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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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Cricketing legend to speak at Van Awards 2021

Celebrated English cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the Van Awards 2021 event on 24 September 2021.

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Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

With the industry facing a serious shortage of skilled workers, Logistics UK has launched a comprehensive, free guide for employers from across the sector on “Funding and support for accessing logistics skills.”

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Timing of DVSA’s fee consultation is insensitive, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has said that the timing of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) consultation on increasing the fees it charges is inconsiderate, given the impacts that the agency’s actions have had on the industry and the public over the past 18 months.

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Extension of drivers’ hours relaxation is a sticking plaster, not a solution, according to Logistics UK

The Government’s announcement late last week (6 August 2021) that it would be extending the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours until October 2021 is only of limited value and will not address the deep-rooted causes of the driver shortage crisis, Logistics UK has said.

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TVL Security and Ford tackle van theft

Vehicle and contents theft is a key concern among van operators; in the first six months of 2020, there were 11,729 recorded incidents of contents theft from vans and light commercial vehicles. Drivers and businesses and operators are keen to do all they can to reduce the threat, with 80% of respondents to Logistics UK’s Van Security Survey noting they would pay extra for additional factory fitted security measures.

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Department for Transport publishes Delivery Plan for transitioning to zero emission vans

The promised Delivery Plan for transitioning to zero emission cars and vans was published by the Department for Transport on 14 July 2021 setting out investment and policy initiatives for meeting the 2030 and 2035 phase out dates affecting vans and included significant milestones and ways progress will be monitored.

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ITT Hub gears up for growth with Cold Chain Hub

Following the success of the first ITT Hub, organiser Farnborough International is announcing growth plans for 2022.

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Apprenticeships – a different route to leadership

As the logistics sector currently struggles with severe skills shortages, many businesses have been turning their attention to attracting and recruiting young people to the industry, particularly through apprenticeships.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – August 2021

Highlighting campaigns worked on by Logistics UK's policy team

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Shortage of semiconductors is stunting the van market

An unexpected side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has denied the automotive sector of a vital component – semiconductors.

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Ask the MAC – August 2021

Discover answers to questions put to Logistics UK's Member Advice Centre.

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Give logistics businesses time to implement new apprenticeship standard, says Logistics UK

The introduction of a new Apprenticeship category for HGV drivers, enabling them to drive HGVs and trailers (or C+E as categorised on their driving licence), has been welcomed by Logistics UK as a positive step in building and retaining the workforce of tomorrow.

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In profile: Peter Woodhouse, Partner, Head of Business Sector and Employment Team, Stone King LLP

Many Logistics UK members from the south-west region will already know Peter Woodhouse from his work chairing the South West Regional Freight Council, which he joined as a member in 1997.

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Policy wins – August 2021

Recent wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Logistics UK welcomes new weekday Congestion Charge times but opposes the higher charge

Following temporary changes introduced last summer, Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation on permanent changes to the Congestion Charge last week (28 July 2021).

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Keeping the decarbonisation of rail on track

As reported in last week’s Logistics Magazine, the Department for Transport (DfT) published a commitment in its Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) last month to make the rail network net zero by 2050, an aim supported by Logistics UK and its members.

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Manufacturing figures for commercial vehicles paint a mixed picture

The latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal a mixed picture for UK commercial vehicle production in June 2021.

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Ask the MAC – August 2021

Discover answers to questions put to Logistics UK's Member Advice Centre.

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Van operators invited to attend industry events in September

Logistics UK is inviting its members that operate van fleets to attend one of three events it is holding in September.

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Legislation update – August 2021

Keep abreast of current consultations, recently closed consultations and announcements.

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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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