FSDF member UniCarriers UK Ltd was honoured by a visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, in recognition of their long-standing partnership with international development charity Transaid. The forklift truck manufacturer welcomed Transaid’s patron to mark two very special occasions: to celebrate UniCarriers’ 50th anniversary, and also to receive, on behalf of Transaid, one of its counterbalance trucks.  During her visit at the Head Office in Thame on Monday, April 8th, HRH The Princess Royal accepted the keys to […]

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FSDF member Cold Move have recently opened a newly refurbished warehouse with a brand new ammonia plant and racking installation totalling over £1Million worth of investment, Cold Move wanted this to be included in the scope of their BRC accreditation so they brought forward the audit by six months to February. They also took the choice to move the certification partner to FSDF member KIWA, who have been extremely professional and efficient. The audit covered Glovers Meadow and Maes-y-Clawdd facilities […]

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Give your views on operator licensing consultation, the Department for Transport outlines proposals under consideration. Have you seen the consultation on changes planned for the operator licensing system? It launched earlier this month. The Department for Transport is looking at two areas: PSV licence applications Formal tribunal rules PSV licence applications Traffic commissioners can give HGV applicants temporary authority (called an interim licence) while they’re waiting for the full licence to come up for approval. This doesn’t exist for PSV […]

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FSDF member Linde Material Handling, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of forklift trucks, has introduced its Trolley Supply Truck, a new vehicle concept for Linde. The Trolley Supply Truck combines the advantages of a Linde logistics train together with a forklift truck. At 4 metres long, 1.28 metres wide and 2.36 metres high, the Trolley Supply Truck is suitable for operating in narrow trucking aisles between production machinery It requires an aisle width of only 1.88 metres, including a safety […]

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FSDF member Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, will be exhibiting at Cereals 2019 (stand No. 632), the UK’s top event for the arable farming industry, to be held at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, 12th-13th June 2019. Visitors to the Doosan stand will be able to take a close look at three fully-refurbished Doosan counterbalance trucks – a D35 3.5 tonne diesel with 6m mast, a D30 3.0 tonne diesel and a D25 2.5 tonne diesel – […]

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country can now take advantage of a new £10,000 grant to help their businesses thanks to Low Carbon Workspaces.  Low Carbon Workspaces are offering the grants to businesses spending over £20,000 on energy saving initiatives in April, May and June 2019 which will result in a carbon saving of 15 tonnes CO2e (0.75 tonnes per £1,000 project costs). This carbon saving equates to an electricity saving of 52,000 kWh.  The application date for the funding […]

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Sainsbury’s is the first UK supermarket to trial latest electric van technology for home deliveries From this week, zero emission Evie will deliver online orders to London customers Trial tests speed and efficiency of greener grocery deliveries in busy cities From this week, Sainsbury’s latest recruit will be sparking into action – Evie, the zero emission electric van will be on the roads delivering online grocery orders to customers across central and east London. 100% electric Evie will be the […]

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International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge. The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness of its people. Also famed for its spectacular beauty, Malawi played host to Transaid’s first cycle challenge in 2006 – when 12 riders raised £33,000 […]

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With fewer than half of UK’s biggest employers narrowing the gender pay gap in 2019, FSDF member, family business and supply chain and distribution specialist Oakland International is once again ahead of the national trend. Oakland International Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Dean Attwell, stated: “We have always had a strong policy of employee equality, with good performers irrespective of gender able to earn more. We also operate part-time roles throughout our business which suits single parents, meaning they can work […]

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Urgent safety advice has been issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to all lorry drivers who use ferries. This follows an incident where lorries toppled over on a ferry vehicle deck while at sea, with drivers still in their cabs. One driver was trapped and had to be freed by emergency services. International Regulations International regulations prohibit passengers, including lorry drivers, from staying on the vehicle decks when at sea. The MAIB is warning that: while a ferry […]

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