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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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ITT Hub gears up for growth with Cold Chain Hub

Following the success of the first ITT Hub, organiser Farnborough International is announcing growth plans for 2022.

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TVL Security and Ford tackle van theft

Vehicle and contents theft is a key concern among van operators; in the first six months of 2020, there were 11,729 recorded incidents of contents theft from vans and light commercial vehicles. Drivers and businesses and operators are keen to do all they can to reduce the threat, with 80% of respondents to Logistics UK’s Van Security Survey noting they would pay extra for additional factory fitted security measures.

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Give logistics businesses time to implement new apprenticeship standard, says Logistics UK

The introduction of a new Apprenticeship category for HGV drivers, enabling them to drive HGVs and trailers (or C+E as categorised on their driving licence), has been welcomed by Logistics UK as a positive step in building and retaining the workforce of tomorrow.

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In profile: Peter Woodhouse, Partner, Head of Business Sector and Employment Team, Stone King LLP

Many Logistics UK members from the south-west region will already know Peter Woodhouse from his work chairing the South West Regional Freight Council, which he joined as a member in 1997.

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Policy wins – August 2021

Recent wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Logistics UK welcomes new weekday Congestion Charge times but opposes the higher charge

Following temporary changes introduced last summer, Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation on permanent changes to the Congestion Charge last week (28 July 2021).

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Keeping the decarbonisation of rail on track

As reported in last week’s Logistics Magazine, the Department for Transport (DfT) published a commitment in its Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) last month to make the rail network net zero by 2050, an aim supported by Logistics UK and its members.

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Manufacturing figures for commercial vehicles paint a mixed picture

The latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal a mixed picture for UK commercial vehicle production in June 2021.

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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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Van operators invited to attend industry events in September

Logistics UK is inviting its members that operate van fleets to attend one of three events it is holding in September.

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Legislation update – August 2021

Keep abreast of current consultations, recently closed consultations and announcements.

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Logistics UK presses government for temporary driver visas to ease supply chain issues

Logistics UK urged the government to review its decision not to grant temporary work visas to EU HGV drivers last week (29 July 2021), in the wake of mounting pressure on the UK's supply chain caused by a lack of available delivery personnel.

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Ask the MAC - July 2021

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

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Transport Manager Conference Series is back for 2021

Logistics UK’s popular Transport Manager conference series – sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres –returns in autumn 2021 with live events planned at 11 venues around the UK. The conferences will highlight key issues for anyone involved in running vehicle fleets, providing professional advice, and helping them remain compliant and up to speed on the latest legislative developments. 

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The Net Zero railway revolution is speeding towards us

Within the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP), published in July 2021, is a commitment to make the rail network Net Zero by 2050 – a move supported by Logistics UK and members – through an extensive electrification programme and use of battery and hydrogen technologies. The Rail Environment Policy Statement: on Track for a Cleaner, Greener Railway was published alongside the plan, which sets out in more detail the Government’s direction for the rail industry on environmental sustainability.

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DVSA to provide essential enforcement update at Logistics UK’s Fleet Engineer Conference

Representatives from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are the latest speakers confirmed for Logistics UK’s 2021 Fleet Engineer Conference, an unmissable event for anyone with responsibility for specifying commercial vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness and compliance, and maintaining fleets.

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Logistics UK updates essential compliance training for suppliers of light commercial vehicles

Light commercial vehicle (LCV) operations are subject to several compliance and legislative requirements, with rules governing vehicle defect reporting, load security, speed limits and over loading – to name a few – and further tightening of the rules on the horizon.

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Logistics UK fights for essential sector status for logistics workers to protect supply chain against ‘pingdemic’

With the ‘pingdemic’ placing intense pressure on logistics businesses and UK supply chains, Logistics UK continues to press the Government to allow logistics workers to avoid isolation if they are contacted by the NHS COVID-19 app, providing they have received two vaccinations and have negative PCR test results.

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How to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace: Government publishes new essential guidance

With the UK now in Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published updated Working safely during coronavirus guidance to help businesses reduce the risk of transmission and protect staff and customers.

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Logistics UK guides members on the route into the world of apprenticeships

With the ongoing driver shortage causing headaches for members across the country, and many struggling to identify the workforce of tomorrow, Logistics UK held a webinar this week to explain more about how members in England can use the apprenticeship levy to recruit and train new staff.

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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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