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Roundtable on London Plan provides platform for members that operate in the capital

Logistics UK held a member roundtable on Tuesday (15 March 2022), to help inform its response to the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) consultation on its draft Air Quality Neutral (AQN) guidance.

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Logistics UK invited to talk about NI Protocol and Brexit with US officials

Seamus Leheny, Logistics UK’s Policy Manager – Northern Ireland (pictured left), has been invited to Washington DC for a series of meetings with US officials, along with other top UK business groups, to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol, Brexit and other issues.

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The search for the UK’s best van drivers returns

Logistics UK launched its annual call for the UK’s best van drivers to compete in its Van Driver of the Year competition 2022 last Friday (11 March 2022).

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone charging plans on ice

The leaders of Greater Manchester have requested that Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charges are scrapped on all vehicles, following strong concern from businesses based in the region.

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Mayor of London must work with industry on the capital’s future road schemes

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced a proposal to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover Greater London in 2023.

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Expert transport researcher to headline Logistics UK’s Vans Today 2022

Expert research specialist Fergus McVey of 7th Sense Research will be the keynote speaker at Logistics UK’s Vans Today 2022, where he will provide unique insight into the van market, derived from robust qualitative and quantitative research, and consider potential changes which will affect the way businesses operate.

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Logistics UK’s members step up to help supply Ukraine

More than 55 organisations from across Logistics UK’s membership have offered to help in the collection and distribution of aid to refugees from the Ukrainian conflict in the past seven days.

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Top industry experts to share their insights at Vans Today 2022

Experts from across the van sector will share their expertise and insight at Logistics UK’s forthcoming Vans Today 2022 events.

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More than 80 members sign up for government funding for skills briefing

More than 80 members registered to attend Logistics UK’s member briefing on skills yesterday (2 March 2022).

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Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme attracts more suppliers

The Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS), set up by Zemo Partnership (formerly Low CVP Partnership), is steadily attracting more fuel suppliers, with a total of 14 now approved.

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Tyres of the future to be unveiled at Logistics UK webinar

As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, tyres have a vital role to play for the logistics sector, particularly on road safety.

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HGV driver numbers stabilising, but skills shortages remain

The number of HGV drivers in the workforce fell by 49,000 in Q4 2021 (compared to Q4 2019), according to new analysis of the latest ONS statistics published last week (16 February 2022) in Logistics UK’s Skills and Employment Update.

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John Lewis Partnership electrifies its entire Home Services fleet

As part of its commitment to transition 4,000 cars, vans and light trucks to electric vehicles (EV) by 2030, the John Lewis Partnership, a longstanding member of Logistics UK, is replacing its entire Home Services fleet with 350 electric vehicles.

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Storms cause major disruption and delays for logistics

When Storm Eunice arrived on Britain’s shores last Friday (18 February 2022), many transport links were brought to a standstill.

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Member briefing to reveal how to access government funding for skills

Following on from last year’s popular member briefing on skills, Logistics UK, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Education (DfE) will be running another member briefing next week (Wednesday 2 March 2022) about potential routes available for operators to recruit and train for key logistics roles, particularly HGV drivers.

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Aerodynamics can now be used to reduce emissions, hauliers told

More environmentally friendly HGVs are now allowed on Britain’s roads, following an announcement from the Department for Transport (DfT) earlier this week (14 February 2022).

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Prioritise the UK border to keep trade moving, Logistics UK warns government

The publication of the Public Accounts Committee report – EU Exit: UK Border Post transition – last week (9 February 2022) shows that government needs to place an urgent focus on arrangements at the nation’s borders if trade and passenger traffic is not to grind to a halt from this summer onwards.

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Logistics UK launches free essential event: Vans Today 2022

The van market is evolving fast; with so many changes in technology and legislation, operators and fleet managers must keep up to date with the latest insights into compliance, driver well-being, and vehicle development to succeed.

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Thames has huge untapped potential for carrying light freight, study shows

The potential for the River Thames to carry light freight could deliver jobs, ease congestion and improve air quality, according to a report jointly commissioned by the Thames Estuary Growth Board and the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Electric van market grows by a fifth, but overall LCV market falls by a quarter

Demand for electric vans bucked the trend in a falling market for LCVs as registrations grew by more than a fifth (21.4%), in January, according to figures released last week (4 February 2022) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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