Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

Hermes has announced it is to make a £1 million pound fund available for its self-employed couriers, to help support them if they need to self-isolate as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

It follows concerns about their welfare as self-employed people are not eligible for sick pay.

Hermes will also support them in finding someone to deliver on their behalf if they do not have a substitute and guarantee that their rounds will be kept open for them for when they return. This initiative is supported by the GMB Union.


Transport Secretary sets out 18 point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence.

An action plan to ensure smart motorways are as safe as possible has been set out Thursday (12 March 2020) by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Work will focus on getting help to broken down drivers much quicker and making the schemes less confusing.

The government is consulting on the introduction of E10 – a lower carbon fuel – at filling stations across the UK.

Focused on petrol, drivers across the UK could soon be filling up their cars with a greener, lower emission fuel, DfT announced today (Wed 4th March).

DHL has transported the unique equipment for 5 James Bond films - from the re-make of Casino Royale in 2006 to the latest release  ‘No Time To Die’ – in cinemas from the 2nd April 2020.

Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group, ‘We are proud to have supported the famous Secret Service agent on his mission to save the world for the fifth time.’

DPD have made a huge Nissan electric van order as part of a strategy to be the most responsible and sustainable city centre delivery company in the UK.

-The largest single UK commercial EV van order to date.

-All 300 vehicles to be on the road by May 2020.

-First batch of new Nissan e-NV200 vans heading to DPD depots this week.

-DPD on target to have over 500 EVs by the end of the year.

Double payments for GLA TfL Van scrappage scheme

Express final mile owner-drivers get seven grand scrappage to move to Euro 6

Go electric and get nine and a half thousand.

It's not just micro business anymore – fleets up to fifty vans become eligible.

The London Mayor announced this week he will double payments for his van scrappage scheme to £7,000.

As the big Red Royal Mail machine turns green this is a great step to help the owner-driver get Euro six clean.

Worldwide best practice on fleet vehicles

LSA report on Vision for the future of freight fleet January 2020 conference.

Conference hosted by the City of London Corporation.

LSA chairman Carl Lomas was in the City of London for the fifth annual Future Fleet conference hosted at the Guildhall by the City of London Corporation.

Electric scooters under fifteen hundred pounds brand new.

Add an Express apprentice and deliver clean air in density.

LSA at Birmingham NEC for two-wheel EV final mile solution.

Hold the front page, yes, electric final mile scooter brand new for under fifteen hundred pounds. Add an Express delivery driver apprentice and you have clean air final mile economy on a new scale.

White Paper: Electric Vehicles - 8 key points

DPD CEO launches eight-point action plan for a joined-up policy approach.

Operators, manufacturers, energy providers and Government urged to act now.

DPD upgrades own EV investment plan for 500 vehicles by end of 2020; "We cannot kick this problem any further down the road."

Dwain McDonald, CEO of the UK's No.1 domestic parcels carrier DPD, is calling on vehicle manufacturers, energy providers, national and local Government to start working together now to reduce emissions and congestion for the benefit of current and future generations.

Trebling the charging points in Greater Manchester.

The government has instructed Greater Manchester and many other areas to develop Clean Air Plans to bring levels of NO2 on local roads within legal limits as soon as possible.

So Greater Manchester is now working together to produce a single approach for the whole region.

TfGM have considered a wide range of measures that could help reduce roadside NO2 levels and carried out extensive work to help develop a proposed package of measures.

These measures include:

· A Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone which the most polluting buses, coaches, HGVs, vans, taxis and private hire vehicles would pay a daily penalty to drive in.

· A multi-million pound funding package to support local businesses and sole traders to upgrade to cleaner vehicles.

· Trebling the number of electric vehicle public charging points.

TfL LoCITY a positive lens on clean air final mile for LoCITY.

Big van-operator turnout from GLH to Addison Lee. Understanding climate change opportunities for vans was top of the networking best-practice discussions as police helicopters buzzed above the roof for the TfL LoCITY light vehicle group.

Operators turned out in force for the October meeting on the multi-coloured chairs of the tenth floor of Broadway in St James. Tubes quiet and roads closed as extinction demonstrators flooded into Parliament Sq.

Emerging second-hand EV values were high on the discussion agenda as were standards for electric batteries; VHS or Betamax?

Commercial Vehicle Safety: North West Challenges & Opportunities

‘Commercial Vehicle Safety: The Challenges & Opportunities’

 Logistics Skills Alliance were in the North West for the Highways England road safety summit.

Education and safety are at the heart of the road safety ethos of the commercial drivers working in logistics.

Many of the core value training opportunities lie in the new logistics trailblazer qualifications; they are free under levy for your drivers and ready for delivery.

LSA Chairman Carl Lomas got the keynotes from Haydock Park for the LSA web news, getting the logistics message out to the sector.