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More than one in eight vehicles (13.1%) on Britain’s roads is now a commercial vehicle, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion, and Lord Redesdale will inaugurate the UK’s first fully electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ next Wednesday (9 June 2021) at Old Palace Yard in Westminster, London.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) must maintain its rapid programme of vocational driver tests, Logistics UK has said.
As the mammoth challenge of decarbonising road transport becomes ever more urgent, Logistics UK will discuss the feasibility of depot electrification at its next Van Policy Working Group on 9 June 2021.
The recruitment of drivers is an ‘extreme barrier’ to the recovery of close to one in ten logistics businesses (9.8%), according to Logistics Report 2021 published last week (21 May 2021).
• One-stop shop: Conti360° Solutions covers fleet contracts, services,
digital solutions and retreading
• Reorganisation adds value by bringing together business areas
• Tyre management assists customers with digitalisation and sustainability
The logistics team from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were welcomed to a recent meeting of the Employment Action Group, a Logistics UK working group focusing on skills and employment policy, open to Logistics UK members from across the industry.
May has been another busy month for the Logistics UK media team, keeping the business group in the headlines by securing 160 pieces of editorial coverage between 29 April 2021 – 26 May 2021.
Logistics UK has joined with the Department for Transport (DfT) and industry bodies to highlight that some individuals have reported side effects several days after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.
The recommendations of the long-awaited White Paper for rail reform – Great British Railways: The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail – have been strongly endorsed by Logistics UK.
HS2 Ltd announced the launch of ‘Florence’ last week, the enormous 2,000 tonne tunnel boring machine from the company’s site near the M25 in Hertfordshire.
Van Driver of the Year 2019
Logistics UK has received a number of calls from its members who have been issued with Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), following a clampdown by Transport for London (TfL) on its Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
The 2021 edition of Logistics Report, Logistics UK’s annual review of the events and trends shaping logistics, will be published tomorrow (21 May 2021).
An opinion piece by Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK
With fuel prices on the increase, it has never been more important to take control of your fuel spend and reduce your costs.
Official trade figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that imports from non-EU countries have outstripped those from EU countries for the first time on record.
April saw the launch of the Rail Delivery Group’s Value of Rail Freight, a report highlighting the benefits of rail freight to the UK (rail delivers around £2.5bn of economic and social benefits each year) while laying out the group’s asks to government and other stakeholders to support a sustainable and successful sector.
Until relatively recently, many hauliers and their staff had never heard the words Carnet, Bilateral agreements, Common Transit Convention, Incoterms or EORI numbers to name a few.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) issued robust new guidance this week (10 May 2021), which is designed to prevent commercial vehicles – including vans, lorries and passenger vehicles – from being used as weapons in acts of terrorism.
Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19, Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.
Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.
Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.
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