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IoC Qualifications

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Qualifications in the Logistics sector

IOC Chair, Carl Lomas,

Qualifications are key to our sector, both for compliance and future workforce, from driver front line to management. The IOC have been working closely with FE colleges, Universities, LEPs and BIS

 

IOC has two key qualification routes, management & delivery. For management, IOC is working with Derby University & London Met University to develop the first ever undergraduate degree dedicated to our sector. For delivery teams IOC are looking at the apprenticeship replacement qualifications with work on an apprenticeship trailblazer for same day and home delivery couriers. The ‘Courier Trailblazer’  was a phase three application and evolved into ‘Trailblazer Express Delivery’, the standard submitted to BIS for Nov 26th 2015, a framework for delivery is in development. Employer support came from APC to Yodel, nationals from UK Mail to SMEs such as Swift in Liverpool and Rush in London. Awarding bodies supporting are Pearson Edexcell and City & Guilds. IOC attends the AELP (association of education and learning provider) sector meetings.

The sector is unique with extensive compliance training and testing, from hazardous goods handling to licence. Driver shortage issues are log jammed around test centres with 12 week diaries for tests (2015). The LEP 2016 European funding may be the next solution to needs around support for the next generation of workforce. The schools message for the next generation is key, taking the message of our sector as a career path. IOC have worked very closely with FE, from West Thames College GTA at Heathrow to Buxton & Leek with their Skillbase driver training centre in the homeland of Sec of State for transport Patrick Mcloughlin.

 

Copies of sector-relevant standards and qualification documents, including those authored by IoC and other external bodies can be found in the IoC Standards Archive.

IoC is also active in the Education & Training Foundation's Two-Way Street leadership exchange programme - for more details go here

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IoC National Courier Awards

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Transport Minister John Hayes set his diary for Oct 17th 2017 to join the IoC at the National Courier Awards 2017 and handed out the courier silver Cs. with best logistics.

It was a double diary date with a round table heads of industry on the same afternoon. A three-T focus, Transport, Trailblazer and Taylor. Heads of industry at the IoD.

A golden gown was awarded for services to industry in the 21st year of the National Courier Awards.

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2017 news sep nca awards trophies

 

Adrian Smith Swift Logistics, returned to the post of chair of judges. The four key categories remain, two wheels, four wheels, contract and office. The gala evening event was Oct 17th at the Institute of Directors, London SW1

NCA Logo Blue 256The National Courier Awards recognise the best of the best in the courier industry - from wheels to office, contract and military. A gala evening celebrating excellence from courier companies large and small, regional and national footprint alongside each other in a unique network of all things courier.

The 21st National Courier Awards was held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 17th 2017 from 6:30pm.

 The 22nd National Courier Awards will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 9th 2018.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards



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IoC & Government

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IOC & Government

The Institute works closely with DfT, DfE (formerly BIS) & DWP; from roads to education, parking and congestion to trailblazer apprenticeships; freight forums with TfL and TfGM, close associations to many colleges, FE at Hull to West Thames and Heathrow. IOC has closely engaged with the LEP platforms, particularly those who have identified transport and logistics as a priority. In the Golden Triangle of logistics hot-spots, IOC have helped build the sector strategy from Nottingham through Derby to Leicester. The inspirational postcodes, 80% of the UK within four hours of East Midlands airport by road. Peter Richardson, D2N2 LEP Chair, the Inspirational postcode.

DFE (BIS) have produced a guide to Trailblazer levy. The guidance and a detailed timetable of further information releases are available on the GOV.UK website here.

The DfE/HMRC draft legislation on levy is now available for comment. For the convenience of members we have a downloadable PDF of the request for comments here.

Copies of sector-relevant standards, including those authored by IoC and other external bodies can be found in the IoC Standards Archive. Simply select a tab below and click through to the documents of interest.

FORS – IOC chair Carl Lomas takes governance role.

FORS Fleet operator recognition scheme. More focus for vans as scheme achieves four thousand members. IOC chair Carl Lomas sat at the Governance council Oct bringing more van vision to the London standard turned national. FORS passed four thousand members in the last quarter, half of the vehicles are vans, the FORS emblem born in London has become a national representation of fleets working inside the standard to look at workforce, vehicle, compliance and clean air. The very latest standards V4 are published, take a look below, The bar has been raised a little for gold standard and some silver requirements have been passed down to Bronze.

 

DfT

Senior Traffic Commissioner's Guidance  Reported road casualties 2015 Reported road casualties 2016

TfL

TfL bulletins Mayoral manifesto 2016 Cycle Freight 

MCIA

Documents produced by the Motor Cycle Industry Association

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John Hayes CBE MP, Minister of State for Transport Legislation & Maritime at the DfT has resigned today (09 Jan 2018) . He will be replaced by Jo Johnson MP who moves from BEIS where his portfolio included Universities, Science, Research & Innovation.

