Despite being one of the top two expenses of running a transport business, the diesel that goes into the tank is taken for granted by most operators. As long as it meets EN 590, diesel is diesel, right? Not quite, as Emma Wyatt, Shell fuels scientist, explains. “There are something like 10,000 different hydrocarbon components in a base diesel,” she says. “But there is a big difference in the performance of fuels, especially for heavy duty vehicles, depending on the […]
Daily diesel sales are 20% lower than before the pandemic lockdown was introduced, with petrol sales down by 26%, according to the latest government data.
The RAC has called on all major political parties to say in the run-up to the next general election what they intend to do about four key transport concerns – the high cost of fuel, the poor state of the UK’s roads, the need for better enforcement of driving behaviour, and the issue of expensive and inadequate parking facilities.
Contracts to supply forecourt fuel distribution to Shell have been renewed, with Suckling Transport picking up the Midlands operating region from Hoyer Petrolog.