With home delivery and urban transport being the theme of its stand at this year’s CV Show, Hull based refrigerated bodybuilder & FSDF member Paneltex will take the industry by surprise when it unveils its first ever refrigerated body on the new style third generation Mercedes Sprinter chassis cab that will be officially launched here in the UK later this year. In the Cool 2018 section of the exhibition Paneltex aims to take the show by surprise with this advanced […]

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FSDF member Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that models across its top-selling Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions are now available with the option of lithium-ion battery power. Thanks to developments in lithium-ion battery technology, Flexi AC Lithium trucks require zero battery maintenance. And, fast battery charging times ensure that truck uptime is optimised: the Flexi AC Lithium range features heavy-duty batteries that can be fully charged within one or two hours, even if the battery is fully discharged. In […]

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FSDF member Eurotunnel today issued a positive outlook due to progress made in Brexit talks. Revenues from Channel Tunnel Shuttle services grew by 7% to €138.3 million in the first quarter of the year. Car traffic was up by 4% at 487,203 vehicles, helped by the Easter holiday getaway falling in March, despite “unfavourable weather conditions for tourism at the start of the year”. The car market share for Le Shuttle was 61.1% in the first quarter of 2018. An […]

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This year’s National Forklift Safety Convention will take place on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry. Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling UK, and supported by media partner, SHD Logistics, the event will build on the success of previous years. With delegates from across the UK in attendance, you can expect a day of fascinating presentations, insights from the industry’s leading thinkers, ingenious safety solutions, inspirational guest speakers and much more! For more information and booking […]

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FSDF Technical & Safety Management Conference is taking place 15th May 2018 at College Court Conference Centre, Leicester. The conference will cover some key issues that are particularly relevant to the logistics industry with some hard-hitting messages. FORK LIFT SAFETY – We are delighted that Lisa Ramos has agreed to share her story with us after she was knocked down by a fork lift truck. Her husband, Dave Garton, also tells how her accident impacted on the whole family. They are now Safety Ambassadors […]

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FSDF member has a new UniCarriers TX3 electric counterbalance truck stands out in all things design. The Red Dot Award jury of some 40 industry experts has noticed this too. They have awarded the truck the internationally recognised seal of quality in the category Product Design. The jury’s decision is based on a comprehensive assessment process in which the TX3 made a winning impression, thanks to its ProVision concept that ensures optimal, all-round visibility. The award will be officially presented […]

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In its first audit, supply chain and distribution specialist & FSDF member Oakland International has secured a rating of ‘A’ in the British Retailers Consortium’s (BRC) quality audit for storage and distribution at its recently opened facility in Corby, Northamptonshire. Oakland’s Business Unit Director at Corby, Lee Whiting, commented: “Gaining an BRC ‘A’ rating is fantastic news for our Corby team and for our customers, with BRC accreditation providing positive acknowledgement that Oakland works to the highest industry standards.” Passing […]

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The latest figures show that as many a 1,500 organisations with 250 employees or more failed to report their pay gap. But what about those organisations which have reported already? What should you do once you have published your gender pay gap? Once published, employers need to ensure they aren’t putting the issue of gender pay gaps to one side. Here’s my expert advice on what action to take next. Action to Take After the Deadline Where the 2018 report […]

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Leading UK refrigerant distributor Climalife has urged air conditioning customers to move rapidly to R32 to avoid major price increases and supply problems with R410A. In a special customer presentation in North London last week, Climalife joined with refrigerant manufacturer Honeywell in warning air conditioning users of the need to adopt the lower GWP refrigerant as a matter of urgency. All the headlines last year were occupied by the rising prices and decreasing availability of R404A in the refrigeration industry, […]

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Employers have seen the Apprenticeship Levy as a cost for a year now, and many have yet to realise any benefit from it.  At the Talent in Logistics Conference 2018, Managing Director of Bis Henderson Academy, David Lynch, will outline the value the Levy can bring to businesses and discuss how it can be used to boost skills. “For companies paying into the Apprenticeship Levy who are not yet engaged in a training programme, now is the time to take […]

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