After more than 40 years in the industry, Peter Larner retires from his role as MD of Essex tanker operator Suckling Transport on 31 October. He tells the history of his world in five objects to Steve Hobson. A quietly spoken, thoughtful man, Peter Larner has built a reputation for keeping a cool head when all around are losing theirs. When MT asked for an interview to mark his retirement – or more accurately shift from full-time MD and part-time paperback writer […]
As we know, the government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars and vans by 2030. Provided the industry can produce enough electric vehicles by then, there seem to be few barriers to ensuring the date is met. It’s a different story where heavy trucks are concerned though and diesel powered vehicles are likely to still be keeping us supplied after 2030.
Thomas Hardie Commercials has supplied the first Volvo trucks – four FH-500 tractor units – to enter service with Lancashire operator Huntapac Produce.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has backed Robert Halfon MP’s efforts to introduce legislation to provide a breakdown of the amount of tax paid on fuel receipts. Halfon, founder of the PetrolPromise.com campaign, will make his case for this transparency in the Houses of Commons on 16 October, under the ten-minute rule motion. FFUK supported Halfon’s recent appearance in the house, when he called on the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate the UK oil sector. Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, […]