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