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Fines for Carrying Illegal Immigrants in Your Truck – 6 Things You Need to Know

  Fines for carrying illegal immigrants in your truck, also known as “Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants” are a big problem for hauliers sending loads into the UK. We look at what they are, how to challenge them, and what you can do to avoid them in the future.   […]

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Operator Licences – A Beginner’s Guide for Anyone Thinking of Running a Truck or Bus

  So you want to operate your own truck or bus?   Whether you’re already a driver looking to start up on your own, or you’re entirely new to the transport industry, chances are you’ve heard of something called an Operators’ Licence. Read on to find out what this is, […]

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Truck Seized in the UK? Fear Not – You Can Get it Back

  Having a truck seized by the UK authorities can be a nightmare. Earnings can be hit hard and in some circumstances the vehicle is permanently lost, with no insurance pay out.   The good news is seized trucks can be recovered! With no “one size fits all approach” you […]

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Do I Need an Operator’s Licence? (Goods Vehicles)

  This is a simple question which is not always simple to answer. The Operator Licensing system is complex and there are many exemptions that may or may not apply to you. The reality is that you should always get specialist advice or you could find yourself applying for a […]

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5 Challenges Facing Dutch & Belgian Hauliers Operating Trucks in the UK (And How to Overcome Them)

Dutch and Belgian trucks carry a large percentage of all the goods that enter the UK each year by road. Without this vital trade, the UK economy would very quickly run into trouble. Transport companies in the Netherlands and Belgium are some of the most advanced and legally compliant anywhere […]

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Lives and Loads Put at Risk by a Simple Lack of Lorry Parking

  A severe shortage of lorry parking in the UK is placing the lives of lorry drivers and the public at risk, and making it easier than ever for thefts from lorries to occur.   Consider the position of a long-distance lorry driver: after driving your load for hours you […]

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Cabotage Operations and Recovering Detained Vehicles

Brexit:  A Game Changer Following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, there has unsurprisingly been much debate in the media and among politicians and the public on what the future trade arrangements between Britain and the EU will look like. These predictions typically range from dire warnings of onerous tariff […]

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