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Discover Logistics Careers campaign signs media partnership with the Sun on Sunday

Following the recent launch of its Discover Logistics Careers campaign, Logistics UK is delighted to announce a partnership with the Sun on Sunday newspaper, to begin on 1 October 2021.

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Think what the future will look like, Traffic Commissioner urges conference delegates

It was a full house and a packed agenda at the British Motor Museum on Tuesday (7 September 2021) for the Fleet Engineer conference – the first Logistics UK event to be held in person since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the UK in spring 2020.

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Logistics UK announces shortlist for its 2021 Van Awards!

Thirteen of the UK’s finest van operators were celebrating recently after being named as finalists in Logistics UK’s prestigious Van Awards 2021.

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Northern Ireland's logistics event of the year – don't miss out!

Only a few tables remain for the Logistics UK Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch which takes place on 1 October 2021 at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast.

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Super deduction decision does not support agile, efficient operations, says Logistics UK

Affordable leasing and short-term hire options are essential for logistics businesses to acquire the vital plant and machinery they need for their operations, according to Logistics UK.

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Logistics UK's Fleet Engineer – less than one week to go!

With less than one week until Logistics UK’s Fleet Engineer – the essential one-day conference for anyone responsible for maintaining commercial vehicles – the business group is urging fleet engineers to book their places now to ensure they are up to date with the latest developments in technology and enforcement.

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Logistics UK launches Discover Logistics Careers campaign

With its launch of a new nationwide initiative for its members, Logistics UK is taking action to highlight careers available across the sector, including both job vacancies and training schemes.

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Is hydrogen the key to decarbonising van fleets?

As part of its campaigning work on vans, Logistics UK holds regular Van Policy Working Groups, where interested parties can discuss issues relating to the management of van fleets.

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Grant 10,000 temporary visas to EU workers says Logistics UK

Government must prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to encourage EU drivers to return to support the UK’s supply chain, Logistics UK has said.

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Plan now to avoid COP26 disruption, Logistics UK advises members

Logistics UK has advised its members to prepare for significant delays and disruption ahead of the international COP26 conference.

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UK business groups demand action on driver shortage crisis

As the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers continues to affect the logistics and retail sectors, two of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK and British Retail Consortium (BRC) wrote to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on Sunday (22 August 2021) to outline key three steps the government can take to overcome the problem and protect the supply chain.

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Van Operational Briefings now free to attend

To give as many operators as possible access to the crucial information they need to ensure their vans are operated in a safe, efficient and compliant manner, Logistics UK announced last week that its Van Operational Briefings 2021 will now be free to attend.

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Review of Traffic Commissioner function

Government launched a review of the Traffic Commissioner function last week (11 August 2021), encouraging business groups like Logistics UK, along with local authorities and passenger groups to have their say.

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Logistics UK announces star name to headline its Logistics Awards 2021

Attendees at Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2021 will be entertained by one of Britain’s brightest comedy talents, with news that stand-up comedian, podcaster and radio presenter Ed Gamble has been signed to provide the laughs and present the awards at this year’s event.

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Logistics UK continues to press government to solve HGV driver crisis

The HGV driver crisis, which has rumbled on throughout the summer, shows no sign of abating.

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Cricketing legend to speak at Van Awards 2021

Celebrated English cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the Van Awards 2021 event on 24 September 2021.

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Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

With the industry facing a serious shortage of skilled workers, Logistics UK has launched a comprehensive, free guide for employers from across the sector on “Funding and support for accessing logistics skills.”

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Timing of DVSA’s fee consultation is insensitive, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has said that the timing of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) consultation on increasing the fees it charges is inconsiderate, given the impacts that the agency’s actions have had on the industry and the public over the past 18 months.

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Extension of drivers’ hours relaxation is a sticking plaster, not a solution, according to Logistics UK

The Government’s announcement late last week (6 August 2021) that it would be extending the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours until October 2021 is only of limited value and will not address the deep-rooted causes of the driver shortage crisis, Logistics UK has said.

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Department for Transport publishes Delivery Plan for transitioning to zero emission vans

The promised Delivery Plan for transitioning to zero emission cars and vans was published by the Department for Transport on 14 July 2021 setting out investment and policy initiatives for meeting the 2030 and 2035 phase out dates affecting vans and included significant milestones and ways progress will be monitored.

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