The Army is on stand by with up to 150 military tanker drivers preparing to deliver fuel to forecourts around the country to help ease supply problems created by the UK’s HGV driver shortage. The measure comes as panic buying at fuel stations across the country continues into a fourth day, which was triggered last week by news that BP had been forced to close a number of its fuel stations due to a shortage of tanker drivers. It is […]
Hoyer UK has taken on additional staff to process the flood of applications it has received from people wanting to work as tanker drivers, following the petrol pump crisis which kicked off last week.
Europa chief attacks RHA over handling of Brexit and fuel crisis and calls for Richard Burnett’s resignation
Europa Worldwide Group chief executive Andrew Baxter (pictured) has launched a vociferous attack on the RHA this week, accusing it of leaking information from confidential government meetings, failing to prepare hauliers for Brexit and “substantially” causing the fuel crisis by “leaking information about fuel stocks”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid the blame for the UK HGV driver shortage and the petrol pump crisis squarely at the feet of the road haulage industry this week.