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Fork lift truck safety

Q.What is the minimum legal age to drive a fork lift truck? A.If you're not 100% sure, read on… ANSWERS A CLICK AWAY, 24 HOURS A DAY FLTA Fact sheets provide independent, high quality fork lift advice Finding quality information on fork lift trucks can be a minefield. Where do …

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JCB Teletruk versalitiy in waste to compost project

JCB Teletruk versatility plays key role in Waste-to-Compost project A JCB Teletruk is an essential part of operations at Fairfield Materials Management (FMM), Manchester's first commercial compost producer. Having looked at larger tele-handlers FMM concluded that the JCB Teletruk's smaller dimensions give it the edge when carrying out a variety …

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JCB’s birthday celebrations crowned by royal visit

JCB celebrated its 61st birthday in style today by being presented with a Queen’s Award by HRH The Duke of Kent. The Duke presented JCB Earthmovers with a Queen’s Award in the International Trade category – an acknowledgement of the substantial growth in overseas sales in new and existing markets. …

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Food and drink transport costs

Evolving lifestyles and changes in standards of living are putting increased pressures on our transport system, particularly in the food and drinks sector where the cost of “food miles” is becoming a major environmental issue. Against this background, the Department for Transport (DfT), has commissioned major surveys of the Food …

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National recycling awards 2006 finalists announced

Boots, Butlins and Tesco have all been short-listed for a National Recycling Award, together with many other companies and organisations who have developed recycling services or spearheaded initiatives which have helped to prevent the waste of valuable resources in the UK. Other finalists include local authorities, community projects and manufacturers …

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Crown fork trucks win design awards

Lifting more prizes Crown WF 3000 and TSP 6000 Series receive international design awards Two of Crown's flagship trucks – the WF 3000 Series pedestrian stacker and TSP 6000 Series turret order picker, have been awarded prizes in Europe and the USA for outstanding design. The WF 3000 Series of …

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E Net continues to post strong prophets

Optical-media distribution company, E-Net Computers Limited, continues to record huge profits, amid a world-wide collapse in the price of DVDs. Edinburgh-based IT and property entrepreneur Shaf Rasul's core operation delivered a turnover of £54million and an operating profit of £3.7million for the year to March 31. Rasul says the latest …

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Overloaded over hours and over here

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed tonight's BBC One Real Story programme which looks at the poor condition of large numbers of foreign lorries now working in the UK. The BBC's report says that 'Foreign lorry drivers are putting lives at risk by overworking, using vehicles with service faults and …

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