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Covering the whole of the logistics industry and supply chain, Logistics Magazine tackles the big strategic issues facing the industry – decarbonisation, innovation and automation – as well as the compliance issues so critical to the safety of all transport operations.

 

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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Business group engages with ex-Tesco chief on supply chain issues

Logistics UK was invited to attend a roundtable meeting with Sir David Lewis, former CEO of Tesco, last week as the government seeks to get a grip on supply chain issues.

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Driving the economy: what is the future for lower skilled workers?

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK

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Policy wins and campaign highlights – November 2021

HGV driver training, skills webinar, avoiding traffic disruption in Glasgow, MOT test availability – campaigns and wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team

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Shipping disruption – is it time to reform the just-in-time model?

Global supply chains appear to be creaking at the seams in 2021.

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Safety of smart motorways called into question by Transport Select Committee

A Transport Select Committee report has raised a number of questions concerning the safety of smart motorways.

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Supply chain disruption is due to fundamental global pressures, says Paymaster General

Supply chain challenges are not solely a UK problem, Michael Ellis QC MP, the Paymaster General, told Logistics UK members earlier this week (8 November 2021).

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Vans – what will the next generation hold?

The skills shortage has been a key focus for the logistics industry throughout 2021, not only affecting HGV drivers, but also roles such as warehousing operatives and van drivers.

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Logistics UK makes headway on the driver shortage

While the nationwide shortage of HGV drivers continues to be a pressing issue across the logistics sector, Logistics UK is making headway on several fronts through its engagement with senior officials at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Department for Transport (DfT).

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COP26: Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero webinar well received by industry

Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero webinar received an overwhelmingly positive response from members interested in taking the next steps towards decarbonising their transport operations.

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Decarbonising the road sector

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in its final days, decarbonisation is a key priority for both the government and the logistics industry.

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New van registrations dip for second consecutive month

The light commercial vehicle (LCV) market showed a marginal decline of 4.6% in October, according the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Ask the MAC – November 2021

Discover the answers to questions frequently put to the Member Advice Centre.

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Tyres – a high-tech product: Continental goes behind the scenes at its development labs

• Compilation of materials provides unique insight into tyre development sections • Information Book presents all of Continental’s R&D labs • Extensive photographic and video material available

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The future of Waitrose’s van fleet is wireless

Logistics UK member Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, is to be the first UK supermarket chain to trail a new generation of wireless-charged electric vans.

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In profile: Mags Simpson, Head of Policy Engagement, Logistics UK

Mags Simpson joined Logistics UK (then FTA) in 2007 as a Business Development Manager, having previously worked for various FMCG companies including: Nestle, Kellogg’s and Bic.

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Discover Logistics Careers campaign gets off to a flying start

Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign got off to a strong start last weekend (29-31 October 2021), the business group has said, with a repeat event already being planned for next year.

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Drivers’ hours rules relaxation extended until early next year

Following requests from industry, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP has extended the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours regulation in Great Britain until the beginning of next year, owing to continued pressures on local and national supply chains.

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Extension of road freight cabotage will put more pressure on lorry parking, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK recognises the need for last week’s announcement (28 October 2021) by government of a temporary, limited extension to road haulage cabotage – the system under which overseas hauliers can transport goods between two places in the UK after completing their initial journey.

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Logistics UK welcomes extra government investment in charge points, but power supply issue still needs to be addressed

In its detailed submission to HM Treasury, ahead of the Spending Review and Autumn Budget, Logistics UK cited a survey of its members, which showed that van operators are being hampered from scaling up EV deployment owing to the high costs of increasing electricity to depots to power a whole fleet.

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Legislation update – November 2021

Keep up to speed with the latest consultations, recently closed consultations and key announcements.

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Contents

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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