Shell U.K. Ltd. has begun using a prototype road tanker designed to make fuel deliveries to small customers quicker' and safer.
The tanker was developed for the commercial distributors' market by Lakeland Tankers Ltd., Redditch, U.K., along with Shell and motor industry firms Renault (U.K.) Ltd., Alfo Haar (U.K.) Ltd., Benfell's Ltd. and BH Sala.
The Shell Commercial unit of Shell U.K. delivers fuel and oil products to smaller customers, including private residences. Often the customer's premises are in remote spots or are difficult to gain access to, and sometimes fuel tanks are positioned out of easy reach.
Shell said these factors increase the …