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No deal Brexit ‘catastrophic’ for UK supply chain

January 18, 2019 Motor Transport

As confusion continues in Westminster over the shape of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the FTA is urging politicians to find a solution which supports businesses so that Britain can keep trading effectively with its biggest market, the EU. As the clock counts down to March 29 when the UK is set to leave the EU, James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the FTA, warns that a no deal outcome to negotiations would put business, jobs and the […]

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Delivering Brexit success

January 17, 2019 Motor Transport

Britain’s ‘imminent’ departure from the European Union may have sparked huge debate across the UK logistics sector, with concerns of significant challenges throughout the international supply chain, but Brexit could also be a catalyst for change for the better for the industry, according to Clugston Distribution director Tim Doggett.

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No deal doesn’t have to mean delays if we work together

December 14, 2018 Motor Transport

With Brexit hanging in the balance and the prospect of no deal remaining very real, it would be sensible to plan for such. There is always talk of delays at Calais but we do not subscribe to this negative way of thinking as UK customs have no intention of delaying imports into the UK, but they do need your help!

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The choice is clear – gas is the way to go for cleaner air

October 16, 2018 Motor Transport

There has never been a better time for the freight industry to fully embrace gas-based fuels. While gas is already a part of the bigger picture, the government’s recently launched ‘Road to zero’ strategy, and the introduction of clean air and low emission zones, means gas’s position as the clear fuel of choice for freight operators is secure.

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Logistics can no longer ignore environmental measures

October 15, 2018 Motor Transport

From April 2019 the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect in central London, with an extended north-south ULEZ announced for 2021. At CitySprint, we believe the introduction of government initiatives such as the T-charge and the ULEZ are necessary steps in combating urban pollution – and we anticipate that other cities will follow suit. The logistics industry has long understood its effect on the environment; it can no longer afford not to take practical steps […]

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Stop demonising diesel – just give us the facts

September 3, 2018 Steve Hobson

Just when you thought the ‘demonisation’ of diesel was well and truly dead and buried, as most people now understand that Euro-6 diesels are extremely clean, a press release from the Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance lands in my email inbox.

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Come and join four middle-aged blokes suffer for Transaid

August 24, 2018 Steve Hobson

With 2019 being one of the hottest and driest summers on record, chances are June 2019 will see torrential downpours and strong winds. But don’t let that put you off signing up for Transaid’s latest and possibly greatest fundraiser – a 972-mile cycle ride across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).

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What does the AI revolution mean for transport?

May 15, 2018 Motor Transport

With the likes of Amazon cooking up a storm in the world of research and development, what will the inevitable market disruption mean for skilled workers? Skills for Logistics MD David Coombes considers how the game could change, and how skilled workers should play it.