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Logistics UK is urging operators to put their HGVs in for an early annual test, to avoid a peak in demand during the summer months exceeding the capacity of the testing system.
As Logistics UK celebrates the 11-year anniversary of Van Excellence – its scheme that promotes the safe and efficient operation of vans – the organisation’s Head of Consulting & Standards, Sharon Mitchell, said now is the ideal time to celebrate the incredible determination of van drivers to support UK society and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic:
According to industry estimates, up to 120,000 additional people will be required in the rail sector over the next five to ten years, simply to keep the railways running and deliver new projects.
As an approved main contractor, Accio Consult & Construct was appointed by a leading online retailer to design and build a new facility in Scotland.
The latest UK trade statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday (13 April 2021) are encouraging, Logistics UK has said.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced at its monthly business liaison meeting last week that it would be removing the inspection of speed limiters from the annual test of HGVs from 1 May 2021.
Ahead of the local and mayoral elections and parliamentary elections in Scotland and Wales on 6 May 2021, Logistics UK has produced four manifestos which it has sent to key political stakeholders, including Members of Parliament and government officials.
Expected to be released this spring, the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan promises to provide logistics businesses with guidance on how to achieve net-zero transport emissions by 2050.
Notice is hereby that the Annual General Meeting of Logistics UK (the trading name of Freight Transport Association Limited) will be held as a webinar via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 6 May 2021.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that classroom training for a wide range of professional transport qualifications, including Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) and Transport Manager CPC, can restart from next Monday (12 April 2021) in England and Wales.
The March issue of Logistics UK’s Logistics Performance Tracker (LPT), the tenth in the series, offers a snapshot of the UK’s logistics industry more than two months after the end of the Brexit Transition period.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is asking Logistics UK members to help it develop its new online tachograph card application service.
The first ships that had been held up in the traffic jam in the Suez Canal, finally began to unload their long-awaited cargo this week at the UK’s biggest and busiest container port – the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk.
As discussed during the Van Gold Partner Webinar on 15 February 2021, Logistics UK’s Van Excellence Standards have been updated to help prevent or mitigate road collisions, by requiring operators to enhance safety through the fitment of additional safety features to their vehicles.
Recent highlights of campaigns run by Logistics UK's policy team
The government’s announcement that logistics drivers, air crews and rail workers are to be tested for COVID-19 after their arrival in the UK will provide reassurance to businesses, Logistics UK has said.
Keep abreast of the latest government consultations, recently closed consultations and notable headlines.
A new webinar series is set to give fleet decision-makers a glimpse into the future of transport and logistics.
Transport for London has commissioned a feasibility study into a London boundary charge, whereby all vehicles entering Greater London will have to pay a daily £3.50 charge.
It is now more than a year since those employed in the UK logistics sector have enjoyed ‘key worker’ status.
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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