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The UK economy is heading towards ‘a crippling logistical crisis’, after new research reveals that the already chronic driver shortage is being underplayed – and is set to worsen yet further. With 50,000 drivers already needed by 2020, the lorry driver shortage needs smart action now.
Deliveries will be the new retail battleground in 2016, with delivery choice as important as price for many consumers. Powering these delivery wars will be driverless vans, delivery drones… and the return of old-skool pedal-power.
Advances in technology have brought the logistics and transport industry many advantages, enabling us to do things faster, cheaper and more efficiently. However, these advances have also changed the way that transport is managed, placing increased emphasis on the importance of instant access to information.
If you are transporting goods to Poland via land, sea or air, it is important that you understand the market you are trading in.
On paper, the proposed ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in Leicester sounds like a positive, green idea. The first scheme of its kind outside of London, it is designed to reduce pollution and improve air quality by banning certain kinds of vehicles in a pre-defined area.