Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

Whistl Fulfilment announce 455k sqft warehouse capacity expansion in Rushden and Northampton

Whistl, has announced that it has taken leases on 450k sqft of warehouse space to meet the growing demand for Whistl Fulfilment and Contact Centres.


Have your say on making activities like taking photos and playing games on hand-held mobile phones illegal while driving.

People using a hand-held mobile phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new government plans unveiled by Roads Minister Baroness Vere yesterday, Saturday (17 October 2020) to close a legislation loophole and improve road safety.

It’s already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving, but not for other actions such as taking photos.


Mercedes-Benz Joins The Climate Pledge and Delivers

Amazon is excited to announce it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year.


-335 sites and service partners are now matrix certified based on three ISO standards.

-There are plans to expand the certification to include occupational health and safety according to ISO 45001 in 2021.

-The certification confirms the highest quality, environmental and energy management standards.

The next step in urban logistics for London

Daily riverboat freight service to transport small packages into central London for last mile delivery by bike.

New river freight route through London, operated by Thames Clippers Logistics, is part of DHL’s commitment to reduce congestion

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.