The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has called for a greater focus on the role played by claims management companies (CMCs) in so-called ‘crash-for-cash’ incidents, in which accidents with innocent parties – often LGV drivers – are engineered in order to make a fraudulent motor insurance claim. Speaking at a forum in Westminster, IFB director Ben Fletcher highlighted the need for continued collaboration between insurers, police and regulators to help deal with the problem and called for a greater onus on […]
Viridor Waste Management has been ordered to pay more than £365,000 in fines and costs after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at a hospital in Plymouth.
The freight arm of the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NAVCIS) is on the hunt for industry partners to help it tackle rapidly rising levels of cargo theft from lorries.
Solicitors Smith Bowyer Clarke (SBC) said it was currently dealing with 10 cases per week where hauliers were seeking legal advice after receiving fines for having stowaways inside their vehicles.