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Logistics Job Shop Newsletter 23 September 2015

Welcome to the Logistics Job Shop Newsletter; your need-to-know digest and analysis of the events of the past fortnight in the road transport industry.

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BORIS JOHNSON, RETROFITTING & MAKING EYE CONTACT WITH CYCLISTS

Boris Johnson's plans to force the retrofitting of larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors have been attacked as a step too far that risks further damaging the image of road transport.

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Budge Brands toasts Santander backing

Midlands drinks firm Budge Brands is to open a 73,000 sq ft distribution centre near the centre of Birmingham after receiving £1 million in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

 

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FINDING GREAT LOGISTICS JOBS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

With newer companies opening every day and job possibilities expanding from every corner of the world, finding great logistics jobs has become a lot easier. People looking for a job in the logistics sector are spoilt for choices. There are warehouse jobs, driver jobs and  a wide of jobs in the supply chain to choose from.

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“Do the boardroom shuffle”

Welcome to the Logistics Job Shop Newsletter; your need-to-know digest and analysis of the events of the past fortnight in the road transport industry.

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Operators entering the capital could be forced to retrofit larger windows in their HGVs' cab doors at an estimated cost of £1,000 a piece, if London mayor Boris Johnson gets his way. It follows the launch of the Safer Lorry Scheme on 1 September, which requires most HGVs entering London to be fitted with sideguards and close-proximity.

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Hauliers are demanding to know why the government has given the go-ahead for Trailblazer apprenticeships that include jobs such as fashion assistants and personal trainers, while at the same time ruling out an HGV driver apprenticeship.

Last week prime minister David Cameron outlined 59 Trailblazer apprenticeships, alongside a government consultation into the apprenticeship levy.

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Welcome to the Logistics Job Shop Newsletter; your need-to-know digest and analysis of the events of the past fortnight in the road transport industry.

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Around 34% of transport managers intend to quit within five years, a new survey from the FTA has found. The figure, based on data collected from 328 transport managers, is a significant increase compared with last year's response to the same question, when 23% of the participants stated their intention to leave within the time period.

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Around 34% of transport managers intend to quit within five years, a new survey from the FTA has found.

The figure, based on data collected from 328 transport managers, is a significant increase compared with last year's response to the same question, when 23% of the participants stated their intention to leave within the time period.

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Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones confirmed the unnamed firm, is interested in Dunsbury Hill Farm, which is owned by the council, as she explained why an application has been submitted to increase the floor space by 6,000 sq m.

It has great potential but it has been several years in development because of it’s strategic importance
Donna Jones.

The Dunsbury Hill Farm site has been in the planning for around a decade and permission was eventually given by Havant Borough Council, the planning authority, in February 2014.

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Given the severity of the situation international operators face in Calais, risk management firm Spherical International has conducted an assessment of the region, and supplied its findings to Motortransport.co.uk readers.

Risk of violence in Calais

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Logistics Job Shop Newsletter 29 July 2015

“Yodel, TNT and Birds see major management changes”

Welcome to the Logistics Job Shop Newsletter; your need-to-know digest and analysis of the events of the past fortnight in the road transport industry.

INDUSTRY

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