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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

First traffic lights 151 years ago today

ULEZ, Vision Zero, Diversity.

IOC fellows attended the transport dinner at Mansion House last week, greeted by the Master Carmen, Steve Britt.

ULEZ Black cab exemptions, scrappage and the pending Manchester clean air zone were all in the networking discussion before a grand gala dinner.

Minister Jesse Norman asks IOC to drive positive change for women in the express courier sector.

Ministers across the Department for Transport have written to IOC industry leaders calling on them to take action to increase the availability of opportunities across the sector to women.

This action is the culmination of weeks of activity in which ministers across the Department for Transport have reached out to raise the issue of getting more women into the transport sector.

Drawing this together, the DfT announced that it will shortly be holding a major round-table to look into the barriers preventing women from joining the sector. It will seek to drive positive change similar to that seen within DfT over the last couple of years.

House of Lords terrace packed full in post Feb heatwave

IOC Fellows' Gowning has full house Hon fellows turnout

Youngest fellow ever in the 2019 dozen, family of final mile.

Hottest Feb on record filled the outside terrace of the House of Lords with fellows of the Institute of Couriers for the March 1st sold out full house express delivery event of the year.

Institute of Couriers 2019 fellows' gowning, a life services hood & a new hon fellow to make the twelve ceremonial fellows for 2019 in a year that saw the youngest fellow ever elected to the institute, Scott King, age 24, CitySprint. Welcomed by Viscount, Lord Falkland, president of the Institute of Couriers in a rousing speech of engagement.

IOC Fellows' Gowning. Friday March 1st 2019 - a  full house Hon fellows turnout.

The 2019 dozen join family of final mile.

Sold out full house network event of the year for final mile, last mile House of Lords event. Institute of Couriers 2019 fellows' gowning, a life services hood & a new hon fellow to make the twelve ceremonial fellows 2019. Key note by TfL boss commissioner Mike Brown MVO for the Sixty-seventh year since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.

Viscount Falkland, ceremonially gowning twelve fellows of the IOC on the terrace of the House of Lords.

Asking the question of delivery time value for Curly Wurlies at Intalogistex, Ricoh Arena Coventry trade show.

Final mile, client chain, fellows talking express numbers and best practice from the IOC pledge of doing the right thing to Taylor and employment law.

Curly Wurly gifts for your answers, it would not be client chain without a pineapple.

IntraLogisteX was a magic start to the 2019 trade shows and the first survey numbers have arrived for the 2019 data on perception of value of final mile delivery.

 

Asking the question of delivery time value for Curly Wurlies.

Final mile, client chain, fellows talking express numbers and best practice - from the IOC pledge of 'doing the right thing' to Taylor and employment law.

Curly Wurly gifts for your answers to our survey.

It would not be client chain without a pineapple. Intralogistex was a magic start to the 2019 trade shows.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan and TfL Alex Williams comment below. GLA, Oliver Lord, spoke to the IOC on detail of the launch of the new diesel van scrappage scheme this week.

It’s targeted at microbusinesses and charities. Microbusiness must have fewer than ten employees, less than 638 thousand pounds of turnover and be registered at Companies House or be VAT registered.’

Gnewt by Menzies with Ford to trial digital delivery service co-ordinating multiple modes of transport from depot to doorstep.

Sam Clarke,

We can not just keep adding more and more small vans into the mix.

 

During the trial, Gnewt’s last mile delivery service will be driven by Ford’s cloud-based, multimodal routing and logistics software MoDe:Link, that manages parcel delivery from depot to doorstep.

 

This may be the largest electric fleet in the world - aimed at six thousand electric vehicles on the road in the next three years.

IOC fellow Bob Black tells us first-hand, Australia Post is set to operate nation’s largest electric vehicle fleet.

First Monday of February, Hermes announce self-employed driver holiday and guaranteed work, they are to call it ‘self-employed plus’ status.

Martijn de Lange, Hermes UK CEO, speaking to the IOC said:

This new option allows couriers to retain the flexibility of self-employment we know is so important to them and gives them the certainty of guaranteed levels of earning, the security of holiday pay and a strong voice.

 

We’re proud to be leading the way with this pioneering development which we hope will encourage other companies to reflect on the employment models they use.

 

We have listened to our couriers and are wholeheartedly committed to offering innovative ways of working to meet peoples’ differing needs.

 

Matthew Taylor FRSA, author of 'Good Work - The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices' responded to the news of the Hermes-GMB deal in a communication to Fellows of the RSA...