Keeping it in the family

February’s issue of Fuel Oil News featured an ‘In Conversation’ in which we caught up with Steve Keep, a retired HGV driver and his daughter Louise, learning all about their roots in the fuel distribution sector as well as what has changed and what remains the same.

The next generation of tanker drivers following in the footsteps.

Steve originally featured on the cover of Fuel Oil News magazine, back in 1982, as a young, learner tanker driver making his way through the snow to ensure customers stayed warm. 41 years later Louise got in touch to let us know that she was following in the family footsteps, having qualified as an HGV driver at the end of 2022 and the new article followed.

We recently received the photo featured above from Louise who said: “My dad (Stephen Keep) is on the left with the 1982 magazine. My Uncle Mike (Michael Keep) is on the right with the 2023 magazine and I’m in the middle holding a picture of their late dad, my grandpa, John Walter Keep (of J. W. Keep Fuel Oil).”

This sector has always been, and still remains, all about the individuals who play their part so do keep sharing your stories with us.

You’ll also be glad to hear that Louise is loving life on the road!