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 […]
Keyfuels is using Multimodal to unveil ControlMax, an online portal that gives fleet managers complete control over the use of their drivers’ fuel cards.
A continued move from straight transport to logistics activities including warehousing, packing and freight forwarding helped Glasgow-based Gordon Leslie Group achieve a 20% rise in pre-tax profit in the year to 30 September 2012. Turnover in the year fell around 8% to £4.8m (2011: £5.2m), but profit before tax came in at just over £487,000 (2011: £405,000). MD Craig Leslie said the firm had made a “fairly conscious move” in the last two years to reduce its reliance on some […]
The introduction of a rebate on fuel duty for goods vehicle operators in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) this summer may tempt more UK operators to use illicit fuel, the RHA has conceded.