A Century of Petroleum Transport

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This title by Graham Edge looks at the development of the road tanker and fuel delivery fleets of the following companies: BP; Conoco (JET); Esso; Fina; Gulf Oil (Chevron); Mobil; Shell Petroleum; Shell-Mex & BP; Texaco and Total. The photo sections show many of yesteryears classics, the fuel companies having employed so many British types and models over the years. However, the products of manufacturers such as Scania and Volvo also have a rightful place in this book, for as the front line tanker has developed from the four -six & eight wheeler to the multi-axled artic so has the chassis buying policy of the fuel companies. Other chapters cover Emergency Wartime Pooling Arrangements; Road Tanker & Fuel Terminal Operations and Petrol Retailing & Service Stations concluding with a colour section highlighting some of the vehicle livery changes occurring over the years. A Roundoak book published by Nynehead Books. 148 pages. 300 mono & colour illustrations. hardback