Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

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.

Whistl has announced that it is trialling the first electric Renault Master ZE to be licenced on UK roads.

The all-electric 3.1 tonne van has a range of around 100 miles and is being trialled in Belfast by Whistl on day-to-day operations, collecting business mail and parcels.

IMHX Logistics ‘A list’ trade show – Biggest-ever, as LSA meet Helix the sortation robot,

LSA Chairman Carl Lomas brings you keynotes, photo tour, or still time to visit, with the first-day summaries for IMHX at the NEC.

Van drivers – the silent professionals

One in ten vehicles on the road is a van - 4 million vans

Vans equal £56 billion of UK economy.

LSA at Silverstone this week to look at how we can address the challenge of vans on our roads with Highways England. Highways, a shared showcase of all things road from cone trucks to speed cameras, vans at the heart of it.

LSA were in Manchester today Tuesday 10th Sept for the TfGM keynote

Manchester, Trafford Park logistics homeland for a run on the M60 to the rugby stadium of AJ Bell for a well attended Motor Transport Clean Air roadshow.

Trucks showcasing gas in the car park, a busy micro-table trade show and a long room full house seminar room shadowed with green roof lights to set the mood for compliant emissions and green transport

Motor transport, Hayley Pink delivered the H&S, ‘turn left onto the rugby field if the alarm calls’

Three short workshops, gas, electric & euro 6 with a free lunch.

 

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.