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The new weekly, digital-only Logistics Magazine includes the following content:

  • features on transport issues across all modes – road, rail, sea and air
  • interviews with senior people from the government, academia and industry
  • news on the latest transport legislation and public consultations
  • compliance advice section

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Logistics UK’s full letter to the Chancellor ahead of government’s Autumn Statement 2023

Alongside Logistics UK’s 26-page submission ahead of the government’s Autumn Statement, the business group’s Chief Executive, David Wells OBE, wrote a letter to the Chancellor to share the representation and request a meeting with officials to discuss the requests and recommendations. This letter is displayed in full below.

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Speaker line-up revealed for Logistics UK’s Delivering Decarbonisation event

Logistics UK has revealed an impressive speaker line up for its first ever Delivering Decarbonisation conference, taking place on the 21 November at America Square Conference Centre in London.

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Get prepared for winter with Logistics UK’s expert guide

The days are drawing in and the weather’s changing fast. With that in mind, the MAC’s Senior Transport Advisor, Dan Crutchington, has some critical advice for operators and drivers to help prepare for, and deal with, snow and ice.

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Truck cargo thefts costing industry almost £500m

The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) has reported that there were more than 5,000 thefts of cargo from trucks in 2022 in the UK, with £66 million worth of goods stolen. But the true net cost could be closer to £460 million every year when hidden costs, such as damage to vehicles and vehicle downtime, are considered, according to experts in the Service. 

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Generation Logistics case study: Tim Buckley, The Cold Chain Federation, Buffaload Compliance/Driver Trainer

Tim joined the British Army Royal Engineers straight from school and spent 21 years serving his country.

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Save time, save money

When Southern Cranes and Access introduced Webfleet, Bridgestone’s award-winning fleet management solution, across its van, crane and heavy haulage operations, the company was targeting “major fleet efficiency and productivity improvements”.

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Legislation update – October 2023

Keep abreast of the live government consultations, recently closed consultations and key announcements.

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Revolutionary hydrogen van prototype unveiled by H2X Global and KTM

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer H2X Global, in partnership with global automotive engineering firm KTM Technologies GmbH, has unveiled a groundbreaking Hydrogen Professional Van prototype at the recent Body Engineering Days Conference in Aachen, Germany.

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Apprenticeship Levy’s failure to reverse decline in employer training is “concerning”, says Logistics UK

According to a new report from the CIPD, Devolution and evolution in UK skills policy: Finding common ground across the four nations, the Apprenticeship Levy – introduced in 2017 – is failing to reverse the decline in employer training.

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Staggering your transition to an electric fleet, with the LEXperts

Transitioning a commercial fleet is far from an easy task. But what are the crucial factors that fleet managers must consider? And how can businesses make the switch as seamless as possible?

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Ask the MAC – November 2023

Every month we get a variety of questions and every month our intrepid Member Advice Centre has the answers.

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Policy wins - Changes to weight limits for alternatively fuelled vehicles & ZEV vehicle mandate

Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, water and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.

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Driver Academy Group secures funding for 600 more HGV drivers

The Driver Academy Group (DAG), a consortium led by HGV training specialist HGVC and including workforce solutions group Manpower and trade body Logistics UK, has won an extended contract with the government’s Skills Bootcamps in HGV Driving to train a further 600 drivers.

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Heavy and light vehicle technician apprentices available

Are you seeking candidates for technician apprenticeships this year, but struggling to find them? If so, look no further: Remit and Logistics UK have the solution for you.

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Supporting the acceleration towards automation

Despite autonomous vehicles once being viewed as a concept for the distant future, the reality is that they are already in operation across the UK’s road network.

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Generation Logistics case study: Arnold Brighton, Apprentice Data Analyst, DFDS

Arnold had set his sights on a data-related role, but after dropping out of university and moving home to a small town, he thought his options were limited.

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Roads minister launches “crucial” Generation Logistics education initiative

Roads Minister Richard Holden MP met senior logistics executives alongside the next generation of logistics talent last week to launch the new Generation Logistics education initiative.

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New state-of-the-art weather stations to prepare England's major roads for winter

With winter fast approaching, National Highways is investing £15.4m in a new state-of-the-art network of weather stations, including supporting infrastructure, that will provide real-time data of road conditions. 

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Stellantis upgrades electric van line-up to compete with Ford

Stellantis is on a mission to overtake Ford as world leader in the light commercial vehicle market by 2027 and has started by increasing the capability of its electric vans, claiming best-in-class figures in the compact and large van segments.

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A month in the media – October 2023

October has been another busy month for the Logistics UK press office, which has provided comment on a variety of issues to ensure the views of its members continue to maintain a significant presence in the headlines.

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News

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.

News

Features

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.

Features

Compliance

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.

Compliance

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