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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

O’Donovan Waste are first in sector to achieve ISO 39001

IOC fellow Jacqueline O’Donovan reports she has achieved a momentous milestone by becoming the first dedicated final mile waste company to receive the ISO 39001 certification from BSI, which evaluates the management system of road safety and that seeks to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from traffic accidents.

O’Donovan have already achieved ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and BH OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety)

Have you applied for the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme ?

FHDDS, HMRC’s new scheme started in April and aims to tackle VAT and customs duty fraud by overseas importers.

The FHDDS affects UK-based businesses that store imported goods on behalf of non-EU customers.  You must be approved by HMRC and your application needs to be submitted online to HMRC by 30 June 2018.

Institute of Couriers on stand 1026 at the UK and Ireland's largest transport and logistics event - Multimodal 2018

  • 225 exhibitors
  • 9,500 visitors
  • 35 conference sessions
  • 85 speakers
  • The Multimodal Mixer - networking for exhibitors and visitors
  • 12 Awards

Exclusive sneak-peek of the exhibitor stands before the doors even open ! see our photo-gallery of the stands

New Bosch diesel technology provides solution to NOx problem. Bosch CEO Dr. Denner also calls for transparency on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Unprecedented emissions: NOx 10 times lower than limits set for 2020. New Bosch technology retains advantage with regard to fuel consumption and environmental impact.

Dr Denner:

There’s a future for diesel. Soon, emissions will no longer be an issue.

Two wheels make CV Show last-mile moment in exploding world of Express logistics.

MAN launch van, Nissan talk two hundred miles electric and Iveco go gas with blue van.

IOC in Birmingham to walk the 50,000 metre exhibition space of the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC - halls 3, 3A, 4 and 5, with the workshop area for the mechanics.

Twenty thousand visitors expected for the three-day extravaganza of all vehicles commercial.

Whistl move to private cloud to facilitate product and international expansion.

Whistl is migrating its business-critical applications to Ensono Private Cloud to aid the expansion of the business and provide greater scalability and cost efficiency, including its core logistics platform that helps process over 4 billion mail items per year.

Whistl will migrate business critical workloads to Ensono’s private cloud platform, including its core logistics platform.

The transformation of its IT infrastructure provides Whistl with a hybrid IT model that will enable it to share workloads between private and public cloud environments as required to support its service offering.

Moya Greene

It's been a pleasure and a great privilege to serve as CEO of this cherished UK institution

Friday sunshine announcement from one of the UK's most respected brands - boss of the Royal Mail, Moya Greene is to retire in September.

Moya Greene has done eight years, from a break-even to almost 500 million profit this year. Friday morning share price remained stable over £5.60.

Moya Greene will leave the board in July. She arrived at Royal Mail from Canada Post where she held the top slot. The privatisation in 2013/14 and a long-running dispute on pensions have been at the heart of her term.

Institute of Couriers chairman, Carl Lomas looks at the headlines,

Lomas, ‘Infrastructure remains key, fleet charge at a hub or individual driver charge at home ?

Nigel Banes SMMT, ‘ A patchwork quilt of London geographics, street-by-street compliance is not the way.

Simon Scarfe TfL, ‘Working with 33 London Boroughs is a big job. Compare it to 33 small cities

Sam Clarke Gnewt, ‘ Working in silos will create a long road to success.'

Tracey Worth IOC, ‘Clean air is not just about alternative fuel !

The full house tallied up 24 thousand vans at a single DfT round table, with giant display TVs for the energetic agenda.

Thursday, 12th April at 4.00 pm Regus Heathrow, Bath Road.

IOC chairman Carl Lomas was a guest of Hounslow Chamber at the oblong table of the Regus office at Heathrow with shippers, freight forwarders and handlers talking logistics in a frank and heated exchange opening on infrastructure. ‘Heathrow understands cargo but do they see cargo as a market ?

Keynotes followed on next generation workforce, e-retail digitisation and a finish on alternative fuel vehicles for clean air at Heathrow.

IOC Chairman Carl Lomas, sec of the DfE Inst for Apprenticeships Express employer group talks employment status and levy qualifications.

Lomas met Ben from Yodel to explain the latest position of apprenticeship qualifications for the Express sector and take a broad look at the IOC Taylor response document.

Capturing his thoughts - It’s a sector-wide issue, there is a lot of material on the IOC web worth a look, easy summaries for both Taylor, the IOC response and the March 2018 Good Work document response. There is also a full bubble on the express qualifications  where the first delivery that uses levy is very close at both manager and frontline driver level.