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 […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is calling for an investigation into the UK fuel market. FFUK wants the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to take the issue on, after a report commissioned for G20 Finance Ministers warned oil traders may have been artificially inflating wholesale prices. It also wants the financial regulators to look at whether traders and speculators have, in the style of the banks and the Libor rate, “fiddled” the benchmark trading price for oil. In a statement the campaign group […]
Fuel duty is set to be increased next year and will climb each year after that in line with inflation.
A new ‘split cycle’ engine that uses liquid nitrogen to achieve thermodynamic performance is claimed to save operators up to £9,000 per truck each year and slash harmful tailpipe emissions.