Now in its second year, the free-to-attend conference will explore the steps operators need to take to ensure the necessary power supply for their depots’ operations both now and for the future. It will also focus on skills – including recruitment, development and retention – provide an insight into future van taxation and explore decarbonisation in terms of current progress, key trends, key asks of government and what to watch out for in the future. An overview of traffic management measures ahead of the Commonwealth Games will also be included to enable operators to plan ahead to minimise potential disruption.
As well as Logistics UK policy experts, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from – and have their questions answered by – senior industry figures from organisations such as Ford Motor Company, Arrival, Western Power Networks and Transport for West Midlands.
Denise Beedell, Public Policy Manager at Logistics UK, comments: “There has never been a more exciting time for the van sector. With the net-zero emissions by 2050 deadline moving ever-closer, decarbonisation has become a key focus for industry. As a result, the future landscape is changing and operators are facing operational challenges such as electrifying their depots, as well as changing legislation and emerging technologies. In such a fast-paced sector, it is vital operators are armed with the knowledge needed to prepare now, for the future; we are delighted to be hosting Next Generation Van, which aims to do just that.”
Next Generation Van is supported by Logistics UK’s Van Gold Partners; The AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Lex Autolease, Quartix, TVL and WTW, as well as VARTA Batteries (Clarios). For more information, or to book your free place, please visit: https://logistics.org.uk/nextgenerationvan
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk