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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

All deliveries in the city will be made by electric vehicles from 27th July.

New Bicester eco-depot will have fleet of 40 electric vehicles to serve city.

Midlands 28-82 Logistics, formed in 2020 by Nick Ledingham, has grown rapidly and now operates 42 delivery vehicles during peak.

28-82 Logistics is now set to extend and expand as a diamond logistics Network Partner.

Free and next-day delivery are the biggest influences on consumers’ purchasing decisions, but merchants are failing to meet these needs according to research by the retail expectation gap undertaken by Whistl group member, Parcelhub and Brightpearl.


Government announces package of measures to support road haulage industry 20th July

Measures introduced to support recruitment and retention within the road haulage industry to ease pressure on the sector.

- industry and government join forces to tackle heavy goods (HGV) driver shortages
- measures include launch of new consultations to provide as many HGV driving tests as possible government to work with industry to encourage more drivers into the profession and ease pressure on sector


IOC at Stand 731 Intralogistex Coventry Ricoh Arena July 1st & 2nd

Pineapples, Cury Wurly & keynotes to talk final mile in lockdown.

DX announced this week the significant expansion of its Maidstone parcel freight depot.


Limb B & the worker status implication for logistics.

This week, Nina Day at HSE highlights new consultation on PPE. The IOC asked expert express logistics sector lawyer Melanie Stancliffe to explain the worker status implication and then we have the full outline consultation from HSE below. IOC are asking senior fellows to get this material in front of their HSE seniors.

The consultation will last for a month starting on Monday.


"Tuffnells are delighted to confirm Gary Milne’s appointment to the role of Operations Director July 2021"


DPD and ENSO team up to trial revolutionary EV tyres to reduce air and microplastic pollution in London.

The trial is part of TfL's London FreightLab Innovation Challenge

Academic paper published for express delivery sector numbers

Understanding customers' adoption of express delivery service for last-mile delivery in the UK.’ Published by : International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (CJOL)

The paper is open access and free to download.