Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

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.

The government is consulting on the introduction of E10 – a lower carbon fuel – at filling stations across the UK.

Focused on petrol, drivers across the UK could soon be filling up their cars with a greener, lower emission fuel, DfT announced today (Wed 4th March).

DHL has transported the unique equipment for 5 James Bond films - from the re-make of Casino Royale in 2006 to the latest release  ‘No Time To Die’ – in cinemas from the 2nd April 2020.

Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group, ‘We are proud to have supported the famous Secret Service agent on his mission to save the world for the fifth time.’

DPD have made a huge Nissan electric van order as part of a strategy to be the most responsible and sustainable city centre delivery company in the UK.

-The largest single UK commercial EV van order to date.

-All 300 vehicles to be on the road by May 2020.

-First batch of new Nissan e-NV200 vans heading to DPD depots this week.

-DPD on target to have over 500 EVs by the end of the year.

Double payments for GLA TfL Van scrappage scheme

Express final mile owner-drivers get seven grand scrappage to move to Euro 6

Go electric and get nine and a half thousand.

It's not just micro business anymore – fleets up to fifty vans become eligible.

The London Mayor announced this week he will double payments for his van scrappage scheme to £7,000.

As the big Red Royal Mail machine turns green this is a great step to help the owner-driver get Euro six clean.