Turners (Soham) experienced a loss of a major contract in its tanker division that led to a slight decline in turnover and profit during its most recent financial year, MD Paul Day said. Following a move by customer Greenergy to take the delivery of fuel to supermarket group Sainsbury in house in July 2013, the tanker division’s turnover fell about 15%, negating what was otherwise a respectable increase in the firms temperature controlled and general haulage operations. This left overall […]
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 […]
Turners (Soham) has purchased Macintyre Transport, for an undisclosed sum.
Greenergy is probably the biggest transport fuels supplier you have never heard of. While it has around 35% of the UK market, supplying 17.1bn litres of petrol and diesel last year, it operates no filling stations and its fleet of 150 tankers are usually liveried in either customer brands or that of its own fuel transport operation Flexigrid.