Prison for driver with cash bundles hidden in truck cab

A truck driver from Northern Ireland who had bundles of 20 pound notes hidden in his cab has been jailed for laundering nearly 200,000 GBP. In a case brought by HMRC, Warwick Crown Court was told that Colin Morgan, who worked for a haulage company in County Armagh, had arrived at Cairnryan, Scotland from Larne

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Prison for persistent beer smuggler

A Lancashire truck driver caught four times with illegal loads of beer smuggled from France has been sent to prison for a 131,000 GBP fraud. In a case brought by HMRC, Manchester Crown Court was told that Simon O’Hare was stopped on four occasions in London, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire by investigators as he was delivering

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Tracking systems important in improving driver safety

Tracking systems offer an important and underused lifeline to improving driver safety, says vehicle tracking provider RAM Tracking, as it highlights the value of driver training. Research shows that last year 195,723 casualties occurred on the UKs roads, with one in four involving a business driver[1], and of the three million company cars currently in

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Scottish motorway improvements to begin soon

Construction of 415m GBP in improvements to some of Scotland’s major trunk roads will begin soon, Transport Scotland has said. Improvements to the M8, which links Glasgow with Edinburgh, will include a new motorway section between the two cities, a new dual carriageway between Baillieston and Newhouse, improvements to the Raith Interchange and widening sections

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Re-think congestion charge – FTA

The Freight Transport Association is urging Transport for London to re-think the congestion charge on freight operators, following plans to raise it from 10 to 11.50 GBP a day. The congestion charge increase would equal an over-inflationary rise of 17 per cent for the freight industry, which is basically a tax rise for businesses within

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Parking fine profits are tax on business

The 594 million GBP in profits generated by parking fines last year have been called a tax on business by the Freight Transport Association. A report by the RAC Foundation found that profits from parking fines rose five per cent from 565m GBP in 2011-12. The FTA pointed out that this money is raised by

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