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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.

Brigadier Phil Prosser 101 Brigade RLC – The Iron Vipers - briefed the nation on accelerated vaccine deployment at the Downing Street Covid Press Conference on 7th January 2021.

Brigadier Phil Prosser, 101 Logistic Brigade, the Iron Vipers was amongst the IOC National Courier Award winners in 2020 for its coalition with Clipper to deliver PPE to the NHS.

This week he stood alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson to talk about getting vaccine in people's arms, not vaccine left on shelves.

The challenge of COVID for express delivery

Broadcast-quality video by ten senior IOC fellows

To close 2020, ten senior fellows of the IOC bring you their lens on the Covid challenge in a thirty minute must-watch broadcast-quality video.

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Top Brass Ten talk challenge - national, regional, heart of London; a senior view of the express courier sector delivering during COVID.

‘Express delivery adapted swiftly and precisely to an unparalleled crisis.’


COVID-19 tests available at haulier information advice sites around England.

The government is taking further steps to help freight hauliers get tested before they travel to Kent or any port heading to France, in an effort to reduce disruption for drivers as they carry goods across the Channel. Light goods vehicle (LGV) and van drivers can also use the sites to get a COVID test.