FSDF in Brexit discussions with DfT

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The Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) has met with the Department for Transport to discuss concerns about the temperature-controlled food logistics sector following the triggering of Article 50.

The discussion focussed on labour availability, border controls, the Union Customs Code, the UK Border Force vehicle accreditation scheme, increased opportunities for incursions into queued vehicles waiting in Northern France to enter the UK, the future Irish border, port health, cabotage (and the removal of it), future vehicle maintenance standards and regulatory enforcement, and drivers’ hours simplification.

CEO Chris Sturman met with the government department accompanied by Graham Doe, managing director of Solstor UK, Jon Miles, UK director at Newcold, Norman Highnam, contracts director at Marshalls Fleet Solutions and David Price, operations director of Fresh Logistics.

Sturman said: “FSDF will continue to represent the views and concerns of our members in future meetings with the Department for Transport and indeed all relevant Government departments during the process of exiting the EU.

“We welcome involvement from all our members and if you would like to share your views, please do get in touch with the FSDF team.”

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