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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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Logistics UK’s popular Transport Manager conference comes to Northern Ireland in October

With its own dedicated programme offering specific support and advice for the logistics industry in Northern Ireland, Logistics UK’s popular Transport Manager conference is returning to the Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast on 5 October 2023 for a full day of exclusive talks, topical information and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

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Can you help RHA move supplies to Poland for Ukrainian humanitarian aid?

Following on from Logistics UK’s successful Supply Ukraine initiative, launched at the start of the war in the region, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is currently identifying possible support among hauliers to move some much-needed humanitarian supplies to Poland.

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Building the truck of the future: Legislative timelines and safety design

By John Comer, Head of Product Management at Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland

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Generation Logistics case study: Edward Knight, Driver Trainer Instructor, HOYER

Before 2015, Edward had worked in a variety of different roles, from collecting food waste to retail management, but working in transport had always appealed to him, so when an opportunity came up with HOYER, he didn’t hesitate to apply.

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Campaign highlight: Logistics UK’s latest report on skills published

Logistics UK has published the Logistics Skills Review 2023, looking at the latest skills challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

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Government announce support for UK SAF Industry

The UK government has announced the implementation of a revenue certainty programme to boost SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) production in the UK. As part of the Energy Bill, the government has tabled legislation that will launch a consultation on options for designing and implementing the scheme.

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First EV-only factory in North-West shows “government has right plan for UK's automotive sector”

Battery-powered vans rolled off the assembly line at the Ellesmere Port plant this week as the UK’s first electric vehicle factory began production.

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New insurance offering slashes costs and saves time for FORS Accredited Operators

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has collaborated with its Insurance Partner, SJL Insurance Services, to offer accredited operators access to a new, bespoke insurance product to help them save time and money.

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Government partnership with logistics industry could unlock £3.9bn in economic growth

More targeted government investment – combined with action to improve the flow of goods across borders and a commitment to work in closer partnership with the logistics sector – could boost GDP by £3.9 billion per annum by 2030 and generate enough revenue to finance the salaries of 20,000 nurses, according to a new independent report by Oxford Economics on behalf of business group Logistics UK. 

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TfL’s new Direct Vision Standard ignores industry concerns, says Logistics UK and RHA in joint statement

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Logistics UK, the two main groups representing the UK’s hauliers, have expressed disappointment that the new Direct Vision Standard (DVS), published on 5 September 2023 by Transport for London (TfL), does not take into account concerns that have already been expressed by industry.

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First annual Logistics Finance Forum is a “great opportunity” for sector leaders

Logistics UK, in its role as one of the UK’s leading business groups, will host the Logistics Finance Forum 2023 next week, its first annual senior engagement event for leaders within the logistics industry.

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Prime Minister urged to press on with Future of Transport Bill by 50+ transport technology companies and Logistics UK

A letter to the Prime Minister signed by over 50 businesses in the intelligent transport sector has called on the government to move forward with a Future of Transport Bill in the upcoming King’s Speech.

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Geospatial Commission report highlights need for location data to support EV chargepoint rollout

The report, called Charging Ahead, is intended to help councils make strategic decisions on where to install EV chargepoints, which will become a crucial part of UK infrastructure with petrol and diesel vehicles being phased out by 2030.

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Vehicle safety in an autonomous world: an interview

We sat down with Mark Cracknell, Programme Director at Zenzic, to find out more about how he’s helping accelerate the deployment of connected and automated mobility to deliver benefits to UK businesses and the travelling public.

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Safe loading security practices: What you need to know and how Logistics UK can help

Logistics UK worked with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), along with other industry stakeholders, to review and update the load security code of practice guide; this was published in July 2023.  

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Generation Logistics Case Study: Abby Rennie, Vehicle and Asset Sales Advisor, MB Plant

Abby Rennie is 19 years old but already has a well-rounded view on the logistics world and has become a real asset in her position as Vehicle and Asset Advisor at MB Plant in Peterhead, Scotland.

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Policy wins: Planning System - Logistics UK calls for reforms

Logistics UK has been calling for reform to national infrastructure planning, given the vital role of the planning system in delivering an efficient logistics sector.

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Legislation update – August 2023

Keep abreast of the live government consultations, recently closed consultations and key announcements.

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Ask the MAC – September 2023

Every month we get a variety of questions and every month our intrepid Member Advice Centre has the answers.

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From share of wallet to “share of life” with reverse logistics

Reverse logistics can be a costly and complex process for retailers. Shipping, handling, and processing returned items can lead to increased costs and management overheads. Furthermore, managing reverse logistics can be a complex task, especially for ecommerce businesses that operate across multiple channels and locations.  

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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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