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New Tanker Showcases Dartmoor Landscape

When Moorland Fuels decided to add a new tanker to its fleet, the company thought hard about what imagery to use on the vehicle.  The result is an eye catching design which shows Staple Tor covered in snow on one side of the tank and Watern Tor in the summer on the other.

“At Moorland Fuels we consider our tankers to be part of the landscape because they make so many regular deliveries throughout the local area,” said Ben More, managing director, Moorland Fuels. “We wanted a design that celebrated the Dartmoor area and also showcased our commitment to delivering fuel whatever the weather.”

                Finding the right images to use was difficult.  In the end, Moorland Fuels turned to the work of Alex Nail, a landscape photographer who grew up on the edge of Dartmoor. Nail has hiked all over the moor, often camping out overnight to capture his images. Although he now does much of his photography in mountain areas, he still regularly returns to shoot Dartmoor's unique landscape.  Nail’s photographs can be seen on his Web site

                The new tanker enables Moorland Fuels to continue to deliver excellent service throughout the Dartmoor area and its surrounding landscape.  The vehicle is a Euro 6 MAN short wheelbase tanker.  This specially designed and built vehicle by Maine tankers is capable of carrying 13,000 litres of fuel and uses the very latest meter technology to deliver efficiently and accurately to customers.

            The tanker with its beautiful artwork will be on display at Moorland Fuels’ show stand at the Okehampton, Chagford and Holsworthy Shows.  The company is running a “Name the Tanker” competition at the shows.  Anyone who visits the trade stand will have the opportunity to relax with some refreshments while deciding on what name to suggest for the tanker.  The winner will receive a gift bag full of goodies from local companies. 

Also at the shows, children can enter the Moorland Fuels Annual Christmas Card Competition. The theme of the contest is Christmas and the winning entry will be turned into the company’s Christmas card.  To make designing the Christmas cards a little easier, Moorland Fuels has created templates of its tanker.  The goal is to turn the tanker into works of art by adding colourful designs to the body of the tanker and adding scenery around the tanker.

To enter the contest, applicants must be 14 or under.  Templates for the tanker can be downloaded from or hard copies can be picked up at the Moorland Fuels trade stand at the Okehampton, Chagford and Holsworthy shows. The deadline for entry is September 30, 2013. 


“We get such great feedback every year on this competition,” said More. “The winner will receive a family day out for four, plus Moorland Fuels will donate £50 to a charity of the winner’s choosing.  Two runners up will have £25 each donated to a charity of their choosing.”

About Moorland Fuels

Moorland Fuels was formed more than 15 years ago. The company started by supplying lubricants throughout the South West.  Moorland Fuels is still a family-run business. Our reputation has been built by our team of dedicated drivers and staff.  We all believe in what we do, and this can be seen in our commitment to excellent service, which gives us the edge over our competitors. 

We are a fully independent distributor sourcing heating oil, gas oil and derv at the most competitive price to industry, farming and the home.  We run all our own vehicles, both for fuels and lubricants, from our depot in Okehampton, Devon and keep an extensive stock to meet all our customers’ demands. This gives us the flexibility to provide a fast, efficient and professional service to our customers.  We also do tank replacements, coal and boiler servicing.

For more information or to place an order, call (01837) 55700.

Released August 11, 2014