Paul Day, MD of Turners (Soham), is one of the most respected operators in the transport industry, earning plaudits for his professionalism, strategic thinking and rigorous cost control. A Cambridge maths graduate and former GB table tennis player, Day is the grandson of Turners co-founder Wallace Turner. One supplier close to the firm says of Day: “He is good at strategy and is close to his markets. He specialises in certain niche sectors to spread his risks. He keeps excellent […]
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]
Fuel hauliers have welcomed the launch of a national training safety-standard for tanker drivers, and are gearing up to put their staff through the Petroleum Drivers’ Passport (PDP) scheme.