BBC News – Army training to deliver petrol in case of strike action
Army drivers are being trained to deliver fuel to petrol stations around the country in anticipation of a possible strike by tanker drivers.
The Unite union is balloting on industrial action and the government is drawing up contingency plans to avoid major disruption to fuel supplies.
Unite has been balloting more than 2,000 of its members who work for seven major fuel distribution companies.
The vote closes on Monday and any agreed strike could be held next month.