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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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Transport Minister John Hayes, diary set for 21st year of National Courier Awards with double diary date not to be missed - Oct 17

Transport Minister John Hayes has set his diary for Oct 17 to join the IoC at the National Courier Awards and hand out the courier silver Cs. With best logistics.

It’s 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; it's free to attend for fellows, a must-not-miss and then stay on for the National Courier Awards evening with the Minister John Hayes.

A golden gown is tipped to be awarded for services to industry in the 21st year of the National Courier Awards. TfL boss Mike Brown has been confirmed to join IoC President Viscount Lord Falkland for the best of the best 21st birthday party of the National Courier Awards.

To secure your places at Oct 17th call Tracey Worth urgently on 07976 263745

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Last Nominations - Tracey Worth comments, ‘Call me and tell me about your best-of-the-best, I am here to help you with the nomination outline but time is very tight.’

Nominations are open, it's time to be looking at your best of best. Adrian Smith Swift Logistics, returns to the post of chair of judges. The four key categories remain, two wheels, four wheels, contract and office. The first step is a call to Tracey Worth to discuss your nomination. It’s time to think about any member of the team who has made that special delivery or gone that extra mile for the client. The gala evening event is 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 will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 17th 2017 from 6:30pm.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards



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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

TfL

TfL bulletins Mayoral manifesto 2016 

MCIA

Documents produced by the Motor Cycle Industry Association

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Over two thousand registered attendees for Microlise at Ricoh arena Coventry as news comes in for the Degree, Express Manager and 80% of those attending said they would wait five days for free delivery.

Microlise, the largest transport conference in Europe was standing room only at the Coventry Ricoh arena. Blue carpets stacked full of logisticians.

IoC Chair Carl Lomas spoke for Last Mile express. Exploding numbers of e-retail, a history of final mile, the pineapple from around the world delivered free to your door. A client chain delivery focused on a household food, delivered final mile free of charge.

 

Express revenue at DHL rose by 13.0 per cent to over three and a half billion euros.

Chief executive Frank Appel said:

Our team has managed the first half of Strategy 2020 very successfully. Our strategic measures are already clearly paying off. At the same time, we continue to work hard to expand our global market leadership. We are developing trend-setting innovations, moving into new fields of business and leveraging the opportunities presented by digitalization.

FedEx "experiencing interference" - confirms malware attack Friday May 12th

A worldwide cyber-attack hit many countries and multiple companies, NHS England was top of the UK news while FedEx was the first Express company to report a malware attack. The BBC reported computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a program that demands $300 in an online currency called Bitcoin.

 

Tony Campbell is to become Chief Executive Officer of the Motorcycle Industry Association from September 2017 taking over from Steve Kenward.

A spokesperson for the MCIA Board said:

Tony Campbell is an excellent choice to lead the MCIA and one which the Board of Directors are very excited about.  Tony has extensive commercial experience in our industry both from a manufacturing and retail perspective and has an unparalleled understanding of the Association’s structure and focus.  This was exemplified recently when he represented the industry at a Transport Select Committee hearing and stole the show, in putting forward the case for motorcycling for UK plc.

Tony is currently Managing Director of Piaggio Ltd, where he has been in this position for nearly 13 years.

Emma Gaydon, TfL, reports on City of London Bank Junction changes starting May 22nd

The City of London Corporation's experimental safety scheme, Bank on Safety, is going live on Monday 22 May 2017. This means that only pedal cyclists and buses will be able to cross Bank Junction, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7am to 7pm. Other vehicles will be rerouted via advanced warning signs on the approaches to the area and the junction. There is a selection of maps on the City of London website – www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/bankonsafety - regarding taxi rank locations, loading areas, length restrictions and access routes to each of the approach arms, which are available to download.

Fifty year birthday for GLH in gala North London celebration. Staff awards recognised top van driver, call sign T44, Nahom Kahsay and bike V03 Paul Young as best of the best in road fleet while Steve Purkis for City Office took dept of the year and Louise Murray received the John Scott memorial shield.

IoC chairman Carl Lomas was on hand to dish out one more award. Tracey Worth presented a National Courier Awards silver C, marked fifty years for the GLH family. Rob Scott, second-generation Fellow of the Institute received the award from a line of IOC Fellows. Rob delivered a passionate speech about the first fifty years and looked to the future with vision of modern technology, new computers, a new head office at Ringway London N11 and a sneak preview of the future branding, ‘Our couriers ensure your delivery, we are time redeemers.’ The celebrations of the first fifty years were family together for the independent London firm in its first half-century.

 

IOC will be taking the express sector message to the review.

Employment, self employment, lifestyle workers and more in the mix as RSA boss Mathew Taylor is set to review in detail the present and future views of employment in England.

Check the 2015 review in the DWP section of the IoC web here

 

What defines a worker in the express sector ? Help answer the Government's Taylor review May 2nd

The express sector must be heard; IOC have called a Heads of Industry meeting for the afternoon of May 2nd in the City of London.

Fellows are asked to set their diary for May and help answer the question: What defines a worker in the express sector?

IoC to undertake an Independent Review and submit an IoC Members' Finding report to the Taylor Review

Background

The Taylor review is to consider how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models. The review will consider the implications of new forms of work, driven by digital platforms, for employee rights and responsibilities, employer freedoms and obligations, and our existing regulatory framework surrounding employment.

15% of those working in the UK’s labour market now self-employed. A great proportion of IoC members operate business models that may engage with independent workers or those that could be deemed to work within the ‘gig economy'– short-term, temporary engagement  that is increasingly sought by people through mobile phone apps & other platforms when they want to work. These roles can include driving and delivery.

IoC  - Independent Review Approach

An online survey will be launched week commencing 24th April to all IoC members. In addition, an option will be provided to members for a telephone interview if there are any of the Taylor Review themes (6 themes - detail after Read More) that you want to discuss / capture your views on in more detail.

IoC will also be attending multiple Taylor Review consultation events prior to co-ordinating a final submission report to the Review on our members' response to the key themes of the Taylor Report.

Please take the time for you, or a nominated member of your organisation, to complete the survey or get in contact to arrange a telephone interview with one of the IoC Taylor Review Team.

The IOC will also be holding a Heads of Industry round table meeting on the afternoon of May 2nd in the City of London, call Tracey Worth for your place.

The IoC report will be submitted prior to the 17th May so do not miss your chance to be heard!

Three halls of the NEC for the 2017 CV show; rich in vans, lean and green as LoCity technology was awash with electricity and gas. Big stage for Ford showcase and by hall three it was all gas for small vans with the Autogas team of Paul Oxford.

IOC Carl Lomas took time out on the FORS stand to meet the AECOM delivery team. With leading exhibitors such as Ford, MAN, DAF, VW, Renault, Citroen and many more displaying their latest products on stands across three halls it was touch and feel to see everything and everyone under one roof.

IoC Chairman, Carl Lomas was in the City of London for the Carmen joint services Logistics awards. Recognising logistics in the armed forces, the Carmen's sword of honour went to Captain Gillian Turner, Royal Logistics Corps. It was presented by HRH The Princess Royal and the Master Carman Marsha Rae Ratcliff at a gala City of London event full house of logistics from all modes, civilian and military.

Daniel Vines, director of sales at TNT Express commented with pride,

Well done team TNT at London Marathon. Not just the logistics but also a team of runners raising money for the Wooden Spoon charity.

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