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 […]
Consumption of road transport fuels fell fractionally during 2012, latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown. A 5.4% fall in petrol sales over the year being almost entirely offset by a 2.36% rise in diesel sales, according to DECC.
Suckling Transport delivered an 8% rise in pre-tax profit in the year to 31 December 2015, according to its latest annual results.
The bosses of Abbey Logistics Group and Suckling Transport are disappointed that their efforts to promote the industry with a Love Logistics livery on their vehicles haven’t been embraced by other operators. Six months after the Love Logistics liveries were introduced, inspired by former Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell’s suggestion at an MT Directors’ Club meeting that trucks were the perfect moving billboards to promote the industry, no other operators have followed suit. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at […]