Who will be the UK’s Forklift Operator of the Year 2018? An eighteen-person expert jury is set to make the difficult decision at the Talents in Logistics conference at the Telford International Centre on 21 June 2018. Before the winner is chosen, finalists will need to put their skills to the test on UniCarriers trucks. The international industrial trucks manufacturer is supplying the latest generation TX3 electric counterbalance trucks for the event. It is now the second year running that […]

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FSDF member Backhouse Jones Solicitors brings us the latest news regarding employment law and how it can effect your business. Click here for the newsletter – Employment newsletter June 2018

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The FSDF Golf Day took place last week with 60 golfers of varying handicaps taking part in the event which was sponsored by Reed Boardall, Unicarriers, Linde Sterling, Lineage Logistics, The Ice Co, Trade Distribution and Dawson Walker Communications. For the first time we also had 7 ladies enjoying a very relaxing day in the Spa with a glass of Prosseco! Despite a very windy start all our golfers had a great day, followed by a 3 course prize-giving dinner. [...] Read More

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Martin Jane began his first day in his new job as Key Account Manager for Seven Telematics last Thursday. Martin  joins Seven from Gray and Adams where he established himself as a leading figure in the temperature controlled distribution market. Michael Kane, Seven Telematics Sales Director, comments “ Martin joining our team is a great appointment and sends a clear message to the market that we remain committed to placing technically adept and informed individuals in front of our clients”.  […]

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Lorry drivers and sleep are very important, please click on link below for information regarding this subject. Lorry Drivers and Sleep June 18

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UK food supply chain expert Fowler Welch took home the prestigious title of Logistics Supplier of the Year Award at last night’s The Grocer Gold Awards 2018. The award recognises a supplier that has ’brought about the most tangible and meaningful improvements to the operation’ and judges said Fowler Welch uses “innovative thinking” and delivers a “genuine win-win for all involved”. The awards, which were held at London’s Guildhall last night (Tuesday 12th June) saw the great and the good […]

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Jacobs, the administrator for the FSDF Climate Change Agreement, have issued their latest newsletter for FSDF members. Please click on the link below to read more. FSDF CCA Newsletter 011 Jun-18  

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Freight traffic using the Le Shuttle service recording the best May figures in its history. In details released today, GetLink – formerly Groupe Eurotunnel – says traffic growth had risen to 143,924, a rise of 2% compared to May 2017. The service links Folkestone with Coquelles, near Calais. Since January 1, 2018, truck traffic is up by 3% with more than 703,000 trucks transported – a new record for the first five months of the year. Passenger traffic also saw […]

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Council leaders have called for tough new powers to issue fines to HGV drivers that ignore weight restrictions on roads. Trucks of a certain weight, height and width are banned from many minor roads. However, the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, has claimed that rural communities across the country have been “blighted” by a recent spate of accidents where trucks have got stuck and caused widespread disruption in the area. The LGA cited […]

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