Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

Historic move for Department for Transport to create a second HQ in Birmingham and a northern hub in Leeds as part of government commitment to level up all parts of the UK.

LSA talks logistics levy paid qualifications for our sector.

LSA delivers apprenticeships from warehouse and storage to driver, express and freight forwarding.

They are levy paid, free to the candidate, and available during lockdown.

 

A new meaning for Air Mail by Royal Mail

Nick Landon, CCO Royal Mail - first drone delivery – tip of the iceberg

Isle of Mull delivery by drone, an amazing first for Royal Mail Skyports drone. Delivering to the remote lighthouse location.

Whistl Fulfilment announce 455k sqft warehouse capacity expansion in Rushden and Northampton

Whistl, has announced that it has taken leases on 450k sqft of warehouse space to meet the growing demand for Whistl Fulfilment and Contact Centres.

 

Have your say on making activities like taking photos and playing games on hand-held mobile phones illegal while driving.

People using a hand-held mobile phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new government plans unveiled by Roads Minister Baroness Vere yesterday, Saturday (17 October 2020) to close a legislation loophole and improve road safety.

It’s already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving, but not for other actions such as taking photos.

 

Mercedes-Benz Joins The Climate Pledge and Delivers

Amazon is excited to announce it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year.

 

-335 sites and service partners are now matrix certified based on three ISO standards.

-There are plans to expand the certification to include occupational health and safety according to ISO 45001 in 2021.

-The certification confirms the highest quality, environmental and energy management standards.

The next step in urban logistics for London

Daily riverboat freight service to transport small packages into central London for last mile delivery by bike.

New river freight route through London, operated by Thames Clippers Logistics, is part of DHL’s commitment to reduce congestion

MP takes the steering wheel for jobs in logistics.

Jobs in logistics during COVID.

Seema Malhotra, MP for Feltham and Heston visited Heathrow, Feltham LSA logistics centre last week to see the facilities, learn the current offer (Warehousing & Storage, Forklift, Reach Truck, employability training and Apprenticeships) and understand how West Thames College working with others such as JCP, DWP and employers etc are bringing funded courses to new recruits in logistics for local employers.

Talk was all about what more LSA will be offering in the context of post-COVID economic recovery, skills development and job opportunities.

 

Hovis has scooped the Microlise Driver Excellence Award for 2020, as the company with the most drivers in the top 1,000 based on telematics data from 225,000 UK drivers.

The awards recognise logistics teams which have consistently displayed driving excellence and superior customer service, with Hovis selected as the overall winner in 2020 based on driver data captured from in-truck telematic systems.

 

Liz Heaton DVSA, ‘What we need from you

Nina Day, ‘When load shifts it can be disastrous.’

HSE/DVSA Tuesday at eleven webinar covered HSE DVSA building a dedicated, DCPC-specific, load security training module.

LSA chair Carl Lomas dialled in the laptop to the interactive session to capture the details for the express courier sector-specific feedback for the new HSE DVSA content.

 

Hermes ANNOUNCES £100MILLION INVESTMENT

3.5 million parcels a day.

Chief executive Martijn de Lange said: “The pandemic has expedited the already phenomenal growth of online shopping and we see no sign of this changing.