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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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Logistics UK presses government for temporary driver visas to ease supply chain issues

Logistics UK urged the government to review its decision not to grant temporary work visas to EU HGV drivers last week (29 July 2021), in the wake of mounting pressure on the UK's supply chain caused by a lack of available delivery personnel.

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Ask the MAC - July 2021

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

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Logistics UK fights for essential sector status for logistics workers to protect supply chain against ‘pingdemic’

With the ‘pingdemic’ placing intense pressure on logistics businesses and UK supply chains, Logistics UK continues to press the Government to allow logistics workers to avoid isolation if they are contacted by the NHS COVID-19 app, providing they have received two vaccinations and have negative PCR test results.

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How to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace: Government publishes new essential guidance

With the UK now in Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published updated Working safely during coronavirus guidance to help businesses reduce the risk of transmission and protect staff and customers.

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Logistics UK guides members on the route into the world of apprenticeships

With the ongoing driver shortage causing headaches for members across the country, and many struggling to identify the workforce of tomorrow, Logistics UK held a webinar this week to explain more about how members in England can use the apprenticeship levy to recruit and train new staff.

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HGV driver shortage: Logistics UK keeps the pressure on Government

Logistics UK continued to pressure the Government this week to seek effective resolutions to the HGV driver shortage.

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Transport Manager Conference Series is back for 2021

Logistics UK’s popular Transport Manager conference series – sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres –returns in autumn 2021 with live events planned at 11 venues around the UK. The conferences will highlight key issues for anyone involved in running vehicle fleets, providing professional advice, and helping them remain compliant and up to speed on the latest legislative developments. 

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The Net Zero railway revolution is speeding towards us

Within the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP), published in July 2021, is a commitment to make the rail network Net Zero by 2050 – a move supported by Logistics UK and members – through an extensive electrification programme and use of battery and hydrogen technologies. The Rail Environment Policy Statement: on Track for a Cleaner, Greener Railway was published alongside the plan, which sets out in more detail the Government’s direction for the rail industry on environmental sustainability.

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DVSA to provide essential enforcement update at Logistics UK’s Fleet Engineer Conference

Representatives from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are the latest speakers confirmed for Logistics UK’s 2021 Fleet Engineer Conference, an unmissable event for anyone with responsibility for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness and compliance, and maintaining fleets.

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Logistics UK updates essential compliance training for suppliers of light commercial vehicles

Light commercial vehicle (LCV) operations are subject to several compliance and legislative requirements, with rules governing vehicle defect reporting, load security, speed limits and over loading – to name a few – and further tightening of the rules on the horizon.

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Month in the media – July 2021

July has been another busy month for the Logistics UK press team, as they secured 560 pieces of editorial coverage between 22 June – 26 July 2021.

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Strong start for Lime Logistics and TD Express in first months with Continental Tyres

Nine months after signing a three-year tyre-supply deal with Continental Tyres, Lime Logistics and TD Express are enjoying all the benefits that the premium tyre and technology provider can bring, with a combined policy of new and retreaded rubber, meaning neither company has seen tyre management costs increase over their outgoing low to mid-range policy.

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Government plan unlikely to solve driver crisis until 2022, says Logistics UK

Tuesday’s (20 July 2021)’s announcement of a government plan to support the recovery of the logistics sector and tackle HGV driver shortages acknowledges industry concerns over testing delays and the simplification of the process involved in the acquisition of an HGV licence.

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Logistics UK continues to push for action on HGV driver shortage

The rise in driving vacancies and dearth of available HGV drivers to fill them is putting the UK supply chain at risk, Logistics UK has warned.

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Route to Net Zero

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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Ambitious plan marks a step change in the drive to decarbonise logistics

First mooted for publication last autumn, the government’s Transport decarbonisation plan, finally launched last week (14 July 2021) has been a long time in gestation.

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New driver apprenticeship standard good news for industry, Logistics UK says

The expected launch of the new C+E driver apprenticeship standard for Large Goods Vehicles on 1 August, with a funding level of £7,000, is encouraging news for the logistics sector, particularly for businesses currently struggling to fill driving vacancies, Logistics UK has said.

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The telematics route to tackling driver well-being

Beverley Wise, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Webfleet Solutions

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Decarbonising air freight

In June, Logistics UK partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) to present government with a call for action to enable the UK to facilitate the sustainable growth of its vital air freight industry.

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Drivers deserve promised government support to get a good night’s sleep, says Logistics UK

It is estimated that more than 1,400 HGV drivers were forced to spend the night sleeping in their cabs on Sunday, owing to a chronic lack of safe and secure parking spaces for their vehicles.

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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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