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There is a growing trade in illegal refrigerents warn Europe association in the gas industrty. Three European trade assocations are calling for better enforcement of the F-Gas Regulations. As growing illegal trade of refrigerants is reported, the associations call on all market players to only buy refrigerants from reputable sources in order to ensure the safe and efficient operation of HVACR equipment. Illegally imported refrigerant can present a major risk for the health and safety of installers and users and […]

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The Government’s ambition is to reach an agreement with the EU to maintain existing liberal access for commercial hauliers. So you can prepare contingency plans for the unlikely event of a “no deal”, you can apply for an ECMT permit to continue working in the EU. Applications open on 26 November 2018. You’ll need to be registered on the Vehicle Operator Licensing system to apply. Read our latest Moving On blog post and our guidance on GOV.UK to find out […]

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Having acquired a significant proportion of the temperature controlled responsibilities from the former BFP, Kent Foods have recently taken delivery of a new 26t refrigerated vehicle from FSDF member Solomon Commercials. Built on a Renault D26 6×2 chassis with sleeper cab, supplied by JDS Trucks, the 9m body comprises of a full aerodynamic solution including a full front curve and rear KAMM tail.  This system has been proven to dramatically improve fuel economy, over 10%, and Kent Foods are looking […]

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With more than 400 companies anticipated to demonstrate the latest technological developments that are shaping the modern logistics industry, IMHX 2019 (NEC, Birmingham, 24-27 September 2019) is set to be the biggest and most successful event in the long running IMHX series of materials handling exhibitions to date. Dematic, Swisslog, Knapp, Vanderlande, Toyota, Crown, Doosan and Hyster-Yale are among the high profile exhibitors participating in the event, which will occupy some 376,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across 4 […]

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For two years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready from day one in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019.  It has always been the case that as we get nearer to March 2019, preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario would have to be accelerated. Such an acceleration does not reflect an increased likelihood of a ‘no deal’ outcome. Rather it is about ensuring our plans are in place […]

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Assuming there are no dramatic developments, this time next week the Chancellor will have delivered his 3rd Budget in just over two years. All eyes will be on what is another crucial moment for the Government. With so much uncertainty in the global markets and the looming prospect of ‘No Deal’ Philip Hammond has a lot of heavy lifting to do. His aim will be to provide enough confidence to steer the economy through the next weeks, and possibly months, […]

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FSDF member RTITB has launched an updated Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training course to ensure operators have the skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently at height.  The Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) categorises MEWPs, sometimes referred to as cherry pickers or access platforms, into 4 main groups; 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b, which classify the different capabilities of the machines. Machines can differ significantly in weight, height, dimension and capacity, and the operating environment can also vary significantly.  […]

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FSDF member Grid Smarter Cities are one of 21 companies collectively awarded approximately €700,000 under Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative which will enable them to explore innovative solutions to address challenges faced by Local Authorities. The Phase One funding has been awarded to carry out the feasibility study of their solutions in the Dublin and Belfast area. The funding was awarded under five categories, with Grid being awarded the funding for their work in ‘Last Mile Deliveries’ – […]

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