10 years of PD Passport

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) Scheme, an industry initiative backed by government designed to ensure that all tanker drivers in the UK are trained and assessed to a consistent standard in loading, transporting and offloading petroleum fuel products from road tankers.

The PDP Scheme was developed by the Downstream Fuel Distribution Forum (DFDF), a partnership of employers, industry bodies and trade unions, and it is managed by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in conjunction with the PDP Management Group.

From strength to strength

Ten years on from its introduction, the Scheme has gone from strength to strength. Currently, over 11,000 tanker drivers in the UK hold a PDP card demonstrating to terminal operators, hauliers, customers and the wider public that they have been trained to the same consistently high and externally verified standard in all aspects of tanker driving from pre-vehicle checks to loading, driving and discharging.

Since the beginning, the Downstream Fuel Distribution Forum’s core focus has been centred around the promotion of high levels of safety and competency across the fuel distribution sector, and this is still very much our ethos today. This significant milestone is also testament to the continued commitment and dedication of all DFDF members who have worked towards this important achievement.

Looking ahead to the next 10 years, the DFDF looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively on issues relating to health and safety and training in the downstream fuel distribution sector, while also reaching out to other areas of growth within its network.

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