An alleged online scam that is said to have cheated around ten hauliers out of thousands of pounds of payment for loads taken from Europe to the UK has been referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. The bureau was alerted to the scam by UK haulage company Trans Orbis Forwarding, after it discovered the fraudsters had used the company name to advertise loads on international freight exchange website Timocom, reportedly conning at least ten hauliers out of an estimated […]
For hauliers who have been obliged to suspend or severely cut back on their operations because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a return to work probably cannot come soon enough. But as Jonathon Backhouse of Backhouse Jones solicitors told motortransport.co.uk, operators need to be aware of possible pitfalls in resuming their operations.
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]
Twelve former drivers at North Cumbria haulage firm Ross International have had their HGV licences revoked after they used various devices to falsify their driving records. After driver conduct hearings in Carlisle, Glasgow and Warrington, traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken and deputy TCs for the North West of England, Patrick Mulvenna and Simon Evans, disqualified the drivers – all from the north of England and Scotland – for between nine and 18 months A joint investigation by DVSA and […]