Tag Archives: Logistics UK

Industry angered by plans to address driver shortages

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay at the recent announcement that the drivers’ hours legislation, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work, will continue to be relaxed until 8 August 2021. Read more »

Easing skill shortages and protecting supply chain

With more than 45,000 HGV driver tests outstanding at DVSA as a result of the Covid-19 lockdowns, Logistics UK is today pressing government to introduce a seasonal visa for European HGV drivers to protect the nation’s supply chain while the Read more »

Logistics UK conference returns

Logistics UK’s ever-popular Transport Manager conference series – sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres –will return in autumn 2021 with live events planned at 11 venues around the UK. The conferences will highlight key issues for fleet managers, providing professional advice, and helping them remain Read more »

Countdown to ITT Hub 2021

Preparations are now in the final stages for the free Innovation and Technology in Transport event, ITT Hub, which takes place from 30th June to 1st July with the news that the event – the largest show of its kind Read more »

Driver shortages create barrier

Covid-19 and plummeting oil prices are two of the most substantial challenges that the fuel oil distribution sector has faced in the past 12 months. But whilst these were very much in the spotlight, existing challenges continued to present barriers Read more »

British astronaut to headline Logistics UK conference

From self-driving vehicles transporting goods, to warehouses run on Artificial Intelligence, logistics businesses are harnessing the technology of tomorrow to revolutionise the efficiency of the industry. To help identify where space-age inspiration could provide solutions for 21st century challenges, Major Read more »

Logistics UK’s Alex Veitch responds to Budget

Measures included in the Budget provide a strong foundation for economic recovery, according to Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups. But while there are many positive decisions – including a freeze in fuel duty and extension to the furloughing scheme – we need to see greater investment in Read more »

Calls for clearer vision for HGVs after Government announces end to conventional engines

In response to the launch of the Government’s 10-point plan on reaching net zero, Alex Veitch, general manager for public policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics businesses fully support the government’s aim to transition to a low-carbon economy, but the Read more »

Virtual event considers future logistics

From zero-emission, alternative fuels vehicles to self-driving trucks, 5G to smart cities, the shape of logistics in the UK is set to transform dramatically in the coming decades. To give delegates an opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts Read more »

Fuel duty rise ‘a blow to economic recovery’

Speaking in response to rumours circulating of a potential fuel duty rise, Elizabeth de Jong, director of policy at Logistics UK, comments; “Logistics UK and its members are extremely concerned by rumours circulating of a significant fuel duty rise in Read more »