A Culina Logistics employee died at the company’s depot in Haverhill, Suffolk, after becoming trapped under collapsed chilled storage units for over 24 hours, (Culina Logistics is a subscriber to the FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement). The incident took place on November 22. Dzintars Klementjevs suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Steve Winwood, chief executive of Culina Logistics, said: “On behalf of the Culina Logistics business, it is with the deepest regret that I am now in a position […]

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Last night FSDF member & North-East based Grid Smarter Cities won the ITS UK ‘Innovative App award’ for creativity and outward thinking for their Intelligent Kerbside Management solution, ‘Kerb’. Kerb is a patented, real-time Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution for cities. Kerb allows commercial vehicle operators to opt to book and pay to park/load unload on previously unavailable kerb space in high density, urban areas or to extend loading periods in time restricted locations. Glen Davies, Transport & Logistics Director at AtoH, […]

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Free to Croner clients (FSDF Members) Webinar & E-Learning for December 2018. Hosted by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in their respective fields, Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised sessions including relevant legislation and key case law. CLICK HERE to view the courses for December.

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FSDF member Star Refrigeration apprentice Gavin Kidd has won third place at the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) Scotland Apprentice of the Year awards. The Bellshill-based engineer was presented with the award at the IOR Scotland’s annual dinner event, which took place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on 15th November. The achievement marks an important personal milestone for Gavin in recognition of his flourishing potential and a satisfying finale to a striking year for Star Refrigeration’s youth development programme. […]

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International development organisation Transaid has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with a special showcase event in London, attended by more than 150 industry supporters, partners and development organisations, together with Patron HRH The Princess Royal and the entire Transaid team. The event, held on 21st November 2018, highlighted Transaid’s many achievements in sub-Saharan Africa, which have been made possible thanks to the extensive support of the transport and logistics industry and key funding partners. Addressing assembled guests, The Princess […]

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From 31 January 2019 the DVSA will no longer accept the TD1 form. There are now 2 new forms to record details of a heavy goods vehicle with DVSA. You’ll need to complete and return the appropriate form so you can: get a ministry plate and plating certificate (if the vehicle needs them) book an annual test (MOT) for the vehicle You’ll need to use the ‘VTG 788‘ form for vehicles approved under European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval or […]

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A Newport-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how on, 5 May 2017, an employee of Freight Movement Limited was seriously injured when a pallet loaded with 920kg of cardboard packaging toppled from a forklift and landed on him. The driver suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a lack of segregation between […]

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NFT (subscriber to the FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. Business will manage supply chains for world’s leading brands. The UK’s leading provider of temperature-controlled logistics services NFT is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo. Created by private equity investor EmergeVest, and with £850 […]

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The most important part of the truck:  FSDF member UniCarriers focuses on the driver. Dynamic Cornering Control, Fork Safe Zone, and Level Assistance System: despite all the technological refinements of an industrial truck, its most important and valuable part is the driver. That’s why UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019. In Hall 10 at Stand D61, the globally active developer of industrial trucks will present its ergonomic equipment and its concepts for driver health and safety […]

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In a move designed to improve the sustainability of its commercial vehicle fleet, Gloucestershire-based Creed Foodservice has specified its first FSDF member Carrier Transicold ICELAND TWINCOOL engineless refrigeration systems for 12 new DAF LF rigid trucks. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).   Creed Foodservice selected the new ICELAND undermount units because of their ability to run […]

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