ROAD TANKERS Regular readers will know only too well the appalling safety record of Nigeria’s oil industry and its transport sector. Government agencies are now trying to do something about it
Brenntag France has appointed Norbert Dentressangle (ND) to provide it with a dedicated fleet and driver hire service via its Red Inside offering.
UK DfT has identified a number of tanks manufactured by GRW Engineering in South Africa and fitted to road tank vehicles that may not be fully compliant with the provisions of ADR Chapter 6.8.
ROAD PRICING France is to follow Germany’s lead in applying a road tax for heavy goods vehicles. Hauliers are concerned at how they will pass on the costs in the current economic climate
CHINA A revised Dangerous Cargo Trucking Code will take effect in China on July 1. The new Code spells out detailed requirements in a number of areas, including parking, personnel, truck maintenance and third-party safety assessment
NCEC has published the 2013 Emergency Action Code (EAC) List, which is effective as from July 1.
France has initiated a multilateral special agreement under ADR on the carriage of damaged or defective lithium cells and batteries of UN 3090, 3091, 3480 and 3481.
FUEL DISTRIBUTION Plans for the UK’s new Petroleum Driver Passport are moving ahead, with SQA having been appointed to manage the scheme
Belgium-headquartered road tanker manufacturer Stokota has signed an agreement to form a strategic partnership with its Danish counterpart HMK Bilcon.
MANUFACTURING Road tanker manufacturers from the UK and around the world are beefing up product lines and demonstrating might with acquisitions and partnerships