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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Vaccine request for express couriers delivering to the door

The Institute of Couriers has written to the following Ministers:

-Nadhim Zahawi MP - who is the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment.

-Baroness Vere - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Transport.

-Matt Hancock - Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

to request consideration for home delivery, express couriers to be given a high priority vaccination status.


DX - pinch, punch, first of the month, for Trading Update.

Accounting period covers 27 weeks ending 02 Jan 2021.

Greater proportion of B2C deliveries.

DfT £93 million for road upgrades as Transport Secretary pledges to build back better across the country.

Road upgrades across the country to get £93 million in funding.

Data produced by Department for Transport published this week show number killed in rolling year comparison is down 14%

In-year statistics on reported road accidents (RAS45) were published to June 2020 this week by DfT.

Road traffic injuries and deaths are down.

DfT Latest annual rolling total shows accidents road accidents down 16%.

DfT rolling year, July 2018 to June 2019 showed 1.827 killed in road accidents, for the rolling year July 19 to June 2020 the number fell 14% to 1,580.

Looking at the number for all casualties, July 2018 to June 2019 was 156,034, in the rolling year July 2018 to June 2020 the number fell 16% to 131,220.


DPD Group tops MoneySavingExpert's customer satisfaction poll for eighth year running.


The New Year list of the IOC

New Year's Day 2021, IOC president, Viscount, Lord Falkland announced 2021 New Year’s structure list for the Institute of Couriers.

Four new group chairs. Services to Industry winner, Alistair Cochrane takes over chair of the judges of the National Courier Awards from Adrian Smith at Swift. Graham Thomas Ocado takes chair of Alternative Vehicles group from Sam Clarke. A new group is formed to focus on security with joint chairs, Adrian Sherratt DPD and Andy Magromallis Tuffnells.

Richard England remains chair of the owner operator group and Justin Moore continues in the role of education chair.

Meet the new group chairs at the Fellows heads of industry round table Zoom Feb 2nd.


TfL urge London freight operators to apply for a Direct Vision Standard safety permit as soon as possible.

The countdown to March 1st enforcement is ticking.

From 1 March, TfL’s lorry safety scheme will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be enforced on all roads in the capital.

The operators of many thousands of HGVs on London’s roads have not yet applied for a required free safety permit.

Freight operators are reminded that a tighter Low Emission Zone standard will also be enforced from the same date.

Ufku Akaltan, president East Europe District, ‘After successfully reaching a post-Brexit trade agreement, the EU and the United Kingdom started the New Year as partners who share a common history. But the agreement does not mean "business as usual", my notes below will guide you through Brexit and help you on your journey towards a new trading landscape.

IOC maps the sector for delivery strength to support lockdown, signs the race charter, and, following on-the-road filming of the National Courier Awards, launches a ten fellow keynote broadcast video as fellows talk Covid challenge.


TfL launches online data platform to raise awareness of road collisions in London

New Vision Zero Dashboard presents collision data in a more accessible format with enhanced search tools, maps and data visualisation, highlighting the frequency and severity of collisions in the capital.