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. It comes as vehicle security firm TrailerLock warned that attempts to stowaway inside unsecure trailers had increased due to the significant rise in unaccompanied freight amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Motor Transport has highlighted several cases where illegal immigrants were discovered hidden inside HGV trailers this year. In one incident, 18 […]
UK international hauliers and their customers could face a two-tier UK customs system, post-Brexit, which will prioritise larger importers, leaving smaller importers and their logistics partners facing slower customs clearance and higher prices.
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.
Victory! Back in 2017, after campaigning from the Unite union and Truckers’ Toilets UK, the HSE ruled thatemployers in control of non-domestic premises (i.e. places of work) were required to allow all visitors to their premises, who were not employed by them, access to their toilets and washing facilities.