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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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UK business groups demand action on driver shortage crisis

As the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers continues to affect the logistics and retail sectors, two of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK and British Retail Consortium (BRC) wrote to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on Sunday (22 August 2021) to outline key three steps the government can take to overcome the problem and protect the supply chain.

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And the nominees are… shortlist for Logistics Awards 2021 has been announced

Following an outstanding number of entrants this year, Logistics UK has announced the finalists in the running to win across 14 categories at its prestigious Logistics Awards 2021.

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Van Operational Briefings now free to attend

To give as many operators as possible access to the crucial information they need to ensure their vans are operated in a safe, efficient and compliant manner, Logistics UK announced last week that its Van Operational Briefings 2021 will now be free to attend.

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New supplement captures the current thinking on decarbonising logistics

A soon-to-be published Logistics Magazine supplement reflecting on the government’s recently published Transport Decarbonisation Plan, captures the current thinking on both the “mammoth challenge and enormous opportunity” that decarbonisation promises to deliver for the industry, David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, has said.

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Logistics Performance Tracker – taking the industry’s temperature

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the UK in spring 2020, Logistics UK has been canvassing the opinions of its members on the financial health and needs of the logistics industry and disseminating the results via its regular Logistics Performance Tracker.

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Embracing apprenticeships

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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Review of Traffic Commissioner function

Government launched a review of the Traffic Commissioner function last week (11 August 2021), encouraging business groups like Logistics UK, along with local authorities and passenger groups to have their say.

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Compliance advice summary

Vehicle maintenance – the importance of record keeping

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Logistics UK announces star name to headline its Logistics Awards 2021

Attendees at Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2021 will be entertained by one of Britain’s brightest comedy talents, with news that stand-up comedian, podcaster and radio presenter Ed Gamble has been signed to provide the laughs and present the awards at this year’s event.

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Border Operating Model: air freight explained

The government recently updated its Border Operating Model (BOM) document, which provides useful, plain-English information on how to navigate the post-Brexit border arrangements, including those for air freight.

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Logistics UK continues to press government to solve HGV driver crisis

The HGV driver crisis, which has rumbled on throughout the summer, shows no sign of abating.

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Cricketing legend to speak at Van Awards 2021

Celebrated English cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the Van Awards 2021 event on 24 September 2021.

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Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

With the industry facing a serious shortage of skilled workers, Logistics UK has launched a comprehensive, free guide for employers from across the sector on “Funding and support for accessing logistics skills.”

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Timing of DVSA’s fee consultation is insensitive, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has said that the timing of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) consultation on increasing the fees it charges is inconsiderate, given the impacts that the agency’s actions have had on the industry and the public over the past 18 months.

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Extension of drivers’ hours relaxation is a sticking plaster, not a solution, according to Logistics UK

The Government’s announcement late last week (6 August 2021) that it would be extending the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours until October 2021 is only of limited value and will not address the deep-rooted causes of the driver shortage crisis, Logistics UK has said.

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Apprenticeships – a different route to leadership

As the logistics sector currently struggles with severe skills shortages, many businesses have been turning their attention to attracting and recruiting young people to the industry, particularly through apprenticeships.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – August 2021

Highlighting campaigns worked on by Logistics UK's policy team

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Ask the MAC – August 2021

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

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Shortage of semiconductors is stunting the van market

An unexpected side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has denied the automotive sector of a vital component – semiconductors.

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Department for Transport publishes Delivery Plan for transitioning to zero emission vans

The promised Delivery Plan for transitioning to zero emission cars and vans was published by the Department for Transport on 14 July 2021 setting out investment and policy initiatives for meeting the 2030 and 2035 phase out dates affecting vans and included significant milestones and ways progress will be monitored.

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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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