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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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Month in the media – September 2021 

September has been another busy month for Logistics UK’s media team who secured almost 2,000 pieces of editorial coverage between 25 August 2021 – 28 September 2021, creating the opportunity for 503 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages featured in the media.

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Optimism and confidence return among logistics leaders, survey shows

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is back on track as signs of optimism within the sector grow, according to a recently published survey jointly commissioned by Logistics UK and Carter Backer Winter (CBW), a top 50 firm of accountants.

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Decarbonising transport – the importance of collaborative working

With the 2021 United Nations climate change conference (COP26) fast approaching, decarbonising all aspects of the UK economy – including freight transportation – is a key priority for both the logistics industry and government.

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Logistics UK survey lays bare the true scale of the HGV driver crisis

Logistics UK’s latest Logistics Performance Tracker survey has revealed the size and scale of the current HGV driver shortage.

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Logistics UK broadly welcomes government measures to ease HGV driver shortage

Logistics UK welcomed the package of measures announced by government at the weekend (25 September 2021), aimed at easing the HGV driver shortage.

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Nation’s best van operators named at Logistics UK’s Van Awards

Logistics UK announced the winners of its prestigious Van Awards last week (24 September 2021) at an impressive ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, with entertainment provided by legendary English cricketer, Matthew Hoggard MBE.

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Is net zero possible by 2050? Interview with Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK

Applications are now open for Logistics UK’s brand-new environmental initiative, Route to Net Zero, where the business group is asking its members to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Accelerating the deployment of hydrogen freight vehicles

When it comes to exploring the possible zero-emission solutions for HGVs, there are usually three proposed solutions – battery electric vehicles, overhead catenary-powered vehicles, and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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Avoiding a collision course

This autumn will see a surge in demand for vehicle safety devices outside of London, according to Brigade Electronics.

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Freeze Fuel Duty forever, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has called on government to freeze Fuel Duty forever to give the sector more time to make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on its journey to net zero.

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Traffic Commissioner urges transport managers to safeguard their personal data

Sarah Bell, Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East of England, has urged transport managers to guard their personal data closely in case it falls into the wrong hands.

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Influencing change across government – party conference

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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Delegates at Van Operational Briefings impressed by high calibre of speakers

Delegates who attended Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings last week (14 and 16 September 2021) were overwhelmingly positive in their feedback about the two events, held in Manchester and Beaconsfield respectively.

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Are autonomous river vessels the future of water freight?

A government-backed collaboration between Cory and BAE Systems announced last week (Thursday 16 September 2021) promises to design, develop and demonstrate technologies for the reduction of emissions from marine vessels.

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Expand the National Skills Fund to help resolve driver shortage, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK is urging the government to expand the terms of its National Skills Fund (NSF) – an initiative to help adults train into new careers – to include level 2 qualifications so British workers can access funding to train as HGV drivers, and other vital roles the logistics industry desperately needs to fill.

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Logistics UK chief stresses the severity of the driver shortage to Transport Secretary

David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, underlined the impact of the driver skills crisis to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP and Transport Minister Baroness Vere last week (7 September 2021) at a special business group meeting held at the Department for Transport.

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Discover Logistics Careers campaign to offer employers downloadable toolkits

Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign, which is being publicised via The Sun on Sunday newspaper, will be offering a downloadable toolkit providing a range of resources to help employers get involved.

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Compliance advice summary: bridge strikes

Ray Marshall, Senior Transport Adviser, Member Advice Centre

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Changes to HGV driver testing process: measures a positive step forwards, says Logistics UK

The changes to the HGV driver testing process announced last Friday (10 September 2021) show the government is now moving at pace towards a solution to the current driver shortage, Logistics UK has said.

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TRL will lead project to clear the way for autonomous vehicles

While driverless vehicles may still sound like the stuff of science fiction to many veterans of the logistics industry, one team of expert scientists, engineers and specialists is already engaged on a project to pave the way for their introduction on the nation’s roads.

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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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