Three govt depts & a region, DVSA DWP, DEFRA & TfL.

Extra chairs and still standing-room only,

Packed with logistics operators from same-day and next-day, national and regional, mail, parcel and food final mile all in the mix.

LSA with national logistics operators and three hundred thousand vans represented at table. The May quarterly round table was no exception. A red hot agenda with breadth, covering knowledge skills and behaviour on final mile delivery to door. Opening introductions triggered a whiteboard of challenge in final mile, and yes, Peak planning is well under way. Same day from Manchester DBS to HBC at Biggleswade, GLH in London, National next day from DPD, Evri FedEx, Royal Mail all amongst the mix, fulfilment from Huboo, food final mile included Ocado.

The logistics quarterly round table agenda was a mix of government, compliance and best practice, Met flying squad were at the table to talk van driver attack data. Breadth across challenges from HGV DCPC deadlines in Sept to menopause impact in the workforce, Clean Air Zones and land space for charging infrastructure to Vision Zero vehicle safety.

The round table was again hosted at Guildhall by City of London Corporation team Vince Dignam with a VIP visit from Alderman, road safety chair Alison Gowman. It was outside too, there was a Moby Cargo trolley featuring an assisted articulated courier cycle for hands-on , touch & feel.

Adding to the agenda, May 21st marked a very special national group launch – preceding the round table a new sub chair, Alan Dickinson from Evri announced the launch of the Inst Of Couiers National Cargo Bike Group. He asked fellows to put forward members for the first meeting July 2nd, virtual at eleven. Alan then introduced two key notes on cycle and light category detail. Bicycle Association Peter Elland keynote on present cargo bike regs – MCIA L-Cat detail by Tony Campbell MCIA

The agenda was red hot - DEFRA CAZ update by Lyndsey Cracknel. DVSA update by Liz Heaton – a DWP lens on West London region recruitment by Olivia Hargadon - Chris Floyd introduced a Vision Zero road traffic keynote by London Met Police, Insp Alexis Manley - Dr Theodora Kalentzi, Medical Prime menopause clinic keynote, 'Menopause and the Express logistics Workplace.' – Security attack update introduced by Andy Magromallis from Superintendent Patrick Holdaway City Police, flying squad detail van driver attack issues and the need for communication. Stephen Man from TfL London Places, spoke property availability for logistics EV infrastructure in London. The final fellows network and natter was energetic and driven with a lens for planning of Peak.

LSA members asked to set the date in their diary for the next one, Oct 17th 2024