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Overall, provision of access to site facilities has been found to be very good.’

Health and Safety Executive addressed the IOC fellows round table last month to announce sector-specific COVID safe transport and logistics audits focused on the implementation of controls to prevent Covid-19 transmission in the workplace and the provision of suitable welfare facilities for all workers.

This week HSE updated senior IOC fellows on progress.

Nina Day comments, ‘Overall, provision of access to welfare facilities has been found to be very good, with arrangements made for visiting drivers to access site facilities where they are required to wait in their cabs.’ ‘Vehicle driveaways are a significant danger during loading or unloading.

City of London Corporation teams up with Amazon to cut delivery vehicles and improve air quality

The City of London Corporation has, this week [15 December] approved its first Last Mile Logistics Hub to consolidate deliveries, reduce traffic and cut harmful emissions from the Square Mile of the City of London.

The Planning and Transportation Committee approved the initiative which will transform 39 car parking spaces within the underutilised London Wall Car Park into a hub for Amazon Logistics.

The final leg of parcel deliveries will be undertaken by e-cargo bikes and people on foot, removing large numbers of delivery vehicles from City streets.


DfT - Trucks need KAP for Brexit Dover-Eurotunnel crossing.

'Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border' service is available now.


Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,

Ministers must 'play fair' by London to fund capital's transport.’

London should be allowed to keep £500m Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) raised each year in the city in a proposal announced today (Friday 11 Dec 2020) by the London Mayor.

'If government refuses to let London keep VED, other ways of raising this money will be needed after Covid-19 decimated TfL fares income.'

Proposed Greater London boundary charge as alternative to VED hypothecation. All non-residents would pay a daily charge to enter Greater London in a vehicle - whether they pollute or not.

There has been an increase in crimes against couriers.

The IOC, in partnership with the National Business Crime Centre, has produced a poster explaining the risks and best-practice responses to help keep the Express driver safe.

Chief Inspector Patrick Holdaway explains, "Police forces, particularly in the North West, are seeing an increase in crimes against couriers..."


The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) this week announced that Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).

She will take up her appointment early in the New Year. Lucy is currently the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for Specialist Operations.


DPD handle 12 million parcels in one week.

Announce growth of 7,500 new members of the DPD team since COVID-19.

CEO Dwain Macdonald thanks team online.

The government has appointed Sir Peter Hendy – Hon fellow of the IOC, Chairman of Network Rail – to act as a Christmas travel tsar.

Providing rigorous scrutiny of the plans of all rail, road, coach, maritime and aviation operators, he will ensure a collective focus across the transport industry on minimising disruption and supporting passengers.

HSE Kanwal Kanda, head of transport sector briefs IOC round table on the inspection programme and how feedback is aimed to deliver best practice.

Big turnout for Wed at One IOC fellows' Zoom round table as sector puts forward its Covid champions and Covid police.

Fellows can view the Zoom recording of the round table here. Please contact IOC for the passcode.

Des Travers, CEO DPD Ireland, ‘As part of our Smart Urban Delivery commitment, DPD Ireland has launched the first of its kind “Green Last Mile” initiative, a new scheme set up to deliver 1,000 parcels per day in Bettystown, Laytown, and Drogheda using a double-decker bus and ten electric bikes.'