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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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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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Finding your path to a greener commercial fleet with the LEXperts

Following the recent announcement from the UK government, new vehicles powered solely by an internal combustion engine (ICE) will no longer be available for your fleet from 2035. But why should commercial fleet managers consider transitioning to electric before this date? And what are the main considerations to think about in the process?

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Four ways that retail logistics teams can deliver ecommerce success

Ecommerce sales are tipped to hit $8.1 trillion by 2026. So it’s no surprise that retailers of all sizes are keen to get hold of the biggest possible slice of the pie.

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The transport and logistics industry’s letter to the Chancellor in full (16 October 2023)

As reported in this week’s Logistics Magazine, industry bodies across the logistics and transport sectors have called for a new approach to strategic transport infrastructure decisions to avoid disruption that increases costs and harms business confidence. This group has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, highlighting the need for a clear, long-term plan that endures across political cycles. The subsequent letter is documented in full below.

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UK Space Agency ready to ‘unlock’ benefits of satellite data and services for logistics sector 

The government has this week announced ‘Unlocking Space for Business’, an 18-month programme designed to allow hundreds of organisations across the UK – with a focus on the leading transport, logistics and financial services sectors – to harness the advantages offered by satellites through enhanced imagery, connectivity and navigation capabilities. 

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Busy transport managers alert! Logistics UK Virtual Transport Manager conference to return in November

To enable transport managers across the country to take advantage of the information and guidance provided by its renowned Transport Manager conferences, even if they are unable to attend in person, Logistics UK will once again be holding a virtual version of the events, to take place on 10 November 2023. 

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Generation Logistics case study: Lottie Leigh-Browne, Environmental Manager UK & Ireland, GXO

After completing a degree in Environmental Geography, followed by a Masters in Climate Change Science and Policy, Lottie tried roles in consultancy and app development before landing a job which focused on driving corporate sustainability.

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Working for our membership – Reaping the benefits of our Freight Councils

Central to Logistics UK’s democratic structure, and one of the most important ways that we interact with members, is through our councils.

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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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