Prominent Northern Ireland LGV operator Willie Oliver has called for stiffer penalties to be applied to those found using laundered fuel. Oliver, who is MD of Coleraine-based Oliver Transport Services and a board member of the RHA, has also thrown his weight behind the recent suggestion by RHA director of policy Jack Semple that the forthcoming Irish fuel duty rebate will increase the lure of illicit fuel. Current penalties for those found driving around with illegal diesel simply do not […]
Consumption of road transport fuels fell fractionally during 2012, latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown. A 5.4% fall in petrol sales over the year being almost entirely offset by a 2.36% rise in diesel sales, according to DECC.
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region.
Operators looking for ways to save money on their fuel bills via alternative technologies, could do worse than attending a free conference at the University of Glamorgan on 17 September Held in partnership with Skills for Logistics (SfL), FUEL – Saving Money Via Resource Management, Alternative Sources, Conversion to More Valuable and Environmental Fuels, will look at efficient use of existing fuel. It will also cover the use of alternative sources such as Methane, Hydrogen, Biomethane and CNG for trucks. […]