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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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Generation Logistics case study: Freddie Allan, Graduate Management Trainee, DFDS

Finding the right graduate placement can be a difficult task, which is something Freddie knows all too well.

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Spotlight on a policy manager... decarbonising logistics  

Having joined in December as Head of Environment Policy, I am responsible for all things decarbonisation.

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Member factsheet: Recording of domestic hours using a tachograph

Each month we’ll be highlighting the vast array of compliance information produced at Logistics UK.

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Warning: Northern Ireland strike action on 18 January

In what is being labelled as a ‘generalised day of action’, multiple unions in Northern Ireland are planning widespread walkouts on 18 January in what's expected to be the biggest strike in the region's history.

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Logistics UK releases 2024 Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Road Operator members should begin receiving their 2024 Yearbook of Road Transport Law this week – if they haven’t already – and it remains as essential as ever for road transport operator across the UK.

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Register now for Logistics UK’s first member briefing of 2024

Our first member briefing webinar of 2024 is taking place on 18 January at 10am.  Working in the logistics industry has presented a number of quite formidable challenges in the last few years, including Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, an acute skills shortage, a global recession and impending decarbonisation deadlines, all while in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis.

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Solving the talent gap: Degree apprenticeships in the supply chain

Stacey Hayes-Allen, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Arden University, discusses the potential of apprenticeships in bridging the talent divide, and why more businesses in the supply chain sector should consider investing in training and upskilling their workforce.

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Generation Logistics case study: Tom Haskayne, Stock & Systems Manager, ASDA

Tom is a great example of two very different, but equally positive, aspects of logistics.

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Department for Transport (DfT) issues proposals for reform of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC)

Logistics UK is pleased that that the DfT has issued its response to the consultation on reform of the DCPC qualification that anticipates significant changes to the way vocational drivers receive periodic training through their careers.

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Attention all drivers: New enforcement on parking in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council will begin enforcing the new law on parking on pavements and double parking, parking at crossing points and parking on verges that lie between roads and pavements from Monday 29 January 2024.

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2024: Ushering in a new era of post-Brexit trade

The Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) will see new security and sanitary and phytosanitary controls apply to goods imported from the EU in a phased introduction from January 2024. The arrangement marks a significant change in customs and border procedures, and those working within international freight operations must be prepared for the implementation of the model.

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Spring Budget date announced with Logistics UK poised for response 

The Treasury has confirmed that the next Budget will be held on 6 March 2024.

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Scottish budget: Government increases spending on roads, but reduces it on skills and freight

Scottish Deputy First Minister Shona Robison delivered the Scottish Budget on 19 December outlining fiscal plans for 2024-25, including a spending increase of over £200 million on trunk road safety, adaptation, maintenance and improvement, including to continue the A9 dualling programme.

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Logistics workers are totally devoted – and we have the proof!

Jonny Johnstone, 45, a Tesco delivery from County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, won an incredible £3.8m Lotto jackpot, but still returned to work a week later to make sure his customers got their goods in time for the festive period.

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Progress and setbacks on the route to net zero: A look back at 2023

Fleet managers have been kept on their toes throughout 2023 by several regulatory changes affecting the sector. From delays to the UK’s transport decarbonisation agenda to changes to the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) criteria, last year was certainly a time of challenge and change for the road transport industry.

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Generation Logistics case study: Tyrone Moulton, Warehouse Manager, DHL

Tyrone saw logistics as a sector that could offer him not just a job, but a career with prospects and opportunities for a long-term working future.

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A month in the media - December 2023

During December, media interest in logistics has continued to be high, with the Logistics UK press office busy providing comment on a variety of issues to ensure the views of its members maintain a significant presence in the headlines.

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Changes to EU Rules of Origin – battery electric vehicles

Logistics UK is pleased that tariffs on battery electric vehicles traded between the UK and EU will be delayed for three years.

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Government sets ambitious rail freight growth target 

On 20 December, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced a target to grow rail freight by at least 75% by 2050.

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Ask the MAC – January 2024

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

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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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Logistics Magazine provides in-depth coverage of supply chain, logistics, and global trade issues. The magazine's mission is to provide readers with high-quality information and insights that will help them make better decisions.