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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Prime Minster ‘zero emission by 2040

IOC in West London for the LoCITY Kempton Park showcase event for the road to zero emission.

Sept 5th - early morning roads full as school is back, IOC chair Carl Lomas was at Heathrow for the Kempton Park, third LoCITY TfL annual conference.

The IOC team were hands on all things alternative fuel, Van / HGV and policy across the board for LoCITY hosted by TfL. Fellows, including Rob Scott GLH, Sam Clarke Gnewt and Addison Lee Kevin Valentine met Tracey Worth for the LoCITY conference seminars.

Free to attend, seminars, bacon sandwich start, lunch free and car parking. A ride-and-drive event and an interactive debate on the day rich in LowCVP and chaired by Andy Eastlake.

This year's conference is delivered by GreenFleet and IOC are here to give you a full express final mile update.

Take a brief look at the live headlines and walk the vehicle gallery below.

Three and a half years in the making, funding is agreed and it's ready for training providers to dish up to the sector ! A sector that continues to explode in numbers, with career routes set for life.

The last part of the jigsaw fell into place today when Dept for Education, IFA published the funding band for Express Trailblazer level two delivery operative (Friday Aug 17). Band six places around four thousand pounds of levy fee available to candidates taking up the brand new express qualification.

TfL boss Mike Brown was on hand to congratulate IOC chair Carl Lomas who has been acting as secretary to the express employer group for the last three and a half years. Mike Brown is also the chairman of the DfT STAT group - Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce. Mike is holding this year's STAT annual review,  which details the Express sector. Lomas is showcasing the Express logos for the new qual that will provide strong support to new-generation drivers in or entering the final mile sector.


Cycle to work day 2018. It first began in 2012 as a means of getting people to ditch their car in favour of two wheels and has now become a full-blown cycling celebration.

This year, Tracey Worth used a Santander bike at Euston to get to TfL meetings in SE1, joining more than 20,000 people who pledged to make their way to and from the office by bike.

Doing the right thing

Following the latest Taylor issues after the Pimlico tribunal, IOC aligned the code of practice heads of industry to sit in the summer heatwave; ‘it will not wait for autumn.

The Aug 1st event was a fellows' full table with guests packed in at the sides. Lunch courtesy of Irwin Mitchell set a tone of interaction and exchange; the IOC sorted pudding in trade show style with Curly Wurly chocolate bars and the debate bag.

A code of practice for the express delivery sector.

The vote delivered Ethical Best Practice joint first concern with Environmental. Health and Safety next, with Employment Status right behind.

Dept for Transport and Jesse Norman MP Sunday 7am 12 Aug 2018 launched a consultation to look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists. The Department for Transport has begun a 12-week consultation on plans to update existing road safety laws to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

The new consultation, open for 12 weeks from today (12 August 2018), will look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists.

Argos launch summer catalogue – You're Good to Go – Same day delivery

Express home delivery - It's not all online.

Pallets of the new Argos catalogue launched this Saturday as shoppers on the high street had FAST TRACK options to order by 6pm for 10pm same day delivery.

 Exploding e-retail drawing market share from bricks and mortar High Street to home delivery leaves catalogue strong.

Mayor, TfL and the Met launch the "boldest-ever plan" to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads.

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have this week published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which sets out bold and ambitious plans to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s transport network.

Following the DHL-UK Mail deal at the end of 2016, the brand is set to change - also new web for over fifty sites.

A new web site and rebranding for the fifty UK Mail sites adding strong DHL international options to the customer provision.

Amazon Prime Day in delivery as Lord Mayor brands the final mile for the Institute of Couriers' last mile 1976 Honda courier bike with one hundred and twenty nine thousand miles on the clock. How many London, West End goes City deliveries is that?

Institute of Couriers President Lord Falkland was at the five hundred and first year of the ancient guild ceremony of cart marking for a bumper turnout of Institute fellows and guests - national, regional and network.

IOC heads of industry to talk shop and discuss code of practice for the future of the transport & logistics sector. VIP guests of the IOC included DfT head of freight policy, Philip Martin and Army post office boss, Colonel Andy Moffat.

Prime Day is a one-day-only global shopping event exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon - 'Sign up to experience the benefits that millions of Prime Members enjoy.'

Prime Day began three years ago, July 15th 2015, the anniversary of the original founding of Amazon by its CEO Jeff Bezos.

In 2017, Amazon Prime Day was big; numbers more than doubled from 2016.