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 […]
Turners (Soham) has continued its drive into the container sector with the acquisition of Goldstar Transport, creating a group with a combined turnover of more than £350m.
Freightroute has commenced deliveries in the north-east of England today (29 June) after joining the HazChem Network.
BP says it is “disappointed” that the Unite union’s tanker driver members have voted in favour of industrial action over safety, training and terms and conditions. The company says that it, along with other fuel distribution companies, has been working with Unite since 2010 to discuss the union’s proposal to form an industry wide bargaining forum. A spokesman for BP says: “Despite the fact that joint working groups have been established and discussions are still on-going, Unite has decided to go […]