The ‘Talent in Logistics’ annual event enters its third round in 2019, and FSDF member UniCarriers will again be sponsoring the ‘Forklift Operator of the Year’ competition held live at the event on 27th June 2019. This has now been announced by the international industrial truck manufacturer. At the live grand final, entrants will have to complete a number of interactive challenges, both theoretical and practical, to demonstrate their skill and talent in truck operating – with UniCarriers providing them […]

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A £15 million project to substantially upgrade Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy in Bellshill and secure 265 jobs has had its completion marked by a visit from Scottish 400 metres hurdles record holder and multiple medallist, Eilidh Doyle. The project by FSDF member Müller Milk & Ingredients, makers of the Official Milk and Milk Drinks of British Athletics, represents the largest single investment in Scottish dairy processing for more than a decade. It gives Müller’s Bellshill dairy the capacity to […]

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Third year industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston won The ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at an Award ceremony at The Belfry last night. FSDF member Star Refrigeration engineers have topped off an incredibly successful year with another accolade for one of its top engineering apprentices. Tom Woolston, an industrial refrigeration apprentice, last night won the ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at a prestigious ceremony. The triumph comes shortly after he won a silver prize in Student of the […]

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FSDF member Linde Material Handling has been announced as a finalist for the Safety category at the FLTA awards. The Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence (FLTA) is an annual event that recognises the best in industry through engineering and design excellence. The awards aim to celebrate those in the fork lift truck sector who strive to raise standards in the industry, from manufacturers and suppliers to apprentices and innovative products. The results will be announced at a Gala […]

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FSDF member Backhouse Jones are bringing to our attention that a number of hauliers have been contacted by telephone by an individual claiming to be a certified High Court Enforcement Officer. The ‘Officer’ explains they have been instructed to seize goods up to the value of a County Court Judgement (CCJ) entered against the company/individual, months or even years prior to receiving the call. The ‘Officer’ then gives a time that the seizure of goods will take place. After this, […]

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Reconditioning migrant affected loads for more than 15 years, multi temperature supply chain, distribution and FSDF member & logistics specialist Oakland International has seen a significant increase in requests to deal with contaminated loads in recent months. Oakland Director, Robert Hardy, commented: “Whatever form of Brexit we end up with the safe movement of goods will still need to continue. All parties in the food supply chain from producers and manufacturers, hauliers, importers and retailers, they all have legal responsibilities […]

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The sponsors of the 2019 FSDF Health & Safety Awards will be GNB Industrial Power Ltd, Exide global battery solutions. The Health & Safety Awards will be presented after the FSDF Annual Lunch on Thursday 23rd May at The Oval, London, more details can be found here – https://www.fsdf.org.uk/event/fsdf-annual-lunch-and-agm/  Details of the FSDF Health & Safety Awards can be found here – https://www.fsdf.org.uk/health-safety/2019-award-nominations/  Thank you to GNB Industrial Power Ltd, FSDF is looking forward to working with you. Information regarding GNB can […]

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FSDF member Toyota’s Traigo80 electric forklift has been announced as the winner of the outstanding design quality award at German Design Awards. Operator visibility was a driving force in the design of the premium, heavy-duty electric forklift, according to Toyota Material Handling’s industrial designer, Tomas Jankauskas. “The truck’s clear-cut design is characterized by strength, durability and simplicity,” Jankauskas said. “The well laid-out dashboard is designed around the driver, allowing him/her to work intuitively while experiencing low vibrations and noise thanks […]

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FSDF welcomes new Associate Member SMI Group a family organisation was founded to deliver unrivalled PPE and Workwear products to key industries, nationally.  Carlos Prisgrove is the Director and be contacted here – https://www.smigroupuk.com/contact/ SMI has evolved to become one of the UK’s leading importers and distributors of Workwear & PPE. Retaining our family values, the third generation of SMI’s founders took over the business in 2011, and we have grown rapidly ever since. Today, we provide Workwear & PPE to organisations […]

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Last night FSDF member & North-East based Grid Smarter Cities won the ITS UK ‘Innovative App award’ for creativity and outward thinking for their Intelligent Kerbside Management solution, ‘Kerb’. Kerb is a patented, real-time Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution for cities. Kerb allows commercial vehicle operators to opt to book and pay to park/load unload on previously unavailable kerb space in high density, urban areas or to extend loading periods in time restricted locations. Glen Davies, Transport & Logistics Director at AtoH, […]

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