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New course to tackle clandestines

[ June 11, 2024   //   ]

Driver trainer Fleet Source has launched CEASE, a course to help truck operators avoid fines for carrying clandestine entrants by UK immigration authorities. Hauliers found to inadvertently have Clandestine Entrants on their vehicle face significant penalties and the UK Government has increased fines significantly, up to £10,000 per Clandestine Entrant, or £6,000 if a vehicle is identified as being insecure, even if no Clandestine Entrants are found.

The Driver CPC-accredited CEASE course is designed to educate and inform drivers about the risk of people attempting to hide in, or on, their vehicle illegally and covers clandestine entrant tactics, vehicle security, effective walkaround checks, personal security and what to do if a clandestine entrant is identified. Fleet Source says the course is the first to comprehensively cover the issues that drivers face crossing UK borders.