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 […]
Hoyer has extended its ‘longstanding relationship’ with BP to provide aviation fuel transport and logistics services throughout the UK.
The directors of Action Express launched a driver training school last week, with the promise that it will fully fund the training of 100 new drivers with a guaranteed job for those who pass their tests.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]