Freight Industry Times, Issue 68

From the Editor

The latest edition includes articles and comment from a number of authoritative voices from across the supply chain sector, plus articles and reviews from all strands of the industry - air, road, rail, sea and multimodalism.

From the Editor

Now, more than ever, with Brexit and the ramifications of leaving the EU, it is vital that the freight sector has the widest pool of talent to recruit from.

To this end Freight Industry Times has launched FIT FOR THE FUTURE – a new campaign to address the skills shortages in the freight and logistics sectors and attract more young people to the industry.

We highlight five 'challenges' that need to be urgently addressed as well as identifying key issues for the road, rail, air and maritime sectors.

Over the coming months, Freight Industry Times will be looking at these challenges in depth, examining the latest initiatives from across government, industry and academia, as well as featuring those innovative companies at the ‘coalface’ who are already rising to the challenge.

Brexit is bound to feature prominently at two key industry events taking place during this quarter: Multimodal and the CV Show. We have full previews for both events, which are shaping up to be their biggest and best to date.

Other Brexit analysis in this issue comes from the Institute of Export & International Trade’s Mike Josypenko, who looks at some of the key issues facing the UK’s Roll on-Roll off sector and how this may affect exporters and exporters in a post-Brexit world.

Brexit aside, other topics covered in this issue include operator licencing, telematics, Driver CPC, tyre safety; food security, cargo crime and loading bay health and safety, to name but a few!

As well as rounding up the latest news affecting the road, rail, air and maritime sectors, we feature comment and analysis from our regular contributors, which includes Rob Flello MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport; Richard Burnett, Chief Executive of the Road Haulage Association; David Wells, Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association; Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager; and Maggie Simpson, Executive Director of Rail Freight Group.

We hope you enjoy the read!