HOYER Petrolog launches recruitment video and retains Valero contract

HOYER Petrolog has extended its In To Plane refuelling operation with Valero at Dublin Airport with a two-year extension to its current deal, through to December 2020.

“The extension of this contract is excellent news for HOYER and secures a strategically important piece of business within Ireland, said Allan Davison, operations director.

“Our excellent relationship with Valero extends back to 2000 and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”

The contract involves refuelling planes during all hours of airport operation and involves 10 refuelling vehicles and 28 staff.

Recruitment video

Seeking to attract new drivers and address the issue of gender balance in the industry, HOYER Petrolog UK, which retains the number one position in the Fuel Oil News top 10 fuel logistics list (August 2018) has produced a video.

Shot on location at the company’s Coryton base in Essex, close to the Navigator terminal at Thurrock, the three-minute video features three drivers all at different stages of their careers with HOYER.

To see the recruitment video which was produced by London-based Shout Communications, please go to or view on YouTube here

Video stars include driver training instructor (DTI) John Springer whose career in logistics spans several decades and has given him a variety of key roles in the business. John has progressed through the ranks and now works on HOYER’s bitumen contract for Puma.

John said he hoped the video would showcase the opportunities offered in the industry.

“Working in this business for HOYER, your career doesn’t stand still. Our drivers are our ambassadors on the road, each day delivering fuel and other essential commodities that provide continuity to the lives of millions. That’s an important job, so we make sure we invest in them and give them the tools to do their job to the highest standards.”

Stuart Honour, a driver with the HOYER Petrolog Fleet in the South East, is the second driver featured. Stuart, who has been with HOYER for 18 months, describes the opportunities for career progression already offered in his short time with the company.

“I’ve been lucky to be offered a number of opportunities already including the annual Driver of the Year competition where I was awarded second place.”

The third driver to appear in the film is Anna Bochenek, who describes how she has been able to combine work life as a driver with home and family life as the mother of a young son in her role. She said she had always been interested in working in the industry as her father was a mechanic.

“I never expected I would become a tanker driver so this is a dream come true. The best thing about the job is that you are independent. Every day is different and I like working with colleagues and meeting our customers. I love this job and I am very proud to do it. HOYER has given me the chance and I would say to other women HGV drivers wanting to move into this industry, to give it a go.”

“There is a shortage of drivers generally across the industry and women are also woefully under represented,” said Tania Cressey, head of human resources.

“We wanted to show potential new recruits not only the opportunities available, but also reach out to women who might not have considered a career in the specialist bulk logistics sector. No fuels experience, ADR or PDP is required for any of our driving opportunities as full training will be given. Previous tanker experience is preferable, but not essential.”