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FSDF member James Hall & Co Ltd, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has rolled out Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to its drivers to monitor journeys and improve the delivery experience for retailers. The wholesaler said arrival times will be updated every minute via GPS, with retailers receiving a message to their store or smartphone 15 minutes before arrival. Drivers will also see a delivery risk assessment before arrival and will have access to extra details like parking […]

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Logistics and materials handling touch everyone’s lives – whatever is purchased, be it online, in-store or delivered from a wholesaler. That’s why IMHX 2016, the UK’s leading logistics showcase event is a must-attend event. The four-day show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th September, opening at 09.30 each day and closing at 17.00, except for the final day of the show, when it closes at 15.00. Sponsored by leading financial services provider Investec, IMHX 2016 […]

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Nick Hay

The economic and consumer trends affecting both ends of the grocery supply chain are highlighted in two new videos from FSDF member Fowler Welch. The UK logistics and supply chain specialist has interviewed Jack Ward chief executive of British Growers and Clare Nutter retail analyst of Planet Retail for its “Industry Insights” YouTube channel, which aims to share industry knowledge and debate on key topics affecting the supply chain. Nick Hay, chief executive of Fowler Welch, said: “The two videos […]

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FSDF member XPO Logistics, Inc has been named the fastest growing company on the Fortune 500 list. The Fortune 500 identifies the largest US companies by revenue. XPO Logistics, a top 10 global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, ranks number 353 for 2015 – up from 909 the previous year. Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said: “2015 was a transformative year for us, capped by our inclusion as a Fortune 500 company for the first time. […]

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As part of its quest to promote the virtues of installing only OE parts at the point of service or replacement, FSDF member SPAL Automotive is appointing champions of quality to join its SPAL Approved supplier network. SPAL fans are installed in 90% of supermarket home delivery van on the roads (estimated to be around 10,000 vehicles) circulating the air around the refrigerated unit to ensure all cargos arrive on the customers’ doorsteps in tip top condition. Over the past […]

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CCA sustain

Base year data. Schedule 6 of your agreement sets out information (the total throughput and energy consumption of the facilities included in the agreement) you provided to us for the base year. This is what we refer to below as your “base year data”. Your base year data is used to: set your targets enable you to demonstrate your performance against these targets allow you to request changes to your agreement The base year is not specified in the agreement, […]

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Enterprise FlexERent Transport

Following a decision to undertake a full fleet replacement programme, specialist passenger transport organisation Transport Service Solutions Ltd (TSS) has acquired seven new vehicles from Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. These new passenger vehicles will initially support Cheshire East Council’s children’s transport service as well as other future areas of operation. Based in Crewe, TSS is wholly-owned by Cheshire East Borough Council. The five-year deal with FSDF member Enterprise Flex-E-Rent initially involves the supply of seven new Mercedes Sprinter 513 chassis, five of […]

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FSDF member Teletrac Navman are launching a campaign calling on UK fleet operators to check whether their fleets are legally compliant. Fleet operators will be able to download an interactive Fleet Compliance Checklist from the Teletrac website. The campaign was launched following a customer research survey which revealed a much wider than anticipated gap between perceived and actual levels of fleet compliance. Peter Millichap, director of marketing at Teletrac Navman UK explained: “Managing a fleet is incredibly involved. But one […]

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Time for Business


With a new UK Prime Minister installed and a pathway for Brexit starting to be mapped out, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get on with business – where better to do this than at IMHX 2016, where FSDF has a stand! Whilst the result of the UK Referendum caught many in our industry off-guard, the swift regime change that came in its wake and the rapid installation of a new leadership team responsible for negotiating the UK’s […]

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A Frosty Tale

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Why it makes sense to use OEM parts when servicing refrigeration units from SPAL Automotive.

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