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July

Twitter at heart of TfL plans to provide real-time road and travel updates during the Games
13 July, 2012

Transport for London (TfL) is using a range of social media and digital channels to provide real-time travel information ahead of and during the London 2012 Games.

Check tyres before summer holiday travels, TyreSafe warns motorists
13 July, 2012

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, is urging motorists to check their tyres before they set off on their travels.

Moto's AdBlue pump network grows to 20
13 July, 2012

Moto Hospitality Limited is claiming to be the first motorway services operator to offer AdBlue available from the pump at 20 of its HGV forecourts across the UK.

OFT accepts undertakings from Shell on its 253-site purchase from Rontec
12 July, 2012

The OFT has today accepted undertakings from Shell UK Limited to sell six retail fuel sites and six auto-LPG sites to address the OFT's competition concerns arising from Shell's completed acquisition of 253 petrol stations from Rontec Investments LLP.

Clamping clampdown
12 July, 2012

Wheel clamping without lawful authority will be banned in England and Wales from 1 October 2012, with anyone breaking the law facing criminal charges and a fine.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root expands with acquisition of forecourt specialist in Eastern Europe
11 July, 2012

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has finalised the acquisition of the shares of ACIS Benzinkuttechnika Kft., based in Budapest, Hungary, and ACIS Petrolservice Srl., based in Vlahita, Romania, including their operations in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria. As new members of the Gilbarco Veeder-Root family, the ACIS companies will change their branding to Gilbarco ACIS.
 

Worrying number of motorists drive with defective tyres
10 July, 2012

The number of motorists driving with defective tyres remains at a very dangerous and worrying level, warns TyreSafe, following figures recently released by the Ministry of Justice.

Sugro Retail Group signs up to Nisa
10 July, 2012

Nisa has announced the recruitment of the Sugro Retail Group, the Cheshire-based retail symbol operator. The move will see Nisa work closely with Sugro Retail Group to develop a consolidated retail symbol strategy which will see the groups Nearbuy Stores portfolio using Nisa’s member benefits.

10 sites for Harvest Energy
10 July, 2012

Ten independent operators have signed up with Harvest Energy, strengthening its brand presence across the UK. The new sites which are currently, or soon to be, displaying the distinctive white, blue and green Harvest Energy livery are, (from north to south):

New Forum of Private Business research places under-fire banks in the spotlight
10 July, 2012

Amid the furore surrounding the LIBOR-fixing scandal, new Forum of Private Business research shows that many cash-starved small businesses are still looking to the banks to provide growth capital and restore confidence.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?