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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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In profile: Mims Davies MP, Employment Minister, Department for Work and Pensions

Employment Minister Mims Davies is no stranger to the world of transport, having previously worked in road safety before entering parliament in 2015.

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The growth of digital twins in the rail industry

A digital revolution is currently sweeping across the rail industry. Digital twins are software representations of a physical asset, system or process and they are being used across the industry to improve the design, functioning or planning of a vast array of operations.

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Union Connectivity Review prompts mixed response from Logistics UK

Sir Peter Hendy’s interim report considering the current state of transport connectivity within the UK and the case for future investment has met with a mixed reaction from Logistics UK.

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Infrastructure needs to be put in place for transition to zero-emission vans, Logistics UK says

Last week (Wednesday 10 March) the government confirmed that 2030 will be the phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel vans and 2035 for hybrids in the UK.

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Board of Trade report claims to reveal UK’s true exporting potential

In the same week that the Office for National Statistics revealed that UK exports to the EU were down by 40% in January 2021, the government released new research that estimates that nearly 6.5 million jobs in the UK are supported by exports.

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Logistics UK submits key asks to Scottish Parliament ahead of elections

Logistics UK has produced a nine-page manifesto which it will send to Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections on 6 May.

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Freeports present golden opportunity for rail freight

In last week’s Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to build eight Freeports across England, which is welcome news to many working in the logistics industry.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – March 2021

Keep abreast of Logistics UK's campaigns work

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Logistics UK chief calls out TfL’s negative portrayal of industry

David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, has written to Andy Byford, Commissioner for the Transport for London (TfL), to express his “extreme displeasure” at the way in which the industry is being publicly portrayed by TfL.

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DVSA vocational testing announcement receives a mixed reaction

Following an industry meeting between representatives of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Logistics UK and commercial driving schools last week, the Agency has announced that driver training will be able to recommence as soon as the second part of the relaxation of lockdown measures occurs, which is widely expected to be Monday 12 April.

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Clean Air Zone plans ramp up around Britain

Plans to introduce Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in cities across the UK have progressed apace over the past month, although some city councils have asked to defer the introduction of their schemes owing to the effects of COVID-19.

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Van Excellence Partner delivers game-changing invention

Logistics UK Van Excellence Gold Partner the AA, has launched an innovative solution to allow its vans to tow more cars, freeing up its large recovery trucks to handle more complex breakdowns involving heavier, or more damaged vehicles.

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Business briefing from Logistics UK steers members through the 2021 Budget

Logistics UK members gained valuable insights into emerging trends in the economy and government policy on Monday (8 March 2021), during a special Business Briefing.

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Legislation update – March 2021

Keep up to date with the latest government consultations, recently closed consultations and notable headlines

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Budget sets a strong foundation for economic recovery, says Logistics UK

Measures included in the Budget provide a strong foundation for economic recovery, according to Logistics UK.

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Demand for logistics roles high despite the pandemic

While the unemployment rate across the UK rose to a five-year high of 5.1% in December 2020, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures, the economic pain has not been spread evenly across all sectors of the economy.

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UK jobs must be protected, says Logistics UK

The UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement should be revised to protect UK jobs and ensure that the nation’s cultural expertise can continue to be delivered to Europe and beyond, Logistics UK has said.

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Passenger numbers fall, demand for rail freight rises

What a difference a year makes. Unsurprisingly, given the government’s ‘stay at home’ guidance, the number of passengers on the rail network has declined significantly since March 2020.

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Put yourself back on the road to efficiency and savings

If the COVID-19 crisis proves anything, it is that road hauliers are built of strong stuff.

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DfT £50m pledge for EV chargepoints welcomed by Logistics UK

The Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) announcement of a £50 million boost for electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for those in leasehold and rented accommodation, as well as the expansion of the Workplace Charging Scheme, has been hailed by Logistics UK as a positive step forward in the government’s drive to decarbonise light commercial vehicle (LCV) operations.

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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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