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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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Finding your path to a greener commercial fleet with the LEXperts

Following the recent announcement from the UK government, new vehicles powered solely by an internal combustion engine (ICE) will no longer be available for your fleet from 2035. But why should commercial fleet managers consider transitioning to electric before this date? And what are the main considerations to think about in the process?

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Four ways that retail logistics teams can deliver ecommerce success

Ecommerce sales are tipped to hit $8.1 trillion by 2026. So it’s no surprise that retailers of all sizes are keen to get hold of the biggest possible slice of the pie.

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The transport and logistics industry’s letter to the Chancellor in full (16 October 2023)

As reported in this week’s Logistics Magazine, industry bodies across the logistics and transport sectors have called for a new approach to strategic transport infrastructure decisions to avoid disruption that increases costs and harms business confidence. This group has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, highlighting the need for a clear, long-term plan that endures across political cycles. The subsequent letter is documented in full below.

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UK Space Agency ready to ‘unlock’ benefits of satellite data and services for logistics sector 

The government has this week announced ‘Unlocking Space for Business’, an 18-month programme designed to allow hundreds of organisations across the UK – with a focus on the leading transport, logistics and financial services sectors – to harness the advantages offered by satellites through enhanced imagery, connectivity and navigation capabilities. 

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Busy transport managers alert! Logistics UK Virtual Transport Manager conference to return in November

To enable transport managers across the country to take advantage of the information and guidance provided by its renowned Transport Manager conferences, even if they are unable to attend in person, Logistics UK will once again be holding a virtual version of the events, to take place on 10 November 2023. 

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Generation Logistics case study: Lottie Leigh-Browne, Environmental Manager UK & Ireland, GXO

After completing a degree in Environmental Geography, followed by a Masters in Climate Change Science and Policy, Lottie tried roles in consultancy and app development before landing a job which focused on driving corporate sustainability.

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Working for our membership – Reaping the benefits of our Freight Councils

Central to Logistics UK’s democratic structure, and one of the most important ways that we interact with members, is through our councils.

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MTS Cleansing Services believes FORS training is fundamental to fleet efficiency

Liquid waste management company MTS Cleansing Services believes FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has been fundamental to a marked improvement in its fleet productivity.

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UK van drivers’ mental health short-changed by cost-of-living crisis

According to a study of 1,000 UK van drivers by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, one in four UK van drivers experienced adverse mental health issues last year, while two-thirds felt overwhelmed at least once a month during the course of their daily business.

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Logistics UK "disappointed" with the NIC Second National Infrastructure Assessment

Responding to the NIC’s National Infrastructure Assessment announced today (18 October 2023), Logistics UK’s Chief Executive David Wells OBE expressed the sector’s disappointment at the lack of consideration given to the needs of logistics businesses.

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Government’s £200m boost to decarbonise freight is “long awaited” but “most welcome”, says Logistics UK 

Today, as part of a week of new initiatives launched by the government to ‘shine a light’ on the crucial importance of freight to the UK, it has announced the winners of its £200 million boost to help decarbonise the logistics sector. 

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Logistics UK officially approved as a government-funded apprenticeship provider

Logistics UK is pleased to announce its successful application to the Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register (APAR), initially launching the Level 3 Transport Operations Supervisor programme in January 2024, with further apprenticeships expected to be announced in the coming months. 

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Generation Logistics continues to future-proof the logistics industry as it launches second year of campaign

Generation Logistics, the industry-led logistics awareness campaign launched in August 2022, is powering into its second year to continue raising awareness of the logistics profession and discovering the next generation of logistics talent.

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Transport and logistics industry calls on Chancellor for essential change

On 16 October, industry bodies across the logistics and transport sectors called for a new approach to strategic transport infrastructure decisions, to avoid disruption caused by political cycles and the stop-start decisions that increase costs and harm business confidence. 

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Unblocking Channel Tunnel could deliver faster future for UK rail freight

Since its opening in 1994, the Channel Tunnel has remained the quickest route for both passengers and freight looking to reach mainland Europe from Folkestone, Kent.

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Calling all logistics leaders! Last chance to join Digital Transformation conference    

With speakers including Andy Street CBE, Mayor of the West Midlands (the fastest growing digital economy outside of London) tickets are selling fast for Logistics UK’s brand-new Digital Transformation conference.

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Logistics UK responds to Shadow Chancellor’s comments on infrastructure

Logistics UK welcomes the comments made by Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on Monday on the need to accelerate the building of critical infrastructure which could improve the support that the logistics sector and the “sluggish” UK economy needs.

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DPD wins Sustainable Transport category at National Sustainability Awards

The annual National Sustainability Awards seek to highlight great innovation and breadth of impact across all sectors that can help build a more sustainable and better future. As well as highlighting best practice, the awards aim to show how, with good leadership, society can find a more sustainable path so that future generations will be able to live in a cleaner, greener world.

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Generation Logistics case study: Kieran Vaghela, Research and Insights Manager, St Modwen

Whilst studying at university, Kieran worked in a warehouse merely to supplement his income.

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Logistics UK hosts roundtable with Welsh government to plan for the future

Logistics businesses met with Lee Waters, Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change, earlier this month to discuss the development of a clear future plan for freight and logistics. At the event, members and industry leaders discussed the key priorities for the Wales National Freight and Logistics Plan – due to be published in 2024. 

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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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