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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Iceland Foods has been fined £2.5m over the death of a contractor who fell through a ceiling. Tony Hopkins was working at one of the firm’s stores in Rotherham when he fell about 10ft (3m) from a platform that was missing a handrail. It was found guilty of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court in July. Iceland said Mr Hopkin’s death in 2013 was “a terrible tragedy for which we can […]

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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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FSDF member Citation share with us two documents linking to information on Fire Safety. The first offers a download of our free guide on fire safety Fire Safety by Citation The second, an infographic on the 10 stages of a solid fire evacuation plan Your fire evecuation plan

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