LAPV December 2016 has been published

Published:  30 November, 2016

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What is covered in LAPV December 2016?

  • Clifford comments -Phil Clifford on the significant benefits to be gained from economies of scale.
  • NYC joins CILT's Palmark -The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has announced the latest member of its Palmark benchmarking club, the City of New York.
  • Tips for tyre management -Local authorities need to pay close attention to their tyre service and management contracts in order to keep control of their costs.
  • Vehicle finance -Purchasing vehicles for local authorities can be a complicated business and there are a number of things to consider, from how to pay for them to the method of procurement. Then there are framework agreements, but which one should you choose?
  • Procurement -Standard selection questionnaire -The Government has made more changes to the public sector procurement process designed to make bidding for contracts easier for small businesses, but is it going to work?
  • Safety of vulnerable road users - What measures has our industry put in place, and what more can be done, to reduce the number of casualties from HGVs to zero?
  • Northumberland Council sets new safety benchmarks - Two new national safety standards aimed at improving road safety have been implemented by Northumberland County Council.
  • Factory tour - DAF is redoubling its efforts in the local authority market, and this was emphasised during an event at the Leyland Trucks factory in Lancashire.
  • Vehicle test: Steve Banner test drives the Hako Citymaster 600. The articulated sweeper proves a versatile machine ideally suited for local authorities.
  • Ground force-  Local authorities are looking to maximise their budgets through smart purchasing, and suppliers are responding with multi-functional vehicles and technology that improves effectiveness and efficiency.
  • The transformation of Oxford  - Oxford City Council transformed its waste   management by integrating smart software and safety systems in its fleet and back office.
  • The Northern Irish Waste Expo - An overview of the NI Waste Expo, held on October 20, 2016, at the Titanic Centre in Belfast.

We are now looking for contributions for LAPV March 2017.

Copy deadline is February 20, 2017.

What will be covered in LAPV March 2017?

Featured in every issue: waste and recycling vehicles, street cleansing, grounds care, safety systems and winter maintenance


LAPV March 2017

Deadline: February 20, 2016


Special focus:

  • ·         Procurement focus


Technical reports:

  • ·         Fleet and asset finance
  • ·         Waste and recycling vehicles
  • ·         Safety systems and software
  • ·         Weighing systems
  • ·         Vehicle test

Editorial guidelines

To submit editorial for LAPV please send in word or text documents accompanied by a separate selection of pictures in high resolution (300 dpi/1mb). For large file transfer, use

For by-lined articles please send a headshot (high res) and a small bio (150 words). Every editorial is published on its merit for the readers and at the discretion of the editor.

The editor, Ann-Marie Knegt can be contacted on, 0044 (0) 1935 374001.

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