IoC news

IoC news

Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Electric zero emission fleet for Paris.

Sam Clarke, Gnwet Menzies and chair of the IOC alternative fuel vehicle group says ‘news on Voltia’s vans being snapped up by Chronopost in Europe clearly demonstrates the need for electric vans of this size for multi-drop applications. Gnewt was the first company to introduce these Nissan converted vans into the UK and they have been fantastic workhorses for us so its good to see others also recognising the potential.'

LoCITY light vehicle chair, IOC Chairman joins Sixteen thousand in TfGM Manchester heartland for last mile delivery at thirteen miles.

Carmen, Carl Lomas donned full high visibility rain top in Manchester to join sixteen thousand runners on closed roads of TfGM heartland.

A wall of runners for the Manchester Half Marathon.

Started in waves of targeted times, Lomas in purple set for a two-hour window on the streets of Manchester.

Transport for Greater Manchester sorted the multi-modal transport, tram and train for the start at Old Trafford Man United Football Ground.

‘Talking positive solutions to clean air opportunities in light vehicle.’

A positive lens on clean air final mile for LoCITY.

Understanding climate change opportunities for vans was top of the networking best-practice discussions as police helicopters buzzed above the roof for the TfL LoCITY light vehicle group.

Operators turned out in force for the October meeting on the multi-coloured chairs of the tenth floor of Broadway in St James.

Tubes quiet and roads closed as extinction demonstrators flooded into Parliament Sq.

Emerging second-hand EV values were high on the discussion, as were standards for electric batteries;  VHS or Betamax?

Commercial Vehicle Safety: North West Challenges & Opportunities

‘Commercial Vehicle Safety: The Challenges & Opportunities’

Highways England Conference for commercial vehicle fleet operators across the North West to improve road safety and cut collisions and casualties on the region’s roads had square tables of ten in the premier suite of the horse track.

18 new roads move a step closer to completion

Parliament back in the House. DfT News on the last day of September was all good news for roads.

A first wave of funding announced which will enable 18 new road schemes to move on to the next stage of development with 18 new road schemes given the go ahead by the Department for Transport.


Whistl has announced that it is trialling the first electric Renault Master ZE to be licenced on UK roads.

The all-electric 3.1 tonne van has a range of around 100 miles and is being trialled in Belfast by Whistl on day-to-day operations, collecting business mail and parcels.


Yellow carpets and black and white stripes at the NEC for logistics trade show seminars from Brexit to Coca Cola sustainable final mile.

Trailblazers from express L2 to degree apprenticeship.

From diversity and inclusion to robots in sortation.

IOC bring you the NEC A-list trade show photo gallery to your laptop, a visit summary and the key notes of seminars in centre stage.

Thomas Cook road to jobs in Express final mile logistics.

The Institute of Couriers is working with DWP's Job Centre Plus Head of Logistics Engagement Alex Farkas to help coordinate job places nationwide for Thomas Cook staff to apply for roles in the Express final mile logistics sector.

Your first step is a brief narrative, name and geographic location to begin an application across the express delivery sector.

Email to the IOC as your first step, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the IOC fellows' Heads of Industry, employment law expert Dr Sybill Steiner spoke tests for employment status of express sector van drivers.

The following day the REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY RULING BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION , REFERRING TRIBUNAL Employment Judge Andrew Clarke QC at the Watford Employment Tribunal, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, YODEL DELIVERY NETWORK LIMITED was published.

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ULEZ & Vision Zero – keynote from TfL – ULEZ. Taylor from Irwin Mitchell expert and whole-life electric van cost by CENEX.

Awards nomination case studies, Express Trailblazer apprenticeship workshop, all opened with an industry outline masterclass focused on client chain.

Sept 17th IOC fellows' Heads of Industry round table at the Institute of Directors began with a networking of all things courier from national, regional and SME operators in final mile, last mile.

Tracey Worth delivered a masterclass on nomination material that scores the best results in National Courier Awards nominations. Head of National and Regional partnerships at TfL, Lauren Preteceille talked ULEZ and Vision Zero. Irwin Mitchell put forward Taylor expert, Dr Sybill Steiner who talked worker status and a last minute keynote was CENEX Fergus Worthy who talked whole-life electric van cost.