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Keep the planes flying and the trucks rolling says FTA

KEEP THE PLANES FLYING AND THE TRUCKS ROLLING, SAYS FTA

FTA, the UK’s leading membership association representing the logistics industry, has warned the government’s Brexit negotiators to prioritise the negotiation of aviation and road access agreements with the European Union, if all traffic and trade between the UK and the Continent is to keep moving after 29 March 2019. “Discussions …

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70% of HGV Drivers Recorded by Microlise Telematics in 2017

70 percent of HGV Drivers Recorded by Microlise Telematics in 2017

According to data from the Department for Transport and Office for National Statistics, 301,600 HGV drivers were employed in 2017. With 210,000 drivers recorded in Microlise systems over the same period, a significant 70% of the UK HGV driving community engaged with Microlise telematics over the year. The number of …

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Wincanton teams-up with PwC to help customers plan for Brexit

Wincanton teams-up with PwC to help customers plan for Brexit

Businesses urged to act now Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has announced that it is working with PwC’s supply chain advisory practice, to help the UK’s core retail, consumer and infrastructure suppliers take advantage of the opportunities, as well as risks associated with Brexit. The combined Wincanton & PwC …

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REC report highlights UKWA’s labour market concerns

REC report highlights UKWA labour market concerns

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association UKWA has warned that continuing uncertainty over Britain’s post-Brexit immigration policy is leading to a shortage of labour that will have serious ramifications across the logistics industry. “At a time when the UK is experiencing the lowest youth employment rate since the 1970s and the …

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Hoppecke commits to doing business in the UK

Hoppecke commits to doing business in the UK

Despite concerns about prospects for economic growth and the uncertain commercial landscape post-Brexit, for energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries it’s business as usual. Whilst the likes of Airbus, Unilever and BMW have been voicing fears over the impact on their businesses of a ‘no deal’, Hoppecke has signalled its …

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Logistics sector facing a “perfect storm” says UKWA CEO

Logistics sector facing a perfect storm says UKWA CEO

Speaking at this week’s United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards Lunch, Peter Ward – UKWA’s CEO, warned that global political and economic uncertainty allied to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented pace of change within the logistics sector.” However, …

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