Hauliers are bracing themselves for more delays at Northern Ireland’s ports after Brexit checks on animal and food products were suspended at both Belfast and Larne ports this week following threats to customs staff. Twelve staff have been removed from Larne Port “with immediate effect”, following “an upsurge in sinister and menacing behaviour in recent weeks”, according to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council . A spokesman for Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) said it […]
The number of clandestines detected by Border Force almost doubled last year, according to the Home Office, although it refused to confirm how many were discovered at individual ports.
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]
Mansel Davies & Son (MDSL) has had its licence revoked after a director ordered a junior member of staff to falsify maintenance records in a “disgraceful” act to cover-up an absence of vehicle safety checks.