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

Thursday 29 July 2021

Business group Logistics UK has called for government to review its decision not to grant temporary work visas to EU HGV drivers, in the wake of mounting pressure on the UK’s supply chain caused by a lack of available delivery personnel.

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Logistics UK’s response to Congestion Charge announcement

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Regarding the announcement made today (28 July 2021) by Transport for London (TfL) about the opening of a consultation on the future of the Congestion Charge – based on proposals to reduce the hours of operation to 0700-1800 during the week, 1200-1800 at the weekend and the charge remaining at the higher £15 rate – Natalie Chapman, Logistics UK’s Head of Policy - South, comments

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Statement from Logistics UK on "pinging" by NHS COVID-19 app

Thursday 22 July 2021

Asked about ongoing issues caused across industry by contacts from the NHS app, Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK said:

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Government plan unlikely to solve driver crisis until 2022, says Logistics UK

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Today (20 July 2021)’s announcement of a government plan to support the recovery of the logistics sector and tackle HGV driver shortages acknowledges industry concerns over testing delays and the simplification of the process involved in the acquisition of an HGV licence.

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

Friday 16 July 2021

The Enforcement Policy Manager and the Technical Standards Manager at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Dave Wood and Russell Hall respectively, will be providing an essential update on the Agency’s approach to modern fleet maintenance at Logistics UK’s 2021 Fleet Engineer Conference.

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Logistics UK launches Route to Net Zero campaign

Thursday 15 July 2021

Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, has today (15 July 2021) announced the launch of Route to Net Zero: a campaign to encourage its 18,000 member businesses to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality ahead of the legal deadline of 2050.

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Minister meets with Logistics UK and member organisation in urgent recruitment push for hauliers

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Mims Davies MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), met with business group Logistics UK and A.I.M Commercial Services Ltd – a national training provider for the logistics sector – at the haulage company’s site in Ripley, Derbyshire today (14 July 2021), to discuss how best to attract new recruits to the sector and help businesses across logistics to drive the economic recovery.

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Logistics UK announces Van Driver of the Year 2021 winners

Monday 12 July 2021

Following a challenging assessment day at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Sam Burton of Wayfair has been crowned Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year 2021.

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Drivers’ hours extension is not the answer to skills shortage, says Logistics UK

Wednesday 07 July 2021

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay at today’s (7 July 2021) announcement of the continued relaxation of drivers’ hours legislation until 8 August 2021, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work.

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ITT Hub makes its debut to trailblaze the future of transport

Tuesday 06 July 2021

The inaugural Innovation and Technology in Transport (ITT Hub) event made its debut last week (30 June-1 July 2021) – the largest show of its kind in 40 years – to spearhead the future of transport and revolutionise the commercial vehicle market as the industry transitions to net zero emissions and strives to reach maximum efficiency.

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