Thomas Hardie Commercials has supplied the first Volvo trucks – four FH-500 tractor units – to enter service with Lancashire operator Huntapac Produce. The Globetrotter-cabbed FHs are equipped with leather upholstery, fridges, sliding fifth wheels and four cameras, including two on the near side to help spot vulnerable road users. Each truck is expected to cover in the region of 180,000km a year. Tarleton-based Huntapac conducted an evaluation process that compared demonstrators’ fuel economy, AdBlue usage, performance and driver input. […]
The RHA and motorway service area (MSA) operator Moto have welcomed the prime minister’s plans to force service stations to display fuel prices on motorway signs, but the Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) believes it will push prices up.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has published new research “that blows the current thinking around fuel duty out of the water”, according to the head of the campaign.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has today (5 September) issued a call for information on the UK petrol and diesel sector, in order to identify whether there are competition problems it can investigate. “We are keenly aware of continuing widespread concern about the pump price of petrol and diesel and we have heard a number of different claims about how the market is operating,” said Claire Hart, director in the OFT’s Services, Infrastructure and Public Markets Group. “We have […]