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I wonder how buoyant the recruitment market is for transport directors these days. This is a sector overburdened with legislation, demanding clients, compliance issues and now to top it all, fines faced by international operators and their drivers when they unwittingly import illegal immigrants. Why would any sane person set up a haulage firm?
Alcohol duty fraud, particularly in beer and wine, is a significant problem for the Exchequer and legitimate business. HMRC’s measures to counter the fraud thus far have had limited success (and this includes the supposed ‘ideal’ anti-fraud measure – the electronic excise movement and control system for EU duty-suspended movements – EMCS).
The UK aerospace industry is one of the biggest in the world and accounts for nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of the global defence export market. However that’s not to say that, as a sector, it doesn’t face challenges particularly given the nature of an industry when every second counts.
With the DVSA having announced its intent to focus on the worst offending transport operators, there is a growing recognition that technology can help organisations demonstrate to the authorities that they are actively managing their compliance.
In a bid to improve safety on the UK’s roads, WheelRight has been offering a free pressure check to HGV drivers and motorists on one of Britain’s busiest stretches of road – the south-bound M6.