Following the success of the first ITT Hub, organiser Farnborough International is announcing growth plans for 2022.
The introduction of a new Apprenticeship category for HGV drivers, enabling them to drive HGVs and trailers (or C+E as categorised on their driving licence), has been welcomed by Logistics UK as a positive step in building and retaining the workforce of tomorrow.
Following temporary changes introduced last summer, Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation on permanent changes to the Congestion Charge last week (28 July 2021).
Logistics UK is inviting its members that operate van fleets to attend one of three events it is holding in September.
Logistics UK urged the government to review its decision not to grant temporary work visas to EU HGV drivers last week (29 July 2021), in the wake of mounting pressure on the UK's supply chain caused by a lack of available delivery personnel.
With the ‘pingdemic’ placing intense pressure on logistics businesses and UK supply chains, Logistics UK continues to press the Government to allow logistics workers to avoid isolation if they are contacted by the NHS COVID-19 app, providing they have received two vaccinations and have negative PCR test results.
With the UK now in Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published updated Working safely during coronavirus guidance to help businesses reduce the risk of transmission and protect staff and customers.
With the ongoing driver shortage causing headaches for members across the country, and many struggling to identify the workforce of tomorrow, Logistics UK held a webinar this week to explain more about how members in England can use the apprenticeship levy to recruit and train new staff.
Logistics UK continued to pressure the Government this week to seek effective resolutions to the HGV driver shortage.
Tuesday’s (20 July 2021)’s announcement of a government plan to support the recovery of the logistics sector and tackle HGV driver shortages acknowledges industry concerns over testing delays and the simplification of the process involved in the acquisition of an HGV licence.
The expected launch of the new C+E driver apprenticeship standard for Large Goods Vehicles on 1 August, with a funding level of £7,000, is encouraging news for the logistics sector, particularly for businesses currently struggling to fill driving vacancies, Logistics UK has said.
It is estimated that more than 1,400 HGV drivers were forced to spend the night sleeping in their cabs on Sunday, owing to a chronic lack of safe and secure parking spaces for their vehicles.
When it comes to decarbonising the UK’s commercial vehicle parc, the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sector promises to be the scene of the earliest wins.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP heralded the government’s publication of its long-awaited Transport decarbonisation plan yesterday (14 July 2021) as “just the start” of a revolution that will see all modes of domestic transport decarbonised by 2050.
Employment Minister Mims Davies MP met with Logistics UK and A.I.M Commercial Services Ltd at the company’s site in Ripley, Derbyshire this week (14 July 2021), to discuss how best to attract new recruits to the sector and help businesses across logistics to drive the economic recovery.
Logistics UK reacted with dismay to the announcement last week (7 July 2021) of the continued relaxation of drivers’ hours legislation until 8 August 2021, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work.
Following a challenging assessment day at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Sam Burton of Wayfair has been crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2021. Burton – who is based in Leicestershire – made it a double success, also being named as Logistics UK’s Van Excellence Driver, a category open only to certified operators of the business group’s Van Excellence scheme.
Logistics UK has announced which of the UK’s best van drivers have been shortlisted to take part in its Van Driver of the Year contest, taking place this weekend (Saturday 10 July 2021) at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
The Department for Transport has estimated that more than 20,000 vans will come into scope of operator licensing when the changes come into force in May 2022.
The decision by ministers to withdraw powers from Kent County Council (KCC) to clamp HGVs parked in lay-bys across Kent beyond 30 June 2021 has been applauded by Logistics UK.
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