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Rail freight capacity in the North of England should be set to increase, following the approval of the second phase of High Speed 2 last week.
From 1 March, all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will be required to have an HGV safety permit to access the capital.
Find out about the latest developments on Logistics UK's policy campaigns
The Member Advice Centre, or MAC as it is more commonly known, is a six-strong team which dispenses expert advice on legal and compliance matters to all of Logistics UK’s 18,000 members.
A recently published report, produced by an automotive manufacturer, electricity supplier and university, explores how the bi-directional charging capability of electric vehicles (EVs) could contribute to lower emissions and help achieve long-term goals in relation to climate change.
Members at last week’s Van Policy Working Group enjoyed a lively discussion on the government’s target to end the sale of petrol and diesel vans by 2030.
Logistics UK has announced an exciting new partnership with Avail this week – a driver hire technology platform – which offers members a transparent, low-fee alternative to traditional driving agencies.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the UK last spring, all modes of transporting freight have been affected.
There are now just weeks remaining until new standards come into force in the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which covers most of the area inside the M25 motorway and the implementation of the Direct Vision Standard.
Logistics UK’s CEO, David Wells, held a highly constructive first meeting with Loveday Ryder, the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on Friday 29 January.
The connected fleet will be crucial to the transport and logistics sector working smarter as it plots a course for recovery, Beverley Wise, Director UK & Ireland, Webfleet Solutions, explains.
Logistics UK welcomes the announcement made last week that the A1 improvement scheme has been approved by Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon.
Ensuring that HGV drivers continue to receive their periodic training has become more of a challenge recently, with operators needing to balance the need for their drivers to socially distance with their need to stay up to date.
The latest developments from the Logistics UK policy team
The government’s announcement last Friday (29 January 2021) on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) rules for hauliers moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland using groupage comes after pressure from the logistics sector to ease the administrative burden after Brexit.
With an atomic weight of just one, hydrogen is both the lightest element on the periodic table and the most abundant chemical element in the known universe.
Discover the answers to questions put to the Member Advice Centre
Highways England says that it expects to create tens of thousands of jobs during the construction of the Lower Thames Crossing.
Keep up to date with the latest government consultations, recently closed consultations and notable headlines
As deputy chief operating officer of one of the UK’s biggest ambulance services, Rob Ashford has a hugely responsible role at the best of times.
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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