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Men arrested and fuel laundering plant shut

Three men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering plant shut down as part of a UK-wide HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected multi-million pound fraud. More than 50 HMRC officers, supported by North Wales Police and Police Service of Northern Ireland, carried out simultaneous searches of nine business and four […]

Two hauliers receive fines for illegal dumping

Two hauliers have received heavy fines for their involvement in illegally depositing waste at a golf range in Kent. Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court heard that 2,157 truck loads of waste soil were deposited at the Great Chart Golf & Leisure facility in Ashford between 2012 and 2015, equating to 42,000 tonnes, significantly exceeding the 1,000-tonne limit […]

Drivers’ hours rules need to be clearer

A lack of clear guidance on how operators can manage and comply with drivers’ hours rules means enforcement authorities could be breaching government guidelines, according to a transport lawyer. James Backhouse, at Backhouse Jones, said many of the issues drivers and hauliers face in trying to follow drivers’ hours regulations would be improved if proper […]

Nine months jail term for £194,000 VAT haulage fraudster

The boss of County Tyrone-based Lyons Haulage has been sent to prison for his role in a £194,000 VAT fraud, following an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into his company. Mark Lyons, 48, of Crevenagh Road, Omagh, ran the company with his wife, Janet, and between November 2011 and September 2014 they charged customers […]

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Tuffnells fined £1.5m after driver crushed between truck and trailer

Logistics operator Tuffnells Parcels Express has been fined £1.5 million following the death of a worker who was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. The employee, Mr Leighton Jardine, was fatally injured on 22 January 2016 while attempting to attach a trailer. The trailer was parked on a slight slope, enough to cause it […]

DAF Trucks to deliver EU CO2 declarations ahead of schedule

DAF Trucks has announced that it will begin publicising certified CO2 values for its heavy trucks in the fourth quarter of this year – ahead of the EU’s official date of January 2019. From next January, all new 4×2 and 6×2 Euro VI heavy-duty trucks (16 tonnes and over) will need a CO2 emission declaration […]

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