Department of Energy and Climate Change
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Tanker Driver Strike: Advice for motorists
Following a ballot by the union Unite, fuel tanker drivers have voted to undertake strike action.
The Government has condemned this potentially disruptive action and urged both sides to negotiate a settlement to avoid strike action.
There is currently no problem with fuel supplies. But if a strike were to go ahead, supplies of fuel to some, but not all, forecourts across the UK could be affected.
The Government is able to take a number of steps to minimise disruption, in particular to make sure the emergency services get the supplies they need.
Motorists can also help by following the following sensible advice:
- Don’t change your purchasing behaviour, refuel as you normally would, planning ahead if you have a long journey to go on.
- Stick to speed limits as this helps conserve fuel.
- Don’t queue at petrol forecourts, this causes congestion and increases disruption.
- Check travel sites and latest news before travelling.
Regular updates and the latest information will be published on DirectgovExternal link ”.