In the day to day pressures of running a successful business, it is easy to overlook that one of the core jobs of FSDF members is to keep people safe. It’s a day-in-day out challenge and one that I am proud to say the FSDF has a long track record of providing practical support and advice on. To continue to read Shane’s latest blog CLICK HERE

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The introduction of the new Isuzu Grafter Green 3.5tonne rigid truck range earlier this year has prompted Southwest catering wholesaler J&R Food Service (subscribers to the FSDF climate change agreement) to order 12 new Grafter Greens for inclusion in its 45 strong all-refrigerated distribution fleet. Already an operator of Isuzu trucks at 5.5 tonne and 7.5 tonne, the specification of the new Isuzu Grafter Green rigids ideally fitted the bill when J&R Food Service were looking at replacement trucks for […]

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With a month to go to the Budget, the Chancellor is being urged not to add at least £100 million to the cost of getting food into restaurants and supermarkets across the country. The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) is urging the Chancellor not to remove the ability of food distributors to use red diesel in the on-vehicle units that keep food cold and safe as it travels through the supply chain. FSDF Chief Executive, Shane Brennan said: “Our […]

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Food distribution and storage companies involved in road haulage have an opportunity to win significant financial compensation by joining a collective claim which the Road Haulage Association (RHA) launched before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in July 2018.  The collective claim is being brought against European truck manufacturers who were fined £3 billion for operating a 14-year price-fixing cartel from January 1997 to January 2011. The RHA already has almost 4,000 truck operators signed up to the claim but operators can still […]

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This is my last week of a nine and a half year term as FSDF Chief Executive. This marks the end of an involvement which has spanned twenty years in total since prior to my CEO term, I served as a Board Member representing the interests of West Kent Cold Storage and then as an Associate member before taking over the role from my predecessor John Hutchings. I want to thank all the FSDF members for allowing me to enjoy […]

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has published 6 technical notice documents setting out the plans it will put in place in the unlikely situation the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Lorry, bus and coach drivers and operators should read the technical notices for: vehicle insurance in the EU if there’s no EU exit deal commercial road haulage in the EU if there’s no EU exit deal operating bus or coach services abroad if there’s no EU exit deal These […]

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Over 350 supply chain professionals packed the historic venue of The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London for The Logistics Awards 2018, where companies and individuals from across the logistics sector were rewarded for their outstanding performance and professionalism. The evening was dominated by online supermarket, Ocado (Subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement), who picked up no less than three awards – including the Overall Winner prize. Ocado also collected the Warehouse Efficiency and Technology Innovation (Large) trophies. This […]

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Croner are the FSDF’s partner for Business Support. Croner have a special helpline for all FSDF members to contact with all HR, Employment Law or Health & Safety issues. The number to call is 08445 618133 quoting Scheme Number 38043. Croner also hold a number of Webinar’s & E-Learning sessions covering HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised training sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.

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