Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

First-ever Carmen Livery bursary prize awarded by Mike Brown and the Master Carmen to DPD apprentice Sarah Barlow.

The gala DfT STAT, Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce celebrated apprenticeships in logistics and launched its annual report in Broadway Building St James.

STAT Chairman, TfL Boss Mike Brown with the Master Carmen, Stephen Britt presented Logistics level three Apprentice Sarah Barlow, working within DPD International Operations Department at Hinckley with the first-ever Carmen Livery logistics education bursary.

Sarah works in the role of International Solutions Co-ordinator and is one of the very first candidates on the new Logistics stream, ‘Freight Forwarding’ Trailblazer apprenticeship delivered by the Logistics Skills Alliance at West Thames, Heathrow.

 

An exclusive review from TfL to Corporation of London on congestion, kerbside, compliance and clean air for logistics.

The ‘A’ list diary slot for logistics at the NEC.

LSA chair Carl Lomas and the LSA team followed the map showcase of all things logistics.

Blue carpets and yellow bags adorned the NEC for the A list logistics, road, rail, air and sea showcase of the sector. LSA were on the blue carpets to bring you and exclusive photo gallery of the event for those who did not make the Birmingham run.

Talk was driver CPC & legislation - from export and freight forwarding to express final mile delivery speed.

Take a tour of the show from your laptop on our exclusive LSA Gallery below...

Our next generation workforce in Logistics

Strategic transport apprenticeship taskforce diversity event

86 logistics employers in the room.

‘Inclusion of workforce for logistics in a modern business’

 

Jasmine Matthias meets Thor Johansen of all-electric micro-delivery vehicle Paxster.

‘Saving fifteen minutes an hour in delivery cycles’

LSA at the TfL LoCITY event Palestra House SE1

Jasmine Matthias, taking a look at the keynotes, Dachser and Paxster, from consolidation solutions to time-saving on operational movements of the mini vehicle, it's all electric.

LSA met Sainsbury’s, IKEA, Addison Lee, TNT, Ocado and Rexel amongst a full house road-focused logistics event last week.

 

LSA walk the blue carpets of Microlise at the Ricoh Coventry Arena to bring you an exclusive freight photo tour.

Double Special - LSA bring you keynote summary for Amazon, Google and Penning.

Logistics Skills Alliance were in Coventry this week for the largest freight logistics conference in Europe. Not just a conference but a focused tech exhibition too, adding up to a logistics diary with the national freight driver awards.

LSA chair, Carl Lomas got the selfie at the front door on the way into a unique event; take a look at his summary of the keynotes below.

 

LSA were in Birmingham at the CV Show.

Take an exclusive gallery photo tour here on the LSA web.

Walking the red carpet of the NEC aisles of the CV Show, trucks sparse in the land of the van; CV is Van King - a hands-on opportunity.

Seeing red; red Royal Mail vans on the VW stand to a smart red brand new Vauxhaull launch van.

Lots of electric; LDV zero emission with a smooth box shape taking centre stage on a rotating stand.

A British Superbike, Hawk Buildbase Suzuki machine, loads of spannering kit and acres of tech amongst tyres and loading systems. Old amongst the new, crazy cool old Citroen garlic delivery van beside the latest EVS.

Very latest EVs was a showcase Paxster, final mile electric from DPD.

Nigel Base, SMMT talks CV Show at the NEC,

This year’s event is one of the best ever. A raft of major new products, including the new Vauxhall Vivaro, Ford Ranger, 2.0-tonne Transit and LDV EV30 will all make their public début.’ Once again innovation will be a central theme of the show. Virtually every manufacturer and supplier will be showing off its latest high-tech solutions to make commercials and light commercials cleaner and more efficient. There will also be plenty of huge advances in areas such as in-cab connectivity, telematics, driver monitoring and real-time analytics.

 

Exclusive photo gallery below, take a walk of the NEC aisles to review the latest electric and diesel vans

TfGM Manchester freight – the fifth annual event

LSA Chairman, Lomas delivers Logistics Client Chain keynote in Manchester

LSA were in the north west, logistics heartland of Manchester for the TfGM, Greater Manchester fifth annual freight forum. Big operator turnout included, Yodel, UPS, Hermes and DPD amongst the key express nationals.

Lorna McAtear, Royal Mail, ‘We are investing 7 million in new compliant delivery vehicles’. We are trialling everything from LNG, CNG and even e-bikes.

The Manchester event focused on informing and engaging the Freight sector on the Outline Business Case for the TfGM Manchester Clean Air Plan.

Megan Black spoke for Manchester. Tracey Worth talked inclusion of millennials to the logistics workforce alongside DWP Job Centre Plus guru Alex Farkas.

Carl Lomas, Logistics Skills Alliance Chairman delieverd the keynote for express freight as he looked at Client Chain driven decisions in e-retail purchase for final mile delivery. The famous pineapple doorstep delivery challenged the audience to the morality of what home delivery could be sent to the office in a question of consolidation..

The full house TfGM freight event delivered a cracking lunch and a magic mix of multi-modal operators. The TfGM target was to engage logistics industry operators and it delivered with final mile excellence from heavy LGV to two wheels and walking post.

The forum with over fifty individual operators in the room, generated a better understanding of freight operations in GM. Informing and identifying future needs and the development of potential interventions, Megan Black, TfGM, ‘clean air at the heart of it.'

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Monday April 8th,

This is a landmark day for our city. Our toxic air is an invisible killer responsible for one of the biggest national health emergencies of our generation. I simply refuse to be yet another politician who ignores it. The ULEZ is the centrepiece of our plans to clean up London’s air – the boldest plans of any city on the planet, and the eyes of the world are on us.

The toughest global emission standard, operating 24 hours, seven days a week, launched Monday (April 8th) in Central London to help reduce toxic air pollution. Van drivers working in Central and millions of Londoners, will breathe cleaner air with NOx road transport emissions estimated to fall by 45 per cent in ULEZ zone.

Is your vehicle compliant? Not sure? TfL’s ULEZ vehicle compliance checker is available at: https://tfl.gov.uk/ulez

LSA Logistics news from TfL LoCITY Kempton Park, Heathrow.

Fuels in Action - with less than two weeks to ULEZ, LSA were at the Heathrow event to review the £12.50 charge.

Logistics Skills Alliance were guests of TfL LoCITY at their Kempton Park clean air event on March 20th.

Take a look below at an exclusive LSA photo tour of the show from cargo bike to gas truck.

Talking Driver CPC and logistics apprenticeship solutions to levy.

LSA on the yellow carpets of IntralogisteX at the Ricoh Arena Coventry.

A hot house of all things logistics, hands-on from robot sorters to packaging machines, fork trucks and even PDAs for express final mile.

LSA in the heart of England at the Coventry Ricoh Arena.

GLA detailed the launch of the new diesel van scrappage scheme this week.

LSA can see it looks good for owner-drivers in Euro 5s and you don’t have to go all the way to zero emission if the money does not work for you.

Mayor Sadiq Khan and TfL Alex Williams comment below. ‘It’s targeted at microbusinesses and charities. Microbusinesses must have fewer than ten employees, less than 638 thousand pounds of turnover and be registered at Companies House or be VAT registered.

It's not the answer for big van fleets but looks great for owner-drivers if you are registered at Companies House.