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Logistics UK chief recognised by HM The Queen in New Year’s Honours

David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list, for services to transport and logistics.

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Van Excellence scheme celebrates 12 years of commitment to high standards

More than 100 businesses and local authorities are now operating their vans to the highest standards of safety, compliance and efficiency, thanks to Van Excellence, a scheme administered by Logistics UK.

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DfT appoints Gareth Davies as Second Permanent Secretary

The Department for Transport (DfT) Permanent Secretary, with the approval of the Prime Minister, recently announced that Gareth Davies, currently Director-General at the department, has been appointed as the new Second Permanent Secretary at DfT.

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Pomlett bows out as Logistics UK President

Leigh Pomlett formally announced that he will be stepping down as President of Logistics UK at the Logistics Awards 2021 last Thursday (9 December 2021).

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Logistics is one of the unsung heroes of the UK economy, HRH The Princess Royal tells industry leaders

Logistics UK welcomed a very special guest of honour to its Logistics Awards 2021 event last Thursday (9 December 2021) – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

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Driver academy group to lead government scheme providing fully funded training for thousands of HGV drivers

The Driver Academy Group, a consortium led by HGV training specialist HGVC, and comprising workforce solutions group Manpower and Logistics UK, has won the lead role on a government scheme to train and place 11,000 HGV drivers across England.

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Menzies Distribution scoops the Van Operator of the Year award

The team at Menzies Distribution was celebrating recently, following its win at Logistics UK’s prestigious Logistics Awards 2021, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on 9 December 2021.

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“Truckers are the lifeblood of our economy,” says Transport Minister as she opens Europe’s largest truck stop

Transport Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton underlined the importance of HGV drivers to the UK economy last Friday (3 December 2021) when opening Ashford International Truckstop, off the M20 in Kent – the first or last stop for many drivers as they travel to or from France.

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Logistics employers starting to see the green shoots of recovery, says new report

Much has been made in the past year of the shortage of HGV drivers and other logistics workers. But after a challenging 12 months for the sector, a new report published by Logistics UK earlier this week (7 December 2021) shows there are grounds for cautious optimism that the situation will improve.

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Logistics UK updates its guidance on Clean Air Zones

Following the implementation of the Portsmouth Clean Air Zone last week (29 November 2021), Logistics UK has updated its monthly members-only Clean Air Zone (CAZ) briefing note.

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Still time to view this year’s Van Operational Briefings

If you missed the Logistics UK Van Operations Briefings held in September, you can still watch the recording free of charge to ensure your van operation is prepared for what lies ahead.

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Union Connectivity Review – Logistics UK’s reaction

Ambitious solutions to improving connectivity between the four nations of the United Kingdom recommended in the Union Connectivity Review published last Friday (26 November 2021), have been broadly welcomed by Logistics UK.

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Stricter rules on mobile phone use while driving expected next year

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) recent announcement that laws surrounding the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving will be strengthened, is expected to come into force next year.

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Logistics UK’s Welsh logistics lunch a sell-out success

After facing a particularly challenging year, Welsh logistics businesses took time out last week to celebrate the sector’s achievements over the past 12 months, with more than 200 of the industry’s leading names gathering at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 26 November 2021 for the sell-out Logistics UK annual Welsh Lunch.

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Van operators receive clarity over operator licensing fees

As previously reported in Logistics Magazine, the operator licensing regime will extend to selected vans from May 2022.

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Logistics UK gives evidence at Transport Select Committee

The road freight supply chain is facing many challenges and opportunities, including the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers, a patchwork of local urban regulations, and the need to decarbonise operations efficiently, Logistics UK told the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry at the House of Commons into the road freight supply chain yesterday (24 November 2021).

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Government rail package a hit and a miss, says Logistics UK

The government’s Integrated Rail Plan, announced last week (18 November 2021), which includes the removal of the proposed eastern leg of HS2, represents a missed opportunity to enhance the efficiency of supply chains in the North and Midlands, according to Logistics UK.

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Electric charge point regulation is a vital step forward, says Logistics UK

The announcement that building regulations have been altered to require new buildings to be fitted with electric vehicle charge points marks significant progress in the nation’s efforts to decarbonise transport, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK’s driver shortage campaign shows impressive results

Logistics UK’s concerted campaign for greater government action on the nationwide driver shortage is paying dividends, with a string of government announcements and assurances.

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Logistics UK helps inform sweeping review of HGV driver training

Logistics UK attended the Department for Transport’s first industry stakeholder forum meeting on HGV driver training recently, following the government’s announcement last week that it is undertaking a sweeping review into the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) regime.

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