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Logistics UK has called on government to freeze Fuel Duty forever to give the sector more time to make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on its journey to net zero.
Sarah Bell, Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East of England, has urged transport managers to guard their personal data closely in case it falls into the wrong hands.
Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK
Delegates who attended Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings last week (14 and 16 September 2021) were overwhelmingly positive in their feedback about the two events, held in Manchester and Beaconsfield respectively.
A government-backed collaboration between Cory and BAE Systems announced last week (Thursday 16 September 2021) promises to design, develop and demonstrate technologies for the reduction of emissions from marine vessels.
Logistics UK is urging the government to expand the terms of its National Skills Fund (NSF) – an initiative to help adults train into new careers – to include level 2 qualifications so British workers can access funding to train as HGV drivers, and other vital roles the logistics industry desperately needs to fill.
David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, underlined the impact of the driver skills crisis to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP and Transport Minister Baroness Vere last week (7 September 2021) at a special business group meeting held at the Department for Transport.
Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign, which is being publicised via The Sun on Sunday newspaper, will be offering a downloadable toolkit providing a range of resources to help employers get involved.
Ray Marshall, Senior Transport Adviser, Member Advice Centre
The changes to the HGV driver testing process announced last Friday (10 September 2021) show the government is now moving at pace towards a solution to the current driver shortage, Logistics UK has said.
While driverless vehicles may still sound like the stuff of science fiction to many veterans of the logistics industry, one team of expert scientists, engineers and specialists is already engaged on a project to pave the way for their introduction on the nation’s roads.
Spotlight on the driver shortage campaign run by the Logistics UK policy team
Following a pause in publication in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Logistics UK’s Transport Manager Survey has returned for 2021.
Continental Tyres is set to showcase products from the Bandvulc and Continental ranges at the upcoming Tip-Ex 2021 show in Harrogate.
The van market saw its second-best August on record, with more than 20,500 registrations during what is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The UK has backed a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Monday (13 September 2021), marking the start of the greenest London International Shipping Week.
Following the recent launch of its Discover Logistics Careers campaign, Logistics UK is delighted to announce a partnership with the Sun on Sunday newspaper, to begin on 1 October 2021.
It was a full house and a packed agenda at the British Motor Museum on Tuesday (7 September 2021) for the Fleet Engineer conference – the first Logistics UK event to be held in person since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the UK in spring 2020.
Thirteen of the UK’s finest van operators were celebrating recently after being named as finalists in Logistics UK’s prestigious Van Awards 2021.
Recent wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.
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.
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.
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.
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