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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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Logistics UK talks connected and autonomous mobility with minister

Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK’s Director of Policy, met with Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone this week (Monday 28 June 2021), to discuss the potential market for connected and autonomous mobility (CAM) within the UK’s logistics sector.

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More than six out of ten respondents to Logistics UK survey expect severe difficulties recruiting HGV drivers

The latest Logistics Performance Tracker (LPT) from Logistics UK reveals that more than six out of ten respondents (60.9%) expect severe or very severe difficulties recruiting HGV drivers, with a further 32.8% expecting to encounter minor or moderate recruitment issues.

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Tyre pressure monitoring – why is it important?

Ian Jackson, Digital Solutions/Technical Systems Manager at Continental Tyres, explains the benefits of correct tyre inflation and tyre pressure monitoring systems for truck operators

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Month in the media – June 2021   

June has been another busy month for the Logistics UK press team, as it secured 215 pieces of editorial coverage between 27 May 2021 – 21 June 2021. 

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Make driver training affordable and fast-track testing, Logistics UK urges government

The shortage of HGV drivers is now so severe that it is placing real pressure on the UK's interconnected supply chain, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK conference set to discuss the future of vans

Decarbonisation is a high priority for businesses operating vans of any fleet size, and to support this, Logistics UK has announced a session dedicated to exploring the future of vans at its upcoming Future Logistics Conference, part of the ITT Hub event.

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Original Equipment Manufacturers make the VARTA ProMotive AGM their first choice

Clarios, the global market leader in advanced energy storage solutions, has a long history of working with vehicle manufacturers to develop best-in-class batteries.

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Set for take-off: industry ‘call for action’ to secure a vibrant future for UK air freight

A landmark ‘call for action’ setting out 11 key recommendations for the UK to facilitate the sustainable growth of its economically-vital air freight industry was presented to the government by Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) and Logistics UK last week (15 June 2021).

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Government trialling Emergency Alerts warning service

The government is trialling a new warning alert service, which will send an alert direct to people’s mobile phones where there is a risk to life, such as a flood or terror attack, ahead of its planned UK-wide rollout.

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Exclusive Logistics UK-government webinar to outline ways to recruit for key roles in logistics

To help address the current recruitment crisis, Logistics UK will be holding a member briefing on Tuesday 13 July, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Education (DfE).

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Opportunity to approach ex-forces personnel to fill staff vacancies

Owing to the severe staff shortages reported by the industry, many logistics operators are increasingly looking to recruit personnel leaving the armed forces.

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Compliance summary: loading and unloading

This article will highlight some of the guidance from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) on loading and unloading, as well as the Department for Transport’s (DfT) advice on planning ahead.

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Great British Railways: a new start for rail freight?

In May 2021, the government released its long-awaited white paper, Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps plan for rail, which sets out its plans to transform GB’s railways.

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More testing times ahead – new ATF applications to be considered

Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s recommendation that more Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) should be allowed to open to help address the current testing capacity crunch in many parts of the UK.

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Logistics UK stands against Kent lorry parking ban

Kent County Council's (KCC) ban on lorry parking in lay-bys across several areas of Kent contravenes the working rights of logistics workers, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK chief invited to join new DfT cross-modal freight council

The Department for Transport has invited Logistics UK to join its new Ministerial Cross-Modal Freight Council.

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Farnborough International to acquire major trade event ITT Hub from Binswood Media

Farnborough International is diversifying into the automotive sector, with plans to acquire Innovation and Technology in Transport – ITT Hub from Binswood Media.

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The digital route to tackling the last mile

Beverley Wise, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Webfleet Solutions – A Bridgestone Company, looks at how telematics can help businesses deliver greener, faster and more affordably.

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Logistics UK's Van Operational Briefings back by popular demand

Logistics UK’s ever popular Van Operational Briefings are back for another year, to provide operators with the essential knowledge they need to operate their vehicles in a safe, compliant and efficient manner.

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Logistics UK engages with government on way forward with the NI Protocol

Logistics UK met with Cabinet Ministers and representatives of other Northern Ireland (NI) business sectors recently to discuss the way forward with the NI Protocol.

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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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