Ten hauliers a week fined for carrying illegal immigrants


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 […]