WP drives forward with new additions to fuel tanker fleet

 2nd Jun 2011

Regional fuels distributor WP Group has invested £700,000 in six new tankers.

The fuel-efficient marques are the latest additions to the company’s 30-strong truck fleet, which deliver fuel and lubricants to thousands of businesses across the South Coast.

New Tanker - Russell Fairchild
Russell Fairchild with one of the new tankers.

Operations director Russell Fairchild, pictured above, based at WP’s head office by Fawley Refinery, near Southampton, said: “All six vehicles are compliant with Euro 5 standards, with reduced emissions, and are among the greenest of their kind on the road today.

“We take our environmental responsibilities seriously here, particularly because of the industry we are in, and the latest additions to the fleet will help reduce fuel consumption whilst being kinder to the environment. Safety and comfort are also factors.”

The new vehicles are a 32-tonne Scania, capable of carrying up to 22,000 litres, two 26-tonne Manns with a capacity of 19,500 litres each and one 26-tonne Manns 12-tonne with up to 7,500 litres.

Russell added: “The tankers have been bought for their flexible performance, torque and payload capabilities as we deliver to all sorts of environments and terrains, from a remote farmhouse along a narrow rutted lane to ships at ports.”

All of WP’s tanker drivers hold the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), a qualification designed for the UK transport and haulage industry, with emphasis placed on safety and fuel economy.

To find out more about WP Group, please contact 0800 980 6172 or email .

Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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Cadland Road
SO45 3NY
Telephone: 023 8089 7841
Freefone: 0800 980 6172
Fax: 023 8089 8876
Web: www.thewp-group.co.uk

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