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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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2035 ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid vans unlikely to be achieved, FTA says

FTA has said that the new target to ban petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2035 is not only extremely ambitious, it is also unlikely to be achieved unless the government takes urgent action.

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Ask the MAC - March 2020

Read the answers to questions received by our Member Advice Centre team

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HS2 has the green light: now it must deliver for logistics

FTA is relieved the government has provided clarity on HS2, but logistics businesses now need a guarantee it will use the high-speed rail line to free up space for rail freight services on existing lines. The business group is also calling on the government to commit to a nationwide programme of upgrades to the rail network; HS2 will not solve capacity issues in other regions.

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Ethical logistics

When it comes to supply chain management, sustainability and profitability are no longer mutually exclusive concepts. While logistics remains a low-margin industry, the bottom line no longer has to be sacrificed to implement financially crippling environmental policies. Instead sustainability can complement a company’s competitiveness.

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In profile: Scott Gibbons

At last year’s series of Transport Manager conferences, there was one session which consistently scored above all others in delegates’ feedback. This was a presentation on the use of Vehicles as a Weapon (VAW), which was delivered by Scott Gibbons from National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ).

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Delivering supply chain solutions

FTA has recently launched a brand-new supply chain consultancy service. Three industry experts – Martin Palmer, Eddy de Jong and Paul Wilson – will deliver the new service, which will complement FTA’s existing in-house consultancy service.

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Trading insights

Born into a family haulage business, John Lucy can claim to have spent his whole life in the logistics industry. He spent the early part of his career building up an international transport business, before deciding to close it 20 years ago. Since then he has held various management roles within the industry. In 2018 he joined FTA as Manager – International Trade and Transport Procedures, supporting and informing members that buy or operate international road freight services.

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Modal councils tackle the big issues

FTA’s modal councils – road, air, water and rail – follow the 13 regional Freight Councils that take place quarterly across the UK. While the regional Freight Councils often share a largely common agenda, they also offer the opportunity to discuss local issues that are important to FTA members. These feed into the modal councils, which are the democratic bodies of FTA that determine FTA’s policy position.

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Key campaigns - March 2020

By identifying the key campaigns to focus on – taxation and UK-EU trade – FTA continues to champion the issues which mean the most to you, our members.

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Legislation update - March 2020

Keep up to date with legislation

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Employment status

IR35 is a tax law introduced to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying their services to clients via an ‘intermediary’ who would otherwise be an employee.

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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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