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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

ULEZ racing towards City of London. City of London set the stage for all things future in our vehicle fleets.

Electrification of Montreal, keynote opening for the two-day Future Fleet conference at Guildhall in the City of London.

Two days with a gala evening of Future Fleet Awards, agenda packed to busting from New York PD to City of London,

Biodiesel in Iowa to Stockholm for clean air with an exhibition of latest clean air vehicles to boot.

Are drivers skilled? measure by salary - future immigration paper.

After the Tuesday vote, a paper titled ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ was published the following day by the Home Office. It aims to set out the UK’s approach to immigration after Brexit.

The proposed new system, which would be introduced in phases from 2021, envisages scrapping the current cap on the number of skilled workers that can be admitted from the EU or elsewhere, while there will be a consultation on a minimum salary requirement for skilled staff applying for five-year visas.

Talking to the IOC, Alan Lewis, employment partner with Irwin Mitchell solicitors said

The minimum salary of £30,000 required for skilled staff to apply for 5-year visas will, if applied to drivers, be likely to be prohibitive to recruiting anywhere near the numbers required for current logistics requirements.

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.