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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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IOC at the Intralogistex trade Show, Coventry Arena.

What is Logistics?

IOC asked two hundred logisticians at the Intralogistex trade show Coventry Ricoh Arena, ‘What is logistics?’ answer in five words not using the word logistics, it was a student undergrad from Birmingham that took a coffee, sat down and came back with a storming answer.

What is logistics? –

Orchestration of process operations

Huw Saunders undergrad in business at Birrmingham University.

 

Express final mile focus at Coventry Ricoh Arena as IOC deliver the keynote lectures on final mile.

Time to get your free Curly Wurly ! IntraLogisteX is the event in logistics and supply chain that must be in your diary this week.

IntraLogisteX is taking place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2017 in the Ricoh Arena Coventry. The exhibition promises to be bigger than ever, offering visitors the opportunity to see how all the latest cutting-edge technology could transform their operations.

 

500 years of transport in the City of London for Carmen celebration.

Secretary of State for Transport joined top brass in express logistics in the City of London on March 14th for the Carmen Transport banquet - a celebration of 500 years of the Carmen and transport at the heart of London.

Senior fellows of the IOC, including Justin Moore - 2017 services to industry hood and British Forces Post Office boss Lt Col Brett Duxbury join Whistl, Hermes, Diamond, TNT, DX and more to listen to the keynote address by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling.

 

2017 Hoods of the Institute of Couriers take top coverage in Warehouse & Logistics News - March 15th edition

At the Innside Hotel conference room, Manchester some 60 delegates attended the TfGM Freight Forum second annual meeting.


Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of TfGM welcomed delegates with the news that the 2040 transport strategy for Manchester was now published, putting in place a framework to create sustainability for our lifetimes.

 

500 guests registered for the spring summit, organised by Motor Transport and championed by Hayley Pink,

Helen Smith, Head of Freight for Transport for Greater Manchester spoke about environment & active travel and Peter Harris, UPS covered sustainable strategy whilst reducing congestion and emissions.

The afternoon saw Tim Ward speaking for Transport for London before workshop panels focused between making the switch of modes, road and rail, then a workshop on merging trends (Steve Gooding RAC – rise of the van). IoC Fellow Sam Clarke spoke on how to balance customer demand vs. min impact on urban realm.

 

Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2017.

Sixty-five years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye was awarded the honorary fellowship hood of the Institute of Couriers in a gala evening ceremony of recognition of the best-of-the-best in the courier, express and final mile sector.

As has become the tradition of the Institute, ten new Fellows were ceremonially gowned alongside the honorary fellow by IoC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.

National Courier Award winner, Army Reserve Sgt Dean Channell received an honorary associate membership and to round the evening a lifetime services hood was awarded to former National Courier Awards chair, Justin Moore, CitySprint making the dozen hoods of 2017.

Hon Fellows, Sir Peter Hendy and Vice Chancellor, Prof Liz Barnes gave keynote speeches; road, compliance and qualifications issues on the agenda before John Holland-Kaye talked freight at Heathrow airport.

 

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Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2017.

Sixty-five years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye was awarded the honorary fellowship hood of the Institute of Couriers in a gala evening ceremony of recognition of the best-of-the-best in the courier, express and final mile sector.

As has become the tradition of the Institute, ten new Fellows were ceremonially gowned alongside the honorary fellow by IoC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.

National Courier Award winner, Army Reserve Sgt Dean Channell received an honorary associate membership and to round the evening a lifetime services hood was awarded to former National Courier Awards chair, Justin Moore, CitySprint making the dozen hoods of 2017.

Hon Fellows, Sir Peter Hendy and Vice Chancellor, Prof Liz Barnes gave keynote speeches; road, compliance and qualifications issues on the agenda before John Holland-Kaye talked freight at Heathrow airport.

 

Next generation managers look set to get their very own qualification for final mile, built by final mile employers. The qualification for the job role has been outlined at degree level for the pending levy to the department of education. This completes a stairway of opportunities for express final mile delivery in the new land of levy that ranges from front line driver to board level strategic manager and includes sortation in the hubs.

Justin Moore comments,

A Stairway of qualifications for our sector as the next generation of workforce evolves.

 

Active in the LoCity van group are a new manufacturer of electric Light Commercial Vehicles. BD Auto will launch onto the U.K. van market at the Commercial Greenfleet Show, Feb 23rd at The Stoop, Twickenham with their eDucato 3.5t L3H2. The light van is built from their factory in Turkey.

Chris Jones, Head of Sales BD Auto.

The current information surrounding diesel engine pollutants and the effect on London’s air quality means that the requirement for electric commercial vehicles has never been greater. We are pleased to offer a zero emission solution to business users in London with 100% electrical power that produce no pollutants as well as having an excellent working range and large carrying capacities. Our vans are eligible for the Government/OLEV Plug-in Van Grant and are also congestion charge exempt ensuring that operating costs are very competitive.

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