Turners (Soham) has acquired hazardous logistics specialist Lewis Tankers, as part of a strategy to expand its ADR operations. Hensall, East Yorkshire-based Lewis Tankers already has a well-established presence in the chemicals, aviation and energy industries, which will complement Suff0lk-based Turners’ fuel distribution operations. Turners general manager Colin Rutherford will head up the operation, working alongside Lewis Tankers MD Stewart MacDonald, who will remain with the business. Paul Day, MD at Turners, said: “Our aim is to build on the […]
Harlow MP Robert Halfon has called for a parliamentary debate on whether the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should investigate UK fuel prices. The Conservative MP wants a debate and vote to focus on the non-duty portion of petrol and diesel prices: specifically on whether there is a need to investigate possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour by oil wholesalers. Halfon is seeking to table a Commons Motion on the issue, which has been backed by 65 cross-party MPs, and he […]
The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms.
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.