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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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Decarbonising the LCV sector

When it comes to decarbonising the UK’s commercial vehicle parc, the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sector promises to be the scene of the earliest wins.

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Transport decarbonisation plan heralds a revolution in logistics

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP heralded the government’s publication of its long-awaited Transport decarbonisation plan yesterday (14 July 2021) as “just the start” of a revolution that will see all modes of domestic transport decarbonised by 2050.

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Driving transformation in the transport sector

Amelia Streeter-Smith, Transport Account Director, Neos Networks

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Online retail: the need to go green

Online retail sales have been growing steadily in recent years. In fact, it is predicted that in ten years, the internet will account for 53% of all retail sales.

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Compliance advice summary: drivers' hours

Tom Griffith, Senior Transport Advisor, Member Advice Centre

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Minister meets with Logistics UK and member organisation in urgent recruitment push for hauliers

Employment Minister Mims Davies MP met with Logistics UK and A.I.M Commercial Services Ltd at the company’s site in Ripley, Derbyshire this week (14 July 2021), to discuss how best to attract new recruits to the sector and help businesses across logistics to drive the economic recovery.

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Drivers’ hours extension is not the answer to skills shortage, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK reacted with dismay to the announcement last week (7 July 2021) of the continued relaxation of drivers’ hours legislation until 8 August 2021, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work.

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Logistics UK announces Van Driver of the Year 2021 winners

Following a challenging assessment day at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Sam Burton of Wayfair has been crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2021. Burton – who is based in Leicestershire – made it a double success, also being named as Logistics UK’s Van Excellence Driver, a category open only to certified operators of the business group’s Van Excellence scheme.

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Clearing the air – more Clean Air Zones due to be implemented across Britain

The introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) and Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in cities and towns across the UK is now well underway.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – July 2021

Highlighting campaigns worked on by Logistics UK's policy team

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In profile: Bethany Windsor, Operations Manager, Career Ready, Think Logistics and NOVUS

Recruitment has never been a more pressing issue for the logistics sector, with more than six out of ten respondents to Logistics UK’s recent Logistics Performance Tracker survey expecting severe difficulties hiring for certain roles.

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Logistics UK webinar to offer fleet electrification support

With the UK government’s transport decarbonisation plan expected to be launched in the coming weeks, emissions reduction must be a key focus for operators across the nation.

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Logistics UK announces Van Driver of the Year 2021 shortlist

Logistics UK has announced which of the UK’s best van drivers have been shortlisted to take part in its Van Driver of the Year contest, taking place this weekend (Saturday 10 July 2021) at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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NOVUS helps Logistics UK members recruit the business leaders of tomorrow

Logistics UK members are turning to NOVUS to help them to recruit the talent they need to manage the increasingly sophisticated supply chains of the future.

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Legislation update – July 2021

Keep up to date with the latest government consultations, recently closed consultations and announcements.

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More than 20,000 vans will be pulled into scope of operator licensing under new proposals

The Department for Transport has estimated that more than 20,000 vans will come into scope of operator licensing when the changes come into force in May 2022.

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Kent lorry parking decision will protect supply chain, says Logistics UK

The decision by ministers to withdraw powers from Kent County Council (KCC) to clamp HGVs parked in lay-bys across Kent beyond 30 June 2021 has been applauded by Logistics UK.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – July 2021

Read about recent policy wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Logistics UK ramps up its activities to tackle the HGV driver shortage

Logistics UK has stepped up its work with both its members and the government to help the industry address the HGV driver shortage issue, which continues to be a serious cause for concern.

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Are we nearing the dawn of driverless vehicles?

The final session of the Future Logistics Conference at last week’s ITT Hub event (1 July 2021) concentrated on one of the hottest topics in transport technology – the development of autonomous or driverless vehicles.

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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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