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Archive: Impounded Vehicles Returned

Successful Return of Seized Truck

A large European haulage company had one of their trucks seized by the UK Border Force. Illegal immigrants had been found concealed within. A prosecution was commenced against the driver for facilitating illegal entry and the truck was impounded as evidence in the prosecution case. The haulage company had no […]

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Truck & Trailer Released Following Border Force Seizure

A well-known European haulage company approached SBC for assistance. The UK Border Force had seized a vehicle and trailer operated by one of their subsidiaries. A large number of cigarettes had been discovered in the trailer by customs officials. SBC prepared written submissions for the return of the impounded vehicle […]

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Impounded Vehicle Restored After DVSA Fail to Follow Proper Notice Procedure

Simon Clarke represented both the Owner, a bank, and the Hirer of a custom built open car carrier at a hearing in front of the Traffic Commissioner to seek the restoration of a vehicle seized for suspected breach of cabotage rules. One of the main issues to be resolved was […]

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Impounded Truck Returned.

A rogue Polish operator was caught conducting cabotage in the UK by the DVSA. The truck was impounded. The financing house who were the actual owners of the vehicle approached SBC to get the truck returned. The Traffic Commissioner, after hearing written and oral submissions from Harry Bowyer released the […]

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Seized Truck Recovered from HMRC in Record Time

SBC provides a ‘Locate & Recover’ service for hauliers whose vehicles just disappear from or stop moving on the GPS. This often means that the vehicle has been seized by HMRC or UKBA. With our contacts and investigators, we are able to locate, recover and even provide a driver to […]

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Trailer and High Value Load Recovered at Short Notice

SBC’s vehicle reclaim section were asked to investigate, locate and recover a truck belonging to a European Haulier which, according to the telematics, had stopped moving unexpectedly. We identified that the vehicle had been seized and impounded by HMRC on an allegation of tobacco smuggling. We were able to recover […]

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Impounded Vehicle Returned Following Successful Appeal

A Dutch haulier delivering into the UK had their truck and trailer seized (value €125,000) when the driver was found to be smuggling a large amount of cocaine and heroin. HMRC and Borders Agency agreed that the haulier was completely innocent of any wrong doing but nevertheless refused to restore […]

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