Driver CPC Periodic Training is frequently overlooked as a tool for progressing the careers of professional LGV drivers, says RTITB, the largest Driver CPC Consortium in the UK and Ireland. “Many businesses are missing the opportunities of Driver CPC Periodic Training,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB. “It doesn’t have to just be about maintaining a driver’s qualification or compliance. Planned and implemented in the right way, it can be a valuable way to truly develop drivers and find […]

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Leading temperature controlled food operation & FSDF member Magnavale has appointed new Chief Executive, Colin Taylor to manage the organisation’s ambitious growth plans. Colin has more than 30 years’ experience in the food industry with major manufacturers such as Bernard Matthews, Moy Park, Pinguin and Vion. His most recent post was as Chief Operating Officer of Middle East food and logistics business, Mezzan.  Magnavale has now reached a critical stage in its development where there is an opportunity to grow […]

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FSDF member Combilift, the manufacturer of four-way forklifts and other innovative handling solutions, is set to double its output in the next few years as its new factory nears completion.  €40m has been invested in the new 46,000m² factory on a 40 hectare site, which will be the largest single manufacturing plant under one roof in Ireland. Combilift invented the world’s first internal combustion engine-powered, all-wheel drive multidirectional forklift in 1998 and has experienced exceptional growth ever since.    The new […]

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FSDF member, Spar wholesaler and distributor James Hall & Co has taken delivery of eight new Volvo trucks, six FM 4×2 tractors and two FE 6×2 rigids. The new vehicles will serve 600 Spar stores in the north of England. Ian Farnworth, fleet engineering manager, says the tractors suit the delivery operation: “The FM has very good low entry which suits a multi-drop operation.” “Every vehicle we have is potentially operating in a multi-drop environment.” Farnworth says the decision was […]

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FSDF member Newcold is experiencing a rise in the transport of frozen produce into and out of the UK, predicts that the supply chain companies with established European coldstore networks and temperature-controlled fleets will be well placed to take advantage of a predicted upsurge in volumes. That is the opinion of NewCold’s country director Jon Miles, who commented that NewCold UK has noticed a marked increase in the amount of frozen food products being transported from the continent to the […]

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FSDF member Fresh Logistics, who specialise in offering temperature controlled logistical solutions for their customers, have been honoured for the third time as ‘Refrigerated Courier of the Year’ at the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution awards 2017. The event was held at the impressive Ricoh Arena and featured many of the major names within the industry, including fellow winners Iceland, Yearsley’s, McCulla, Arla and Chiltern. The judges on the evening stated that the award for ‘Refrigerated Courier of the Year’ […]

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FSDF member Reed Boardall gained the highest possible AA+ status in an unannounced audit of its Boroughbridge site. The snap inspection was part of the British Retail Consortium enforcement of the global standards of storage and distribution of chilled and frozen foods, which were upgraded in February 2017. “Our innovative facility, and the many bespoke systems we have meticulously developed over the years are designed to deliver the highest quality and efficiency for our customers, and this AA+ rating is […]

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Harry Yearsley, Chairman of FSDF member Yearsley Group, was the toast of the town at last night’s TCSD Awards.  The Lifetime Achievement accolade highlights consistent achievement throughout the years, a feat which Harry has taken in his stride since being appointed as Managing Director at the age of 32 almost 20 years ago. During his time at the helm, the business has been transformed, with turnover growing 10 fold and now employing over 1,500 staff across 11 sites nationwide. One […]

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FSDF member XPO Logistics Europe SA (ISIN FR0000052870, XPO) today announced the appointment of Malcolm Wilson as chief executive officer. Richard Cawston has been promoted to the role of managing director–supply chain, Europe, the position previously held by Wilson. Troy Cooper, XPO’s global chief operating officer, said, “Malcolm Wilson is uniquely qualified to lead XPO Logistics Europe. He’s a high-impact executive with a talent for getting results. Malcolm’s 23 years in the logistics industry include a decade at the helm […]

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