The Unite union say they have reached a possible deal with fuel companies who are currently in talks over their pay and conditions.
The union say they are satisfied they have a set of proposals, currently confidential to present to its members - but it does not mean the threat of strike action has been lifted.
The tanker drivers still have to agree with the terms.
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