Tanker Driver Strike Action Ruled Out
Posted on the 30th Mar 2012 in the category Announcements
The Unite Union has confirmed that they will not be asking their members to strike over Easter. This will hopefully give the public the confidence to not panic buy and thus allowing both retail forecourts and terminals to replenish supplies.
With a 7 day notice period required before industrial action, there should be no need for panic buying though whilst forecourt stocks are low and queues being experienced, we would recommend that our customers do not let their tanks run too low and that they ensure they have enough fuel for the entire journey whenever possible.
Mark Wayne, Managing Director March 2012
Unite have advised that it retains the right to call industrial action if talks between the union and the seven distribution companies through the arbitration service at ACAS break down and talks are expected to start next week.
And whilst Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude recently encouraged the irresponsible and dangerous behaviour of storing fuel in a jerrycan, we advise against the inappropriate and potentially unsafe storage of fuel at your home.
The potential dangers have been highlighted today by reports of a York woman accidentally setting fire to herself last night, suffering 40% burns after the petrol caught fire in the kitchen of her home whilst she tried to decant the fuel from one container to another so her daughter could fill her car.
For more information on fuel supply and fuel cards, please contact our advisors
2012 Budget - Osborne Confirms rise in fuel duty!
Posted on the 23rd Mar 2012 in the category Fuel News
Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that fuel duty will increase by 3.02 pence per litre in August as
In a move to appease budget stricken drivers, he also said he would increase vehicle excise duty by inflation only and it would be frozen for hauliers.
But with already record prices at the pumps and the impending 3ppl duty increase, all businesses relying on transport will be hard hit over the coming months.
So now is the time to look at fixing your price in advance in order to budget your fuel spend more effectively and with a BWOC Fuel Card, you can do just that.
Add other 'free of charge' benefits such as no minimum spend, MPG reports, online account access and a network of over 2,000 leading branded sites to include motorway service stations and supermarkets; with a BWOC fuel card you can take controlling your fuel spend back from the Government.
As a responsible fuel supplier, using a BWOC fuel card will also help capture 10% of the CO2 you produce as a business, free of charge.
At BWOC we offer a range of fuel card services which are designed to offer you the convenience of cashless refuelling and more. Giving you a fixed national weekly price in advance, reducing your exposure to daily pump price increases and enabling you to budget your fleets fuel costs.
For more information on our fuel card services or if you would like to discuss the possibility of fixing your weekly fuel price please do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of BWOC card sales team on 01922 897160.
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