Fuel hauliers have welcomed the launch of a national training safety-standard for tanker drivers, and are gearing up to put their staff through the Petroleum Drivers’ Passport (PDP) scheme. The PDP scheme aims to ensure a national standard is followed by all UK fuel tanker drivers, ensuring they have a common knowledge and competence in the loading, driving and offloading of fuel tankers. It was created by the UK Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) – a pan-industry group including government […]
The purchase of Macintyre Transport is a “significant” move that has doubled the size of Turners (Soham)’s container vehicle fleet in one fell swoop, according to its boss Paul Day.
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]