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.

LSA were guests of TfL LoCITY for the Fuels in Action ULEZ roadshow near Heathrow at Kempton Park.

Free car parking set the tone for a must-attend and there was no disappointment.

You will find a tour of the show below - the van showcase, the exhibition, the cargo cycle room and a good few highlights of the seminars.

Next week we will have first results of data collection asking how you value delivery times for free delivery.

For today we can tell you, 80% said speed was the key important factor in online purchase decision.


Ian Johnson and trainer, Rob were on hand to talk Driver CPC alongside e-driving skills for the new alternative fuels vehicles - heavy LGV gas trucks, electric vans.

Even cargo cycles feature in the new Express trailblazer apprenticeship training.

ULEZ is April 8th, the DCPC deadline is in September and the first LSA Saturday course is at Heathrow on May 11th


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TfL, LoCITY, James Smith talks pineapple final mile, multimodal around the world client chain delivery to the door with LSA chairman, Carl Lomas


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LSA Ian Johnson ready for training your team on gas LGV trucks – CNG Scania tractor unit.


Standing room only in the seminar lectures, real hands-on with vehicles, electric and gas, great networking, a splendid lunch and an exhibition of infrastructure, tech and fuel suppliers with a cargo cycle showcase to boot.

LSA chair Carl Lomas delivered the opening keynote for TfL LoCITY light vehicles talking two streams of driver, those who return to depot and those who need charging at home. Defining the Client chain, asking where home is in real delivery and using the famous pineapple to talk Express final mile around the world to the customer's door.

There was much talk on the topic of how does the owner-driver get access to upgrade from a Euro 5 van? ULEZ Exemption for Black Cabs was big in the discussions;  Black Cabs deliver parcels too.

LSA asked the question, 'how do you value delivery time in Express final mile?', collecting the data for the sector to better understand the sustainability of last mile delivery. First answers to the data are expected next week

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Fuels in Action – Beyond ULEZ seminar on the electric avenue

Rob Fowler DPD speaks holistic approach for the sector.

Access to land and property for logistics land is challenging and difficult.

Vital we get clean air zones across London and the UK, we cannot have a patchwork of regulations across London.

Most of our London sites are located around the M25, Finding seven and half thousand feet sites in London has become very hard, we started to look in a different way and reviewed how to engage electric final mile. Looking at Dagenham, we use Dagenham to service the City of London. The concept of micro depot began with Westminster last year, October. In the heart of London, we are the only parcel carrier in the UK to use the electric Paxter. We are looking at a future of all electric depots to follow.


DPD is our smallest depot, but our most expensive pro-rata to space, we trunk in with electric from London City to Westminster and then use electric for final mile. The Paxster comes from Norway, it holds approx a cubic metre and we now have 26 in the UK, we got 136 packages on a Paxster recently, the Paxster can also return to base and be reloaded for an afternoon run. Nissan NV200 complete the fleet. We have specialists in the business to train drivers internally, specialising in urban driving to be as safe as it's possible to be. Westminster is in a residential zone but we have had zero complaints, electric has been quiet and safety has been excellent. B8 space can live with residential space.


We would love to purchase three and a half ton electric vehicles, a big challenge is getting these vehicles. Infrastructure is the next issue, we recognise local boroughs are individually bringing clean air zones but we need to see solutions move at the speed technology can keep up, we want change but we need it to be deliverable.



Side benefits to the Westminster micro depot, more communication with stake holders, great press coverage has been a secondary benefit. Transport ministers have visited, London Assembly transport committee have visited.



Since October our data shows great results, by putting the micro depot in the high density right place the more productivity we achieve, we also have a micro depot in Shoreditch and one coming in Bayswater. Our target is to cover all Central London with electric. We are looking to add 100 electric vehicles by the end of the year. TfL and the LoCITY team have been great for engagement on our electric schemes.


To finish, with a power-point of the blue planet, our World on the screen. My key point is a holistic process, infrastructure providers, manufacturers, stakeholders together we need everyone talking for a solution.


LSA are looking at clean air transport nationally.

Check your clean air event dates.

  • April 25th TfGM Manchester Freight Event
  • May 24th LoCITY Light Van Group meeting