Dover MP Charlie Elphicke accepted a gift of £22,577 from the RHA this year, according to the government’s annual Register of Interests released last month. Elphicke’s office said the gift pays for the secondment of a parliamentary researcher for a year. It was the highest donation in the register’s section on gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources. Elphicke said: “The researcher is looking at how we can be ready for Brexit – particularly at the Dover frontline. This is […]
Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February.
The reborn TruckPol intelligence service is gaining momentum and financial backing, according to National Business Crime Forum (NBCF) vice-chairwoman Jean Mountain. Mountain, who chaired a second meeting of the forum, which has resurrected TruckPol, told MT the Business Crime Intelligence Bureau, which works alongside the NBCF, had begun feeding information about freight crime through to the RHA as planned. The NBCF itself, meanwhile, is due to lobby MPs at the House of Commons on 22 November. The forum has attracted […]