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

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, will return to the post of chair of judges for 2018. The four key categories remain, two wheels, four wheels, contract and office. The gala evening event is Oct 9th 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 22nd National Courier Awards will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 9th 2018.

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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 Mayor's Transport Policy 2018 

MCIA

Documents produced by the Motor Cycle Industry Association

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On the eve of the Microlise Driver conference is the gala dinner ceremony at the Coventry Ricoh arena with over three hundred guests to celebrate road-based drivers.

Transaid showcase and a top line video showcasing miles and miles of Microlise data to find the drivers of the year for the awards.

The evening featured an excellent menu, a great opportunity for networking and the presentation of the 2018 Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, which recognise excellence in the driving community.

Entertainment from Hot House Music  in addition to one of the UK's leading comedians, Mark Watson, supporting proceedings.

 

Mike Brown welcomed Tracey Worth as the new lead on Diversity.

It is such an important role that I know Tracey will bring huge enthusiasm and drive to the role and we look forward to supporting her. I am delighted she has accepted this important role

 

Thousands of depots at sortation round-table, IFA Coventry May 9th 2018

Express trailblazer employer group met in strength on May 9th at the Coventry HQ of the Institute for Apprenticeships. Thousands of express sortation depots were at the table to talk knowledge, skills and behaviour, developing vision for a new trailblazer standard for the sortation hub operatives in the express sector.

 

O’Donovan Waste are first in sector to achieve ISO 39001

IOC fellow Jacqueline O’Donovan reports she has achieved a momentous milestone by becoming the first dedicated final mile waste company to receive the ISO 39001 certification from BSI, which evaluates the management system of road safety and that seeks to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from traffic accidents.

O’Donovan have already achieved ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and BH OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety)

Have you applied for the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme ?

FHDDS, HMRC’s new scheme started in April and aims to tackle VAT and customs duty fraud by overseas importers.

The FHDDS affects UK-based businesses that store imported goods on behalf of non-EU customers.  You must be approved by HMRC and your application needs to be submitted online to HMRC by 30 June 2018.

Institute of Couriers on stand 1026 at the UK and Ireland's largest transport and logistics event - Multimodal 2018

  • 225 exhibitors
  • 9,500 visitors
  • 35 conference sessions
  • 85 speakers
  • The Multimodal Mixer - networking for exhibitors and visitors
  • 12 Awards

Exclusive sneak-peek of the exhibitor stands before the doors even open ! see our photo-gallery of the stands

New Bosch diesel technology provides solution to NOx problem. Bosch CEO Dr. Denner also calls for transparency on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Unprecedented emissions: NOx 10 times lower than limits set for 2020. New Bosch technology retains advantage with regard to fuel consumption and environmental impact.

Dr Denner:

There’s a future for diesel. Soon, emissions will no longer be an issue.

Two wheels make CV Show last-mile moment in exploding world of Express logistics.

MAN launch van, Nissan talk two hundred miles electric and Iveco go gas with blue van.

IOC in Birmingham to walk the 50,000 metre exhibition space of the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC - halls 3, 3A, 4 and 5, with the workshop area for the mechanics.

Twenty thousand visitors expected for the three-day extravaganza of all vehicles commercial.

Whistl move to private cloud to facilitate product and international expansion.

Whistl is migrating its business-critical applications to Ensono Private Cloud to aid the expansion of the business and provide greater scalability and cost efficiency, including its core logistics platform that helps process over 4 billion mail items per year.

Whistl will migrate business critical workloads to Ensono’s private cloud platform, including its core logistics platform.

The transformation of its IT infrastructure provides Whistl with a hybrid IT model that will enable it to share workloads between private and public cloud environments as required to support its service offering.

Moya Greene

It's been a pleasure and a great privilege to serve as CEO of this cherished UK institution

Friday sunshine announcement from one of the UK's most respected brands - boss of the Royal Mail, Moya Greene is to retire in September.

Moya Greene has done eight years, from a break-even to almost 500 million profit this year. Friday morning share price remained stable over £5.60.

Moya Greene will leave the board in July. She arrived at Royal Mail from Canada Post where she held the top slot. The privatisation in 2013/14 and a long-running dispute on pensions have been at the heart of her term.

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