Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

MP takes the steering wheel for jobs in logistics.

Jobs in logistics during COVID.

Seema Malhotra, MP for Feltham and Heston visited Heathrow, Feltham LSA logistics centre last week to see the facilities, learn the current offer (Warehousing & Storage, Forklift, Reach Truck, employability training and Apprenticeships) and understand how West Thames College working with others such as JCP, DWP and employers etc are bringing funded courses to new recruits in logistics for local employers.

Talk was all about what more LSA will be offering in the context of post-COVID economic recovery, skills development and job opportunities.


Hovis has scooped the Microlise Driver Excellence Award for 2020, as the company with the most drivers in the top 1,000 based on telematics data from 225,000 UK drivers.

The awards recognise logistics teams which have consistently displayed driving excellence and superior customer service, with Hovis selected as the overall winner in 2020 based on driver data captured from in-truck telematic systems.


Liz Heaton DVSA, ‘What we need from you

Nina Day, ‘When load shifts it can be disastrous.’

HSE/DVSA Tuesday at eleven webinar covered HSE DVSA building a dedicated, DCPC-specific, load security training module.

LSA chair Carl Lomas dialled in the laptop to the interactive session to capture the details for the express courier sector-specific feedback for the new HSE DVSA content.



3.5 million parcels a day.

Chief executive Martijn de Lange said: “The pandemic has expedited the already phenomenal growth of online shopping and we see no sign of this changing.


Government publishes aviation COVID-19 guidance (June 11th)

· Department for Transport publishes COVID-secure aviation guidance to support operators and passengers

· guidance for passengers and workers includes advice on wearing face coverings, checking in all baggage and creating safe work spaces

· when it is safe for restrictions on travel to be lifted, guidance will help the sector to protect staff and passengers

The rules which cover the new measures at the UK border to protect against coronavirus will be published on 3 June 2020.

The rules covering new measures to be imposed at the UK border from next week to protect against coronavirus will be published on 3 June 2020.

The self-isolation measures being introduced from Monday are designed to prevent new cases being brought in from abroad and to prevent a second wave of the virus.


MOTs due from 30 March 2020

Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.

Azure – Dynamics 365 – FedEx Surround – down to ZIP code.

FedEx and Microsoft on Monday (May 18th) announced a new multiyear collaboration to help transform commerce by combining the global digital and logistics network of FedEx with the power of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud.

London traffic levels down during COVID-19, clean air is most evident on the capital’s roads, with Marylebone Road seeing a reduction in the daily average of NO2 by 48%  and Oxford Street seeing a reduction of 47%.

Daily average NO2 has reduced by around 40 per cent at roadside sites in central London, and 20 per cent elsewhere.


LSA repeat some of the key compliance messages from last week

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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.