The Junior Minister's responsibilities include

    -taxi policy
   - transport legislation and Parliamentary liaison and coordination
    -transport skills
    -maritime policy

On-line sales for Christmas Day are expected to go over £800 million this year. Boxing Day looks big and looks set to impact on the tradition of visiting the High Street to walk off the Christmas pudding. We look to stay in-doors and shop by mobile on Boxing Day.

e-retail looks set to steal ground on the tradition of Boxing Day High Street walking exercise at the sales. It also looks like 40% of Boxing Day e-retail sales will be by mobile in the growing shift from laptop.

 

A window on Rome, street-side petrol and diesel pumps, one thirty for diesel and one fifty for petrol but no parking and a taste of fuel in the air.

While we talk LoCity and London's lack of clean air, we are not the only congestion in Europe.

IOC chair Carl Lomas was in Rome for December, congestion around its cobbled streets is on a grand scale.

Daytime parking layers up three deep and blocks into junctions, but on the express side there is a healthy use of scooter and electric.

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a consultation on proposals to expand the reach of Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) emission standards for HGVs to vehicles of this class operating anywhere in London by October 2020.

The consultation also seeks views on plans to expand the geographical area of the ULEZ itself for remaining classes of motorised vehicles - cars, light vans and motorcycles - by October 2021.

The Mayor has already announced that the Ultra Low Emission Zone will be introduced in central London over a year early in April 2019, replacing the T-Charge with an even tighter emission standard.

East London tops the 2017 List for Black Friday Cyber Monday.

Nick Langdon, boss of Royal Mail Parcels reveals the geographic hot spots for 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Royal Mail today reveals the top ten areas in the UK where shoppers made the most online purchases over the course of Black Friday weekend

East London tops the list, followed by Kirkwall (Orkney, Scotland), Llandrindod Wells (Wales) and Milton Keynes.

The top ten is based on analysis of parcels accepted from retailers and businesses into the Royal Mail network between 20th November and 28th November.

Royal Mail has opened six dedicated parcel sort centres and recruited an additional 20,000 temporary staff to support its seasonal operation.

APC turnover rose just under one per cent to £103 million.

IOC fellow, APC chief executive Jonathan Smith.

Despite challenging market conditions, we’ve had a strong year. We’ve introduced a range of new services so that our network of depots can better serve their SME customers. Our investment in the business has meant that we’re closer than ever to our customers. We’re firm believers in SMEs being the backbone of the UK economy – it lives and dies by the successes of these small businesses. We therefore want to level the playing field and help SMEs scale-up their logistics management to match their growth plans.

 

We will cope and succeed to deliver.’ commented Jeffrey Ritterband FFIoC CitySprint

Home delivery, e-retail final mile looks set to set even bigger records than first predicted.

In 2016, more than a quarter of retail value was sold online, (source: IMRG) and that does not include eBay.

BBC News for this Black Friday - 2.5 Billion ‘online Sales’ in one day - The public have been considering for a week what they were to buy on Black Friday.

Manufacturers saying they have to sell on Black Friday to encourage more Christmas sales, but some retailers have said 'No' to Black Friday as they are losing more than they make.

‘Winners this year are the shoppers as retailers make low profits’. Black Friday has been stretched all week, Black Tag week on electronic goods, free home delivery.

Many retailers have stretched the other side to Monday 27th. Big sortation shed folk are talking a new term, Sortation Sunday.

Over a hundred thousand new two-wheelers sold in the UK last year- Eve of Black Friday, take a look at the two wheel NEC bike showcase before Sortation Sunday and Cyber Monday.

Everything two wheels from retro cool bike launch to winter clothes at this year's NEC bike show.

Walk away with a pair of tyres straight from the stand. IOC were at the NEC, Motorcycle Live bike show this week.

The rails were stacked full of winter courier clothing at bargain prices.

IOC chair got turbo-charged when he met the restored Honda CX650 but it had no courier panniers!

IOC were guests of the MCIA for the Birmingham Bike Show and the 45th AGM of the MCIA.

Over a hundred thousand new two wheelers sold in the UK last year- UK fatalities on two wheels down 13% in 2016 DfT figures. Birmingham showcase for Motorcycle Live bike show. Everything two wheels from retro cool bike launch to winter clothes at this years NEC bike show. IOC most cool machine at the Motorcycle Live event goes to Honda for the re-invention of the step threw Super Cub, seriously cool machine for London Knowledge, a run to Brighton or some sunshine deliveries in the West End.

IoC Fellow Bob Black, former TNT, presently CEO Startrack Australia has just taken the Transport and Logistics national award for Australian CEO win.

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