The Government and the EU have agreed an extension of the UK’s membership until 31 October 2019 at the latest. This means you can continue to operate across the EU as usual until then. Do you need an ECMT permit? The Government and the EU have agreed an extension until 31 October 2019 at the latest. While the Government hopes to leave before then, we will only leave earlier if a deal is agreed, which would allow continued permit-free access […]

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Give your views on operator licensing consultation, the Department for Transport outlines proposals under consideration. Have you seen the consultation on changes planned for the operator licensing system? It launched earlier this month. The Department for Transport is looking at two areas: PSV licence applications Formal tribunal rules PSV licence applications Traffic commissioners can give HGV applicants temporary authority (called an interim licence) while they’re waiting for the full licence to come up for approval. This doesn’t exist for PSV […]

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International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge. The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness of its people. Also famed for its spectacular beauty, Malawi played host to Transaid’s first cycle challenge in 2006 – when 12 riders raised £33,000 […]

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The Annual FSDF Golf Day is Wednesday 10th July in 2019, so make sure the date is noted in your diary and book. We look forward to welcoming you to Belton Woods in Lincolnshire for brunch, 18 holes of golf  with individual and team competition including longest drive and nearest the pin followed by a private prize-giving dinner.  The picturesque par 73 Woodside course runs alongside magnificent woodlands on the Belton Woods estate. Its undulating fairways and natural hazards need […]

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In 2017, Transaid teamed up with implementing partners ONG Lalana to deliver the ALFA Project (Aro Loza amin’ny Fifamoivoizana An-tsekoly, meaning ‘education and awareness of schoolchildren on road safety’). Lalana’s aim was to reduce the number of road traffic crashes involving primary school children travelling to and from school, in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. Children in Antananarivo often travel to school unaccompanied, especially when they reach the 8th and 9th grade (aged 13-15). Moreover, many of these students are responsible for […]

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Croner have a number of Webinars regarding the latest employment law changes happening in April 2019 click on the links below to view dates and book. Croner Webinar Employment Law Changes April 2019 Croner Webinar Schedule April 2019

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The relentless rise of e-Commerce is forcing retailers and logistics operators to adapt the design of their facilities to keep pace with the demands of today’s technology-enabled consumer who is demanding ever-faster and more efficient delivery of goods. As a result, traditional storage warehouses are being transformed into massive high-volume order-fulfilment centres with higher racking and narrower aisles to ensure that every square inch of the site is optimised.  The technology deployed within these facilities is evolving too. Developments in […]

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Announcing the speakers for the seminars at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Exhibition & Conference, the event’s organisers are delighted with the programme so far. “With key industry figures addressing hot topics in the temperature-controlled sector,” said Martyn Cogan, Exhibition Director, “visitors should be asking themselves if they can really afford not to attend.” Taking place on the 25th and 26th June at Peterborough’s East of England Arena, the TCS&D Show (@TCSDShow) is the UK’s only dedicated event […]

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The Food Storage and Distribution Federation has joined other leaders from across the logistics industry to call on the Prime Minister to act to prevent a UK exit from the EU with ‘no deal’. It highlights our view that the UK is not ready to manage the flow of goods into and out of the UK if UK ceases to be part of the EU single market and there is no transitional agreement agreed on the 29th March. The big […]

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Aldi (subscribers to the FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) has opened a £50 million 60,000 sq m site distribution centre in Sheppey, Kent to serve nearly 60 stores and create 400 new jobs. “The new Sheppey distribution centre significantly increases our capacity and allows us to open more stores across the South East to cater for the growing number of shoppers switching to Aldi,” said Isle of Sheppey Regional Distribution Centre managing director Ben Shotter. “Although some of our newest and […]

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