With 3 weeks to go until the FSDF Cold Storage Conference, there are a few exhibition spaces still available. Priced at £500 which also includes 2 delegate places plus pre- and post-event marketing, it’s great value for money, contact the team on info@fsdf.org.uk to book your space. There are already over 60 delegates registered to attend and a programme of great speakers, so don’t miss out! CLICK HERE  for Programme information and to download the booking form. The Definitive Annual Industry […]

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International development organisation Transaid has welcomed Lytx as the latest supporter to sign up as a corporate member. Lytx is a major provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Lytx joins a group of more than 30 industry champions committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring better access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. Bill Ruff, Vice President at Lytx, says: “Transaid’s focus on road safety and […]

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Annual report identifies top players in temperature-controlled sector. Cold Chain News has published a comprehensive guide to the UK temperature-controlled logistics industry. The guide, available from www.GlobalColdChainNews.com priced £150, includes tables that list the major players in the industry, including own account operators, logistics providers, body and trailer builders, van converters and truck refrigeration equipment suppliers. The report sets out the size and scale of the British temperature-controlled transport, logistics and storage market. The report draws on extensive research carried […]

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The Food and Drink Sector Council has been formed to be a partnership between industry and the UK Government, bringing together the entire food chain. The Council is seeking a clearer understanding of the workforce in the Food Sector and would like FSDF members to have a voice and take part in a business survey which they have recently launched. Please click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SPBLYSP to take the survey, it should only take 15-20 minutes and your input will  help inform […]

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The Annual FSDF Golf Day is moving to Wednesday 10th July in 2019, so make sure the date is noted in your diary and book now! 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 […]

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Being a transport manager carries a lot of responsibility. The role isn’t a formality; it’s a serious requirement. A TM can’t just put their name down on a licence – they must actively perform their statutory duty. And it’s important for every transport manager to keep their professional knowledge up to date – i.e. through CPD. What is continuous professional development (CPD)? CPD describes learning activities which professionals proactively undertake to develop and enhance their abilities. Some professions specify those […]

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Transaid has published new dates for its Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge, with riders from across the transport and logistics industry being invited to saddle up between Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 13th June 2020. The changes have been incorporated into a new fundraising pack for prospective riders and corporate supporters which is available to download from www.transaid.org. Transaid hopes the event will raise significant funds to support its primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring […]

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Government have signalled its continued focus on tackling emissions from on vehicle equipment like temperature regulation units in the final version of the Clean Air Strategy published this week (read it here) The Strategy is the latest signal of plans to act in this area – last year government consulted on whether to remove opportunity to use red diesel for all non-agricultural or domestic uses. FSDF set out our concerns clearly in writing and in face to face meetings with […]

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The FSDF Cold Storage Conference is THE event for the UK cold storage industry being held on 14th March 2019 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham. The Conference is designed for senior and emerging leaders in temperature-controlled storage businesses. Leaders will be drawn from commercial, operational and regulatory compliance functions. It will also attract a strong cohort of professionals providing services and equipment solutions to cold storage businesses. Speakers include Tim Moran | Managing Director | Yearsley Logistics / Lineage UK Nick Eades | […]

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Applications for European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits close at 11.59pm on 18 January 2019. The duty of a responsible government is to continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes including a no deal scenario. ECMT permits will allow you to continue operating in the EU after March 2019 in the event of ‘no deal’. Annual and short-term (30 days) permits ECMT permits are available as annual or short-term permits (valid for 30 days). All applications will be […]

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