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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

One honorary fellowship is awarded by the IOC each year; Carolyn will receive her hood of hon fellow at the IOC fellows' gowning in the House of Lords on March 1st .

She joins hon fellows of recent years, including: Leon Daniels OBE, former head of surface transport TfL, John Holland-Kaye, CEO Heathrow, Mike Brown TfL commissioner, Sarah Bell Traffic commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy Network Rail chair, Prof Liz Barnes, Vice Chancellor Staffordshire Univ.

The City of London Corporation’s excellent work on green and safe transport initiatives was recognised last year at the Institute of Couriers' 22nd Annual Awards.

CO2 down almost a third for final mile food at Ocado.

Hatfield Ocado site – £3 million investment for Natural Gas

Green trucks running on green fuel for final mile food. Corporate social responsibility at Ocado in next step to gas for trucks north of London at the Hatfield site.

Three million pounds of investment into Ocado Hatfield site brings 20 per cent of Ocado’s HGV fleet powered by alternative fuel. With the launch of gas at Hatfield, 29 heavy goods vehicles will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), blended biomethane replacing existing diesel vehicles.

Daniel Allin, Diamond Logistics, reflects and gives IOC fellows his exclusive peek in to post-Peak 2018. ‘2018 was the least traumatic peak in over twenty years.

Daniel Allin,

Well, Peak 2018 for the parcel industry is all but over. Just the post-Christmas returns and January bargain hunts to now cater for – and what a peak it’s been. It’s probably been the least traumatic peak I’ve been part of for some 23 years!

Daniel delivers his exclusive review to IOC.

Royal Mail team had a Boxing Day delivery to remember on the River Derwent in Derbyshire.

The Royal Mail Team contracted for delivery by water; they entered the Matlock Bath Boxing Day raft race in full red team colours.

Their raft was dressed as a post van to battle the Boxing Day rapids from Matlock, through Matlock Bath to the Arkwright Mill at Cromford.

Time to act on your two-year-olds; are they in or are they out?

The Institute of Couriers 1976 CX500 courier bike is not compliant for ULEZ; no surprise there, but what about vehicles in the grey dates? - a few years ago? - may have been Euro 6 but the manufacturer did not register them as such.

It's time to act, some of the new-ish vehicles may have the wrong compliance on the register and if you don’t do the paperwork they will be charged at a hundred pounds a day for heavy vehicles.


TfL full house opens with Alex Williams

TfL is committed to working with you to achieve Vision Zero.’

TfL full house at Palestra for peak period freight meeting.

Opened with paramedic road traffic video by Vicky Lebrec from Roadpeace, ‘I was hit by a tipper truck

Focus on Vision Zero. ‘It's not just those run over, it’s the driver too.

IOC Vice President, the Rt. Hon. John Hayes MP bagged a Black Friday moment of his very own to receive a knighthood.

The IOC Vice President became Sir John Hayes on Black Friday 2018. National Courier Awards, rattle your clappers, John Hayes is set to be at fellows gowning on March 1st 2019 to welcome the twelve ceremonial fellows of the IOC for 2019.

IMRG forecast is £1.5bn on the day - £8.5 billion sales values on the week.

November 23rd was official Black Friday – IMRG quote ‘The most on-line retail day ever’ – As petrol price bumps below one twenty a litre.

A sprinkling of snow on Wed set logisticians into a frenzy on final mile vision against snow and ice but clouds and sunshine have kept the roads clear for last mile and petrol fuelling below one twenty a litre has set the tone for logistics success.

By three in the afternoon Barclaycard transaction numbers were up 10% on last year but spending was down 12% - Further views were strong shift from high street bricks and mortar to online bargain hunting.

IOC focus on two wheels in Birmingham for NEC bike show – MCIA AGM & FORS talking v5 licenses for powered two-wheelers.

This week’s Road Safety Week was focused on two wheels, let’s get the terminology right, it’s 'powered two-wheelers', and that was at the heart of the MCIA's AGM held at the NEC Bike Show. Tracey Worth is in the IOC bike show snap - all-electric on the Peugeot V2 ready for clean air final mile.

Jesse Norman moves up from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Minister of State for department of Transport.

Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, a former Barclays director, graduate of Oxford University and post-graduate of UCL was promoted Monday of this week (Nov 12) to transport minister after last week's resignation of Jo Johnson in regard to Brexit.