Carneigie Stadium Headingley

The FSDF AGM, Annual Lunch and Health & Safety Awards is taking place at Carneigie Stadium, Headingley, Leeds this year on Wednesday 25th May and we only have a few remaining spaces left for this popular event! The AGM will begin at 11:00 followed by a stadium tour and a pre-lunch drinks reception, hosted by GMS, before we sit down for a delicious lunch at 13:00. After lunch we will be presenting the annual FSDF Health & Safety Awards, sponsored by […]

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EVERY employee at pie maker & FSDF member Wrights is getting an extra day off work this year – to celebrate the firm’s 90th birthday. Chief executive Peter Wright has handed out the birthday treat to the company’s 470 workers. The treat was revealed in a birthday card sent to staff at the firm’s Crewe manufacturing base and its 19 shops across the region. The company was founded in 1926 by John James Wright – nicknamed the workers’ caterer – who […]

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Calais

The Home Office should show more willingness to accept hauliers and drivers have done everything possible to deter immigrants from boarding vehicles, according to Laura Newton, a transport solicitor at Rothera Dowson. Newton said Border Force seemed to forget there is a statutory defence and there was almost an automatic assumption that if security measures are breached, it must be because systems were not followed. Her comments came as a Romanian haulier’s attempt to sue the Home Office over stowaway […]

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360° solutions

03/05/2016
Unicarriers

FSDF member UniCarriers is using CeMAT to present its international growth strategy for sales and service, part of which is the bundling of all services in the modular service model UniCarriers 360°. The manufacturer will also present a new online fleet management tool. UniCarriers will unveil its plans to create a transparent and uniform platform for its services. Furthermore, the forklift manufacturer will introduce a premium partner status for selected dealers from 2017 and thus strengthen its dealer network as […]

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NFT Opening

NFT, the UK’s market leader in chilled food distribution (and subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement), launched it’s game changing London Logistics Facility based at the Port of Tilbury 21st April. The facility was officially opened by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman The Lord Mountevans with a commemorative plaque being unveiled in NFT’s reception. NFT marked the occasion by inviting over 170 key industry movers and shakers from 75 companies to a celebratory lunch on board […]

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For the sixth consecutive year FSDF member and leading specialist construction contractor Chalcroft has scooped the RoSPA gold medal for Health and Safety. Now in its 60th year, the internationally-recognised scheme rewards organisations in all sectors that have demonstrated a clear commitment to the prevention of accidents and ill health. The scheme is open to businesses and organisations of all sizes and types and, in awarding the prizes, judges consider each entrant’s overarching occupational health and safety management systems – […]

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Muller Team GB

Britain’s leading yogurt and chilled dairy pudding manufacturer & FSDF member Müller Yogurt & Desserts continues the Olympic year as proud Official Partner of Team GB and Team Ireland with an exciting new promotion across its Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice brands, giving consumers the chance to win a total of £250,000! 5 Gold Medal lids will be hidden in promotional single pots across its Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice brands and consumers that find these will win […]

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FSDF Member & British bodybuilder Paneltex celebrated its Silver Jubilee year with its biggest ever stand at the NEC. The six-vehicle display in the Cool Pavilion included a Mercedes-Benz MWB Sprinter with a Paneltex Somers refrigerated panel van conversion, an 11m refrigerated trailer, two refrigerated rigid box bodied trucks and a Paneltex Transload bodied Luton van. Completing the line-up is a home delivery van from times past, which demonstrated how small an urban delivery vehicle can be. Chris Berridge, Paneltex MD, said: “2016 […]

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Materials handling specialist FSDF member Briggs Equipment will be promoting port centric solutions at Multimodal 2016, the UK’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event (May 10-12), where FSDF will also have a pavilion. Briggs will be highlighting the scale of Hyster’s big truck capabilities, including its class leading ReachStackers. These combine superior maneuverability and handling speeds with no loss of power when at full capacity with demanding loads. Stage IV compliant, Hyster’s ReachStackers incorporate energy-efficient technologies to […]

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Replacing the UK’s fleet of diesel-powered transport refrigeration units with zero-emission alternatives could save the same amount of NOx as taking 1.9 million diesel cars off the road. That’s the finding of research by FSDF member Dearman, in which it showed that equipping a Euro 6 17-tonne rigid truck with a zero-emission refrigeration system would cut the vehicle’s overall engine emissions of NOx by 73%. The company says that the proposed clean air zones in five UK cities, due to […]

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