Chevron continues to support the UK road transport industry

Chevron Lubricants continues to support the UK commercial vehicle sector with a number of sponsorship and partnership programmes in place for 2015.

This year marks the 30th Motor Transport Awards and will be the fifth year of involvement for the Chevron Lubricants team as category sponsors of the Fleet Truck of the Year Award.  The Motor Transport Awards celebrate innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality, all areas in which the company’s products, marketed under the Texaco brand, are focused.  

The recent FTA Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference and LCRS Awards provided another opportunity for Chevron involvement.  The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) is an industry-led initiative designed to record, report and reduce carbon emissions from freight transport.  Originally set up in 2009 and endorsed by the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011, the scheme is managed by the FTA, but is open to all commercial vehicle operators to join. 

Finally as a partner in the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF), Chevron has become further involved in exploring and understanding the challenges for the road transport industry.

Membership of CSRF allows Chevron to offer technical expertise by supporting a number of important research projects that are designed to deliver long term impact to the commercial transport industry.  The association also provides Chevron with greater insight into ongoing research and development work as well as customer expectations for the next generation of lubrication products and support services.

Speaking of the sponsorship initiatives, Chevron Lubricants commercial sector marketing manager Dave Spence said: “Our commitment to supporting important industry events and research initiatives is core to our desire to offer the very best products and services to the commercial vehicle sector.  Maintaining such close links within all aspects of the industry allows us to be on the forefront of customer demand and product innovation.”

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Exclusive video: new transport minister Andrew Jones spells out priorities at Tip-ex 2015

The new transport minister with responsibility for freight and logistics, Andrew Jones, says his key priority for the future is delivery of the strategic road infrastructure programme announced by the government last year.

The new parliamentary under secretary of state for transport, to give him his official title, was visiting the Tip-ex and Tank-ex exhibitions in Harrogate last week, spending over two hours chatting to delegates and exhibitors to learn about the industry. He explained to that he has three main priorities – delivery on road investment, bus regulation and the infrastructure relating to the northern powerhouse.

“The key one is road infrastructure,” he told us. “There is going to be a lot of work on our roads adding lanes and resurfacing. We’ll need to be prepared for a few jams while we get it sorted out, but the benefits to the freight sector will be huge once it’s complete.”