitability.
Logistics UK warmly welcomed the government’s announcement last week (15 March 2022) that it would extend both its plug-in van grant and Category B licence derogation for alternatively fuelled vehicles, as well as upcoming changes to the plug-in van (PiVG) and truck grant (PiTG) weight thresholds.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has led to a massive spike in the cost of diesel for hauliers in the past few weeks, putting an unsustainable burden on UK businesses Logistics UK said this week.
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