A revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) for accessing fuel distribution terminals has been launched by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the FTA. The original scheme was launched in the 1980s by BP Oil UK, Shell UK Oil Products, Esso Petroleum Company, ConocoPhillips (now Phillips66), Total UK and Chevron (now Valero). It was a means of identifying vehicles and trailers that have been inspected by qualified persons and deemed to meet specified safety […]
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.
Industry bodies are to collaborate on a new joint initiative to promote the road haulage industry, with a focus on improving its public image and attracting more employees.
The haulage industry gave a warm welcome this week to reports that prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to cut fuel duty for the first time in nine years.