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IOC Heads of Industry round table – virtual on Zoom – fellows followed from their laptop.

Hands up, clappers rattling, thumbs up in a very interactive zoom with three life services and two honorary fellows onboard.



IOC Vice President, former transport minister, Sir John Hayes CBE MP and one hundred thousand vans at the table for the top-level briefing of all things express. Three life services fellows online for the event, Jeffrey Ritterband, Justin Moore & Alistair Cochrane.

Sir John spoke from Westminster as the days COVID briefing unfolded, Sir John then congratulated the express sector for delivering in lockdown and announced news of the National Courier Awards, "my formal job is to tell you and cut the ribbon as the awards go on the road and are delivered to you."

Fellows lodged questions in a hot house of ten min keynotes from Govt to region, TfL & TfGM finishing with expert Alan Lewis on IR35 Covid-19 furlough.

Each keynote with a focused operator question.

Graham Thomas, Ocado ‘Asked Renault when they can deliver the EV van and where were they are on 4.25 ton availability with batteries for a regular licenced driver.’

Emma Smith Hermes asked DWP when the new express introduction course would be nationally available.

Rob Scott GLH queried TfL on road space. Chris Floyd DPD sought communication channels from IOC Hon fellow Highways England boss Jim O’Sullivan’s key note on UK strategic roads network.

Andy Margolis, Tuffnells asked national police for reporting procedures and Richard England Cambridge Co asked Alan Lewis for a future furlow vision.

IOC wrapped the whole masterclass in less than two hours, A full briefing from latest freight policy on road and region to furlough on the payroll. It was not to be missed.

Fellows can recap the whole Zoom here with individual speaker links after the break

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DfT release 2019 2020 van statistics

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Waitrose team up with Deliveroo - 12-week trial starts 01 Sep 2020

Royal Mail report online shopping spend increases as lockdown eases

DPD hook up with Volta for full-EV large commercial delivery

New appointment for IoC Hon Fellow Mike Brown MVO

HSE COVID-secure webinar for transport & logistics

First-ever TfL virtual freight policy advisory group meeting

DPD smashes EV target with over 700 electric vehicles

Ocado driver goes the extra mile for an 80th birthday connection

Hermes creates 10,500 new jobs across UK

HSE DVSA Driver CPC module

Long-service livery on new DPD Mercedes Actros fleet expansion

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