The UK’s top independent pub retailing and brewing business has opted for ‘one stop’ asset management support by awarding FSDF member Briggs Equipment a new contract valued at £700,000. Briggs secured the deal after Marston’s PLC issued a detailed tender as part of a new group-wide procurement policy and is supplying 37 pieces of Yale equipment on an outright purchase basis. Briggs is also providing full maintenance support for the new trucks, which include 3 tonne and 2.5 tonne LPG […]

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FSDF member Clan International Transport Services is to open a new depot in North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. Clan, which specialises in temperature controlled services and is part of the Fullers Group, took on the staff and drivers at the site after another transport provider ceased trading. “Being strategically located a stone’s throw away from Dover, we could not ignore the potential to specialise in port-centric service offerings which suit an increasing number of our northern European strategic partners that face […]

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Culina Group (subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) has ordered an undisclosed number of semi-trailers from FSDF member Cartwright Group for its Culina Logistics and Great Bear shared food logistics brands. The semi-trailers, which comprise 4.7-metre and 4.2-metre curtainsiders, are all EN12642XL rated and will be equipped with DVSA-compliant strapping system (CV Rollers). Culina has also specified Haldex’s soft docking system to help reduce impact damage to the rear the trailers and to enhance pedestrian safety when reversing onto loading […]

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Solutions to the growing challenge of city logistics and the need for modal shift will be explored at Multimodal, which takes place from 4th to 6th April at the Birmingham NEC.   Raising professional driving standards, logistics outsourcing, and the impact of Amazon on supply chain best practice will also be debated during the three-day programme of workshops and seminars organised in conjunction with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), and the […]

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One of the UK’s most recognisable logistics businesses is set to float on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £550m. Eddie Stobart Logistics (subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change agreement) has set out plans to float on AIM. Controlling shareholder Greenwhitestar UK, the holding company of the haulier, has told Carlisle-based minority shareholder Stobart Group that it intends to seek admission to London’s junior market next month (April 2017). Greenwhitestar UK counts William Stobart, the former chief operating officer […]

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The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) has opened the nominations and submissions for the 4th FSDF Annual Health and Safety Awards. The three awards are open to FSDF members, in full and associate company categories for corporate excellence, and also to individuals who has achieved personal excellence in health and safety. The FSDF will announce the winners during the annual members’ luncheon on 24th May 2017. The “Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety” recognises individuals whose contributions have […]

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The date of 2017’s SCALA Annual Debate, taking place this year on July 6th. The Debate is a great opportunity for senior industry leaders and professionals to discuss the key issues of the year, and this will be our 14th year of running this highly successful event which attracts top speakers and 150 senior professionals to meet up in the stunning marquee and grounds of historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire. Last year’s topic of “What were the Key Supply Chain […]

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Random compliance checks should not be abandoned as the DVSA moves towards an intelligence-based approach to enforcement, according to a group of MPs. Speaking at the Transport Committee’s debate on road traffic law enforcement last month, committee chair Louise Ellman said although the DVSA’s revised approach brings real benefit, the agency should still conduct random checks at the roadside. Transport secretary Andrew Jones said the DVSA is close to meeting its target this year in terms of conducting roadside checks. […]

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FSDF member Arena will be in the FSDF pavilion at April’s MultiModal exhibition at the NEC to lead a seminar on how efficient handling of paperwork has already been proven in 2 of the UK’s top 5 specialist logistics companies. In addition to a live demo on stand, Arena’s Neil Maude will be in the FSDF Briefing Theatre sharing case studies of the journey to improved management of paper-led processes – even documentation provided by parties outside of your control. […]

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FSDF member UK and Ireland BRC accredited multi-temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International, have announced their collaboration with Spanish transport and Logistics operator, Carbó, in a move that will open new European trade corridors for producers. Oakland International CEO and Co-Founder Dean Attwell commented: “Carbó and Oakland share common values and as responsible family businesses with strong social consciences, we share similar growth and investment strategies. “By creating a collaborative partnership Oakland International’s UK and Irish operation provides existing Carbó […]

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