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Industry rallies to save TruckPol

[ February 7, 2012   //   ]

The freight industry is rallying around to try to save TruckPol, the once publicly-funded body that aims to fight crime against trucks and their drivers on the roads of Britain. Described by RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning as “the only police resource dedicated to collating and disseminating data and intelligence on UK truck crime”, it has been kept afloat by the industry since last year but is still £30,000 short of the £120,000 needed by April if it is to avoid closure.

FTA chief executive Theo de Pencier commented: “TruckPol plays a key role in the fight against criminal gangs which target a sector that is both vulnerable and attractive to thieves. The fact that the industry it helps to protect has kept it afloat this last year shows how highly regarded it is.  Sadly, without government funding, TruckPol is once again facing closure and it is up to industry to save it at the eleventh hour.”

For further information about supporting the campaign to secure TruckPol’s future, contact Chrys Rampley at c.rampley@rha.uk.net