Work has begun on FSDF member Yearsley Logistics’ new coldstore in Peterborough – set to be the largest in the UK, reports Peterborough Today. Construction at the Gateway Peterborough at Great Haddon was first mooted six years ago but was put on ice because of a market downturn. The company says initial investment is £10m but that will rise to £65m when the 150,000 pallet scheme is finished. The depot, known as SuperHub South, is expected to be operational in […]

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The French subsidiary of the agri-food group Mars has implemented automated handling systems and robotics at the FSDF member XPO Logistics site at Boigny-sur-Bionne, near Orléans. XPO, a leading global supply chain service provider, manages the site for Mars. Scalable solution supports sales development in France Mars and XPO collaborated on solving the challenges associated with package preparation while managing volume growth and retailers’ expectations. The result is an innovative and customer-focused approach that has the capacity to accommodate up […]

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At FSDF member Marshall Fleet Solutions, every Contract customer receives regular and unique Contract Performance Sheets (CPS), covering all the assets under contract with us. The CPS clearly shows how we have performed on a company’s contracted fleet each month, as well as summarising our overall performance with the fleet during the year to date. MFS provides its Contract customers with one single sheet of accurate and live/factual information that will allow them to engage with us to optimise the […]

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From Monday 5 March 2018, DVSA traffic examiners will start issuing on-the-spot fines for any drivers hours offences committed in the last 28 days. Traffic examiners will issue fines for up to 5 drivers’ hours offences in a single check. The change was first announced in September 2017, and we’re now able to confirm the start date. Find out more about the changes to drivers’ hours fines

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FSDF member Toyota Material Handling UK will be displaying a range of equipment aimed at reducing manual handling at the Health and Safety Event 10th – 12th April 2018 at NEC, Birmingham.   Located on stand HS208, Toyota Material Handling will be showcasing a range of hand pallet trucks, powered pallet trucks and towing tractors that reduce manual handling, and will be on hand to provide support and free safety resources to visitors to the stand who use materials handling […]

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Brexit, the popular term for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the EU, became a reality in June 2016, when a bare majority of the voting electorate in the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. In March 2017, the British government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, setting the United Kingdom on course to leave the EU in March 2019. What will the cold chain look like in a post-Brexit Europe, when the […]

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Handling an employee grievance correctly can mean the difference between a successful resolution and it escalating to an employment tribunal. You should have a clear grievance procedure in place, which must be easily accessible for all employees and be part of your employee handbook and their employment contract. If you need advice on your grievance procedure and other HR policies, or have an ongoing situation you need expert step-by-step support with, then the Croner Business Helpline can help. Free with […]

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The Food Standards Agency is to review practices in meat cutting plants following the serious non-compliance issues at 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume.   The FSA, along with Food Standards Scotland (FSS), announced this week that they will be undertaking a review of meat cutting premises and cold stores.   The review, which will be established later this month, comes in the wake of serious non-compliance issues identified at cutting plants operated by 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume.   […]

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FSDF member logistics and distribution specialist Oakland International has confirmed Robert Hardy as the company’s new Commercial Director. With over 35 years of European business development experience encompassing cross-channel freight, logistics, multimodal, business leadership and growth expertise gained working with a range of multi-million-pound budget schemes, Robert is able to bring a fresh dimension to Oakland. Robert is also a customs and Brexit advisor to The Institute for Government, a funded advisor to InterTradeIreland and a registered expert with the […]

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International development organisation Transaid has begun key in-country research to enhance understanding of safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport in four African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is funded by DFID as part of the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP), and is being delivered in partnership with road safety NGO Amend and the Transport Research Laboratory. The project is now in the stages of reviewing existing research and good practices, engaging with key […]

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