After more than 40 years in the industry, Peter Larner retires from his role as MD of Essex tanker operator Suckling Transport on 31 October. He tells the history of his world in five objects to Steve Hobson. A quietly spoken, thoughtful man, Peter Larner has built a reputation for keeping a cool head when all around are losing theirs. When MT asked for an interview to mark his retirement – or more accurately shift from full-time MD and part-time paperback writer […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been branded ‘complacent’ and accused of carrying out a ‘continued whitewash’ after insisting that its study last year of the UK fuel market yielded no credible evidence of any market manipulation.
The bosses of Abbey Logistics Group and Suckling Transport are disappointed that their efforts to promote the industry with a Love Logistics livery on their vehicles haven’t been embraced by other operators. Six months after the Love Logistics liveries were introduced, inspired by former Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell’s suggestion at an MT Directors’ Club meeting that trucks were the perfect moving billboards to promote the industry, no other operators have followed suit. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at […]