Latest news from the Petrol Retailers Association
Hiring military drivers to deal with fuel shortages is “not an absolute panacea,” said Brian Madderson of the Petrol Retailers Association.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, he said: âThere has been some background training for military personnel.
âBut that may be limited to moving the tanker truck by articulated truck from point A to point B. One of the difficulties is loading, and tanker drivers are currently loading their own tanks on the tanker truck. portico of the terminals, then most ensure delivery to the forecourt.
He added: “This is skilled work and we will work with government and industry to see how we can best move it forward.”
When asked if he said it was not clear whether Army drivers would have the specific skills involved, including not only driving but the whole process, Mr. Madderson replied : âYes, that’s the whole processâ.
He said members of the Petrol Retailers Association are able to help fill tanks at their own sites “but not in all cases”.
He said: âWe hope that the oil companies will find additional staff to help load the gantry.
âBut you’re right, it’s not an absolute panacea. So there is not a single lever that will be pulled by the government and the industry that will resolve this situation. It is a question of small levers, each contributing a little to move forward.