Truckers claim BP’s ‘poorworking conditions are to blame for fuel shortage

TRUCKERS have slammed oil giant BP, saying the shortage of petrol tanker drivers is down to their supplier’s working conditions and not a lack of drivers.

Drivers blamed BP’s contracted logistics firm Hoyer Petrolog UK, saying poor pay, long unsociable hours and no sick pay or holiday benefits are the reasons many disgruntled drivers have left.

Tanker driver Andrew Meaden said: 'Hoyer has a complete lack of respect for the most prized asset, the drivers, simple as that'

Tanker driver Andrew Meaden said: ‘Hoyer has a complete lack of respect for the most prized asset, the drivers, simple as thatCredito: AFP

Tanker driver Andrew Meaden called it the “worst company in the world”.

The 51-year-old handed in his notice earlier this month having worked for Hoyer for more than four years.

Egli ha detto: “We love our job but we’re being treated like absolute s**t.

Drivers are leaving in droves, that’s why there’s a shortage

Hoyer has a complete lack of respect for the most prized asset, the drivers, simple as that.”

Hoyer said: “It is clear there is a national driver shortage that has affected all industries in the UK.

“As the market leader in fuels logistics, we also pride ourselves on our exceptionally high standards and quality of training, something which is recognised by our clients and our drivers.”

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