North Lincolnshire-based Clugston Distribution Services has revealed it will expand both its fleet and its workforce with a £1.5m investment in new tractors and trailers this year. The firm is adding 13 new Renault Premium tractive units to its 75 strong fleet, five of which will work on the fuel delivery operation it set up last year. Eight of the new trucks will be specified with hydraulic discharge compressors for use in its bulk powder operation. The investment also […]
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]
County Antrim-based vehicle operator Woodside Haulage (Holdings) managed to boost turnover by nearly 10% in the year to the end of March 2014, its latest accounts have shown.
The founder of campaign group PetrolPromise has expressed his disappointment after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decided against launching an investigation into the UK petrol and diesel market. Campaign founder Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, said: “I am grateful to the OFT for their work. But it is disappointing that they will not hold a full inquiry. For example, they admit that there is a problem with poor competition in many towns but they are not taking action.” “Government […]