FSDF Transport Conference 2018 will be held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on 13th September. Join us for an industry update before donning your gladrags for the TCS&D Awards later that evening. The Programme is as follows: – Mock Public Inquiry: Tachographs – Backhouse Jones Solicitors 10 ways to avoid ending up in a Public Inquiry – Simon Evans, Traffic Commissioner for the North West Reducing Risk in your Fleet – Smart Drive Load safety in refrigerated vehicles Nina Day, […]

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The Department for Business has published its new strategy for delivery high standards of product safety. The strategy results from a review of government policy on dealing with product recalls, stresses the government’s continued commitment to the use of primary authority for delivering effective co-ordinated working between businesses and enforcement agencies.  It does not cover food recalls which remain the primary responsibility of the Food Standards Agency. For more details on the FSDF Primary Authority Scheme that covers all FSDF […]

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Last week my tour of FSDF members took me to Northern Ireland, apart from allowing me to spend some wistful hours driving in the countryside pretending it gave me a great sense of connection to my ancestral routes, it really brought home to me the practical issues facing the food supply chain through Brexit. Our members impressed me with their forward-thinking commitment, like others I have met, each tailors their business slightly differently, matching their service closely to the need […]

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Croner bring us top tips on how to improve diversity in the boardroon. With the Hampton-Alexander Review revealing that only 29% of FTSE 100 board positions are occupied by women, Croner look at how diversity in the boardroom can be improved and how this benefits organisations. In an open and diverse world, an inclusive and diverse board will only help to improve reputation and your company brand. This is because it reflects the real world, and shows you have the […]

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FSDF have exposed the £100 million cost burden that would be imposed on temperature controlled distributors if the government went ahead with a proposal to prohibit the use of red diesel in non-road mobile machinery. The consultation which results from the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, suggests that removal of the tax relief, could be one of a number of measures designed to encourage a shift to cleaner technologies and reduce air pollution. The FSDF argue that the measure would be […]

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FSDF Transport Conference 2018 will be held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on 13th September. Join us for an industry update before donning your gladrags for the TCS&D Awards later that evening. Programme Mock Public Inquiry: Tachographs – Backhouse Jones Solicitors 10 ways to avoid ending up in a Public Inquiry – Simon Evans, Traffic Commissioner for the North West Reducing Risk in your Fleet – Smart Drive Load safety in refrigerated vehicles Nina Day, Health & Safety Laboratories Connected […]

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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) will begin in April 2019 to replace the carbon reporting gap left by the CRC which ends next year:  BEIS published the response to the SECR consultation this week.  BEIS received 155 SECR Consultation responses, covering the disclosure of energy and emissions information in mainstream financial reports.  SECR is part of a package of measures aiming to help businesses and industry improve energy efficiency by at least 20 per cent by 2030.  The new […]

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Culina Logistics (subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) has been awarded a Five Year Contract by Ornua Foods UK, one of the largest producers of cheese and butter in the UK. Based in Leek, Staffordshire, Ornua Foods employs over 600 people at a state-of-the-art cheese cutting and packing plant, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in Europe. The contract started successfully in March 2018 with Culina Logistics collecting finished goods from Leek for shipment to its cutting […]

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The main stories in the papers today with relevant articles to our industry. The biggest policy story is the report of the National Audit Office into the work of DfT (see full report here) and the fact that failure to do a deal on mutual recognition of passports could lead to millions of Britons having to apply for international driving permits to drive in EU. DfT have prioritised commercial driving issues. Brexit: Millions of Britons could need permit to drive […]

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IMHX 2019 – the long running exhibition for the logistics industry – is on course to deliver a huge array of intralogistics and supply chain solutions under one roof next year. With over a year remaining until the event opens its doors in September 2019, only 20 per cent of the stand space within the halls of the NEC where the event takes place remains available. ABB, Crown Lift Trucks, Doosan, SSI Schaefer, Toyota Material Handling, Daifuku, Knapp and Transdek are among […]

